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Published on 01/06/2011 - Edition 2011


Nationality : Japan

Heavy metal is back at the J.E. Live House with a band who is a real phenomenon in Japan. LIGHTNING is about to become a legend of Japan Expo!

Live at the J.E. Live House!

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© All rights reserved LIGHTNING was born from the encounter between IRON-CHINO (Grrr) and the bassist Ohashi (Brrr). As the first was training deep in snowy mountains, both men shared the same artistic philosophy. That's how they came up with the idea of heavy metal band LIGHTNING.

After a long way strewn with obstacles, the band decided in 2006 to autoproduce their first demo CD called SOLDIER FORCE. Then they got an offer from the record company Soundholic which proposed to record an album and this way launched the professional career of the band.

In April 2007, LIGHTNING released the album BRAVE HEART which they consider as "the sword of lamentations which shows the way to a new era". The album sold out very quickly.

Since then, LIGHTNING's popularity keeps on growing, with a partnership with guitar brand Jackson or on stage with Oliver HARTMANN's company (AT VANCE~Avantasia).

Lightning : Thousands Fields by JapanExpoTV

After preparing for three years, their second album, FIVE RINGS, was released in 2010 since the band went on with a tour. For their last date in Shibuya, the crowd was so huge that there were people up the streets of Spain-zaka. In front of a stunned and crying audience, LIGHTNING became a legend.

In 2011, the band signed for the label AVALON.




  • 2011 - BRAVE HEART Re-birth Remastered album
  • 2011 - Shitô! Goryôkaku!! –LITHNING vs IRON ATTACK!- DVD
  • 2010 - FIVE RINGS Album
  • 2007 - BRAVE HEART Album

Meet the guest

  • Showcase Saturday 02 July, 16h30-17h15, J.E. Live House
  • Signing session Saturday 02 July, 17h30-18h30, Signing room 2
    Drawing lots
  • Showcase Sunday 03 July, 16h00-16h45, J.E. Live House
  • Signing session Sunday 03 July, 17h30-18h30, Signing room 2
    Drawing lots