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Abingdon Boys School

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Japan (2005 – present)

Abingdon Boys School (A.B.S.) is a Japanese rock band formed in 2005. The members are Nishikawa Takanori (T.M.Revolution) on vocals, SUNAO on guitar, Shibasaki Hiroshi on electric guitar and Kishi Toshiyuki on keyboards. SUNAO and Shibasaki are also involved in T.M.Revolution’s backup band. Toshiyuki had arranged several songs on T.M.Revolution’s 2006 album “UNDER:COVER”.

Nishikawa is well recognized among the Japanese media as a singer and producer.

SUNAO has played live with the bands of the following artists:
- KinKi Kids
- V6
- 鈴木あみ
- BUCK-TICK
- TRF

Toshiyuki Kishi is a recognized programmer and keyboardist. He has worked with YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra), one of the most popular electronic groups in Japan, and Gospellers. He has also written themes for TV Tokyo shows.

Shibasaki Hiroshi made his major debut in 1991 as the guitarist of the popular band WANDS.

The band debuted on December 6, 2006, with their first official single “INNOCENT SORROW”, the opening theme to the anime D.Gray-man. It placed #4 on the Oricon charts.

Before the release of INNOCENT SORROW they recorded two other songs: “stay away” and “dress” (a cover of a song by BUCK-TICK), which were featured on the tribute albums “LOVE FOR NANA ~Only 1 Tribute~” (for the movie adaption of the manga “NANA”) and “PARADE ~RESPECTIVE TRACKS OF BUCK-TICK~” (an album with covers of songs by the popular J-rock band BUCK-TICK).

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  • AnaWalkerKawaii

    Quero novo álbum! D:

    31 May 12:58am Reply
  • iLostDead

    Wow, i can't believe that already 3-4 years passed since they released anything...(if we don't include WE aRE in).Im pretty damn sad.

    19 May 12:16pm Reply
  • minowaye

    i rly need to download an album of them

    23 Mar 3:48am Reply
  • uppsid

    I wish they would release something new soon, I miss them... ^_^

    26 Feb 9:33am Reply
  • EasySlow_

    HOWLING <3

    26 Jan 7:24pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    I've know about these guys for like 2 years (though, I hardly listened to them) and just found out their music was used for anime openings...

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Yes, I am here because of Darker Than Black. These guys freakin' rawk and it doesn't hurt to have Nishikawa from T.M.Revolution on vocals either. ;)

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • hero486

    will they ever release a new album :(

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • betsu_betsu

    ドレス -feat. 櫻井敦司 from BUCK-TICK ♥

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • IndustrialClef

    They have pretty awesome guitarists and vocalist in this band. The whole band is good actually. I want them to release a new album.

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Blue_Spring

    forgot how awesome this band is, I wish Takanori would treat this as his main project instead of a side one.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • Yuri_Reboucas

    Thanks for the best anime song of my life! Innocent Sorrow, <3'

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • SkipChanDesu

    'FROM DUSK TILL DAWN' FAVORITE (҉゚ω゚҉) [2]

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    'FROM DUSK TILL DAWN' FAVORITE (҉゚ω゚҉)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SteNsaN

    Nice

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Innocent Sorrow!

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ranmakawakita

    omfg this band literally got me through the 12th grade..so good

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • elsenari

    THERE IS A NEW SINGLE?!

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    New single is realy good ^_^ [4]

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Cleverek

    The've become so repetitive with this new single that I just can't. Real shame - I had huge hopes after two great albums.

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
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