Outrage is a thrash metal band formed in Nagoya, Japan in 1982. The band was named after Motörhead's song "Sex & Outrage" from Iron Fist.
They were influenced by NWOBHM bands in their early years. Outrage released their debut album in 1988. In 1999 singer Naoki left the band, They continued as a three piece with Yosuke and Yoshihiro sharing vocals. During this period their music changed to a more hard rock sound, but still had a metal edge to it. To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary in 2007, Naoki returned for what was supposed to be a few performances, including one at Loud Park '07. But the following year it was announced he would fully rejoin Outrage, and in 2009 they released a new self-titled album, which was recorded in Sweden with Fredrik Nordström and marked a return to their thrash sound. On March 23, 2010, the band was given the "Aichi Prefecture Cultural Art Prize" for their continued musical activities in their hometown of Nagoya.
Naoki Hashimoto - vocals (1986-1998, 2007-present),
Yosuke Abe - guitar, vocals,
Yoshihiro Yasui - bass, vocals,
Shinya Tange - drums,
Koji Niwa - guitar (1983-1985),
Kazutoyo Ito - vocals (1982-1986)
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