Date: 16 May 2014 at 20:00
Place: Japanisches Kulturinstitut (The Japan Foundation)
Universitätsstraße 98, 50674 Köln Cologne, Germany
Crow×Class is a Visual Kei band where all members play traditional Japanese instruments and they are all professional musicians.
Their choice of instruments gives their music a quite unique and interesting sound. It’s energetic metal with a major ethnic touch; traditional Japanese sound mixed with rock.
They had their debut show in August 2011 at Rokumeikan in Megurowhich and it seems like their performances often are spiced up with theatrical elements, which makes me really curious.
Vocals & Wadaiko: 黒流（ボーカル、和太鼓）/ Kurona
Tsugaru-shamisen: 奏（津軽三味線）/ Kanade
Koto: 紫音（琴）/ Shion
Shakuhachi: 響（尺八）/ Hibiki
Shakuhachi: 影（尺八）/ Mikage
Wadaiko: 炸（和太鼓）/ Saku
This is their very first promotion video: “Gekkhocho”
From event page:
“Crow x Class – 黒 鸦 组 – is the first visual kei band, composed entirely of professional musicians of Japanese musical instruments. The group mixes the sound of traditional Japanese instruments with a modern hard rock and creates a music that is hauntingly beautiful and rough at the same time. The energetic and eclectic show of Crow x class mixes music with elements of theater, and offers a unique and entertaining experience.
Admission is free as usual! “