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Kyoto Metal City (Takuya Yada & Joe of Cosmic Earth) | Japan Station 51

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast two members of the Kyoto-based metal band Cosmic Earth stop by to talk about their new album inspired by the Tokyo Olympics, the Kyoto heavy metal scene, and more.

About Cosmic Earth

Cosmic Earth is a Kyoto-based doom metal/stoner rock/heavy blues rock band founded by guitarist Takuya Yada in 2017. Cosmic Earth is part of Cosmic Frequency Records and is in the process of writing original music to release an album in the near future.

Topics Discussed

  • Takuya Yada’s decision to go to England to study English and become a guitarist
  • How Takuya Yada managed to become a guitarist of the heavy metal band Stuka Squadron
  • Joe’s connection to music and how he became interested in metal
  • How Takuya Yada and Joe met
  • The formation of Cosmic Earth
  • The story behind Takuya Yada’s heavy metal album inspired by the Tokyo Olympics: Stonolympic
  • Some of the concepts and themes explored in Stonolympic
  • Rock Bar Crunch in Kyoto
  • And much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

To support the Stonolympic album Kickstarter campaign, check out the link below.

Here is the video made to explain the Stonolympic album/Kickstarter. It features samples of the songs on the album.

For more information on Takuya Yada’s many projects, visit the Cosmic Frequency Records website.

Here is a video of Cosmic Earth performing their song “Holy Mountain.”

You can find Takuya Yada’s solo album 7 Fragments of the Unconscious on both the Cosmic Frequency Records website and Bancamp (link below).

You can follow Takuya Yada and Cosmic Frequency Records on social media.

The name of the heavy metal/hard rock bar in Kyoto that was mentioned during this episode is Rock Bar Crunch. You can find their website here. The address for Rock Bar Crunch can be found below.

Rock Bar Crunch Address
138 Universe Kaikan (Yunibāsu Kaikan), Tominagacho, Higashiyama Ward
Kyoto, 〒605-0078

For more information on BlueEyes Kyoto, you can visit their Facebook page. The address for BlueEyes Kyoto can be found below.

BlueEyes Kyoto Address
93 Kyoto Wasō Bldg. B1F (京都和装ビル), Goboomiyacho, Shimogyo Ward
Kyoto, 〒600-8385

To listen to the latest episode of Ichimon Japan, check out the link below.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi)
To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Zack Davisson

Featured image: Courtesy of Takuya Yada

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