Lynch. (stylized as lynch.) is a Japanese Nagoya kei metal band formed in 2004. The band's concept is "uniting heavy music with beautiful melodies." As of 2014, the group has released one EPs, seven albums, and 13 singles.
Lynch. was formed in 2004 when Reo (ex-GULLET) joined with Hazuki (formerly in Deathgaze) and Asanao in Nagoya, Japan. With Yukino (formerly in Deadman) as a support bassist, they released their first album on the label Marginal Works and toured nationally. In 2006, Yusuke joined as a second guitarist.
On October 11, 2007, the band signed to CLJ Records, a European record label dedicated to releasing Japanese rock artists abroad.
In 2009, Lynch. went on a three-man tour with heidi. and Sadie. On May 27, 2009, they announced via their official site the release of their fourth full-length album, "Shadows", which was released on July 8, 2009.
In July 2010, the band announced they would be joining a major label, although the exact label had not been specified. To coincide with signing onto a major label, the band started their last tour titled "THE JUDGEMENT DAYS" on their independent label in September 2010. Lynch. announced that Hazuki would not be participating in tour due to being diagnosed with "acute pharyngitis and laryngitis, accompanied by swelling of the vocal chords." Lynch. proceeded with the tour without Hazuki and gave out ticket refunds where Hazuki was not present. At the final show of the tour on December 19, Akinori, until then a support bassist, became Lynch.'s official bassist.
In June 2011, the album "I BELIEVE IN ME" became Lynch.'s first release on their new major record label, King Records.
In December 2013, Lynch. went on their first Zepp live tour in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
In February 2014, the Lynch. official fan club "SHADOWS" was established.
Hazuki (葉月) - lead vocals (2004-present), bass (studio only, 2004-2006),
Reo (玲央) - lead guitar, backing vocals (2004-present),
Asanao (晁直) - drums (2004-present),
Yusuke (悠介) - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2006-present),
Akinori (明徳) - bass (2010-present),
Yukino (ゆきの) - bass (support) (2004-2006),
Hikaru (光輝) - bass (support) (2006-2007),
Junji (淳児) - bass (support) (2007-2010)