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NIGHT HAWKS

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NIGHT HAWKS’s story officially started in December of 1987 when they participated in an audition organized by CBS/Sony Records. The audition was a success and so they obtained a major record deal. In February of 1989 they released their first, self-titled album, and in May they got the chance to tour with X, later known as X Japan.

In March of 1990, their first single, STAY ALIVE, and second album, NIGHT HAWKS II, came out. However, they only started to gain fame amongst a larger audience in August of 1990, when they provided their song SHOUT as the opening song for the anime “Fuuma no kojirou. ” Because of this, it is remembered as the most famous and representative song of the band.

On April 21, 1992, their third album, NO SATISFACTION, came out with a sound that hadn’t changed from their early days. Though the songs were excellent, they didn’t really offer anything new.

In 1993, the band teamed up with Toshi (X Japan), who had just started his solo career. They performed together in various live houses, amongst them the legendary Nippon Budokan. Toshi with Night Hawks released LOOMING-Tashikametai-, PARADISE and ALWAYS-Tsutaetai- in 1993 and Naite irunowa in 1994.

At the end of this collaboration, in 1994, Night Hawks released two new albums. First was a best-of album, MIDNIGHT HAWKS -the best-, followed by their fourth and last studio album, POWER OF LOVE. The new album bore some differences from their previous work. Their music was still melodic rock, but the songs occasionally had a bit of a funk-like edge, sometimes even a pop feeling. TOSHI was also featured on the album and provided the vocals to two songs.

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  • kikyoumarss

    good-bye- marry is very rock power! *-*

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • dwilicious

    ima azaka ni someru horizon... on my way omae dakishime... kore kara ... on my way...

    3 Oct 2010 Reply
  • honeysweet7

    Is there anyone got POWER OF LOVE ?? God ! I cannot find it everywhere ,,,

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Samson11

    i got eddie073@windowslive.com

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • ElTigreNegro

    What? I can't find records of them anywhere: cdjapan, ebay, yesasia. NOTHING, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Samson11

    love japanes metal

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • ElTigreNegro

    Jebus, i can't believe how underrated these guys are. Great singer, sweet songs, solid performers. What the hell is wrong with the world? There is no justice at all.

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • junek

    Martin>> no! it's the same band but without Toshi :P Underrated right!

    20 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ElTigreNegro

    Underrated band.

    2 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Oh_Martin

    Is TOSHI WITH NIGHT HAWKS a proper tag?

    26 Apr 2008 Reply
  • gorefisher

    cool blues rock band! luv they musick! but hard to get theyr stuff!

    18 Jun 2007 Reply
  • MarcelGX

    It sounds not bad. Quite good Hard Rock stuff.^^

    6 Apr 2007 Reply

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