In 1997, they started their own independent label Monstar Records and released the split CD Monstar Cup Stage 1. This album and concurrent albums afterward contained predominantly English lyrics. During the next few years their style progressed and became more unique, attracting a larger fan base in Japan. In 1999, they began the event High Blood Pressure in which they and other Japanese rock bands showcase in.
They have staged several of these events and still continue it today. In September 1999 they began individual tours in England, Holland, Germany and Belgium, making it the first time touring in Europe. Later in November they signed with Hell Hornet Records and Limited Records and released their self-titled mini-album Bomb Factory, selling over 16,000 copies. In March 2000 the tracks Exciter and Deadly Silence Beach were chosen from this album for the game Dead or Alive 2 on Dreamcast and Playstation 2.
In December they gained more recognition after opening for Bad Religion during their Japanese tour. In 2001 they played many concerts and festivals in Japan with such groups as Uzumaki, Crispy Nuts, Shaka Labbits, Super Sisters, et al. In February 2002 Bomb Factory played in The Power to Explode tour with the band Fulltrap. After this came the Rough Tour, spanning 32 different venues with bands such as Buddha Head, Fulltrap, Batch, and Monkey Pirate. Later in June of the same year the band began their second European tour in Germany, France and Belgium.
While in France they played the Rock Oise Festival and received significant media coverage on radio, TV, and even made the cover of the magazine Walked In Line. In October 2004 the album Discord (a compilation of the Fat Boost and Discord singles) was released in France and their second tour of the country began soon after. In November 2004, the album Another Day, Another Life was released. They signed with Sea Green/Toshiba-EMI in 2006 and on November 15 they simultaneously released the album Social Suicide alongside their first DVD, Fifteenth: After All These Years, commemorating the band's 15 year survival.
On November 28, 2007 they released their Greatest Hits compilation album which includes one previously unreleased song, Fly. Bomb Factory signed a contract with Florida record label Bieler Bros in 2007, but later canceled. In May 2008, they signed with California label N2O Records and subsequently released Moshing Through Tokyo in August. "These guys truly are a bomb factory. Explosive, energetic and relentless.
Nothing can stop this powerhouse of a band." – Scottie Wolfe Members * Jun-ya - vocals * Kazuya - guitar, vocals * Joe - bass guitar, vocals * Shira - drums, vocals Discography 1996 - Blade of a Knife (Monstar Records) 2002 - Go This Way (Monstar/Hell Hornet) 2004 - Discord (MHP/Skalopards Productions) 2004 - Another Day, Another Life (Monstar/Limited) 2006 - Social Suicide (Sea Green/Toshiba EMI) 2007 - Greatest Hits (Monstar/CCRE) 2008 - Moshing Through Tokyo (N2O Records) ------------------------------------------------ 2) England's Bomb Factory is an agit-punk band from Cambridge. Self-described thus: "It's art punk rock. It's loud; it's spoken word, apoplectic ranting, yelping and screaming to driving rhythms and furious guitars. It's the sound of now and very possibly tomorrow as well.
Why? Because we are Bored shitless with off-the-peg, Pop Idol, consumer culture - the Spectacular Society where all you can see are things and their price. We wanted to do it ourselves. We want you to do it yourself. Ideas.
Passion. Up yours to a trash celebrity elite created in boardrooms to keep you enthralled, passive, obedient. No more icons anymore. Blow it up, burn it down, kick it till it breaks.
That's why." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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