There are at least two different bands with the name Gorgon. One is a Japanese heavy metal band and the other is a French black metal band.GORGON GENRES
GORGON was formed in 1995 in Chiba city (Japan), by the four NWoBHM maniacs: Shigeyuki KOIDE (bass / vocals), Kenji NARUSE (drums), Mutsuaki SUZUKI (guitar) and Naomi KUDO (guitar), with purpose of playing cover tunes from the rare and obscure NWoBHM releases. On their setlist, we can find more than 100 (!) cover songs from such legends of the '80s English heavy metal as: AFTER DARK, ANGEL WITCH, A II Z, BASHFUL ALLEY, BITCHES SIN, BLIZTKIREG, CRUCIFIXION, HOLOCAUST, MENDES PREY, MYTHRA, PERSIAN RISK, PRAYING MANTIS, QUARTZ, SATAN, SOLDIER, TRESPASS, WOLF or XERO (please scroll down this page, to check up the complete list!).
From the other side, band used to compose own tracks, of course highly influenced by the bands mentioned above. In 1999 Naoki KUDO decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. Next year the line-up was completed by vocalist Satoru KAWAI, but after recording session of the "Force" 7"EP, he also left the band. In July of 2001, Live Recordings Attack!!! from Brazil published the "A Homage To SABBAT" tribute compilation. GORGON placed on it own NWoBHM version of their classic tune "Mion's Hill". Later guys released the split 7"SP with the legendary SABBAT (which was sold out so quickly, that the label decided to do re-pressing, so actually there is 1000 copies of it around).
In April of 2002 the new member joined the Gorgons: guitarist Noboru "Jero" SAKUMA became the official member, and the GORGON maniacs could see and hear his live performance at the 2 German gigs in June of the same year. As they say - the rest is history... Gorgon is still alive and well, so... UP THE GORGONS!!!
Japan (Chiba City), formed in 1995
GORGON CURRENT RECORD LABEL
GORGON CURRENT LINE-UP
Kenji Naruse - Drums (ex-Reignterror)
Matsuaki Suzuki - Guitar
Shigeyuki Koide - Vocals & Bass
Noboru ``Jero`` Sakuma - Guitar (Abigail (Jpn))
GORGON PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Naomi Kudo - Guitar