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This name refers to more than one artist.

1. GNOME (Japan) is a quite notorious one man Black Metal endeavour of Masanori. A split cassette, 'Story - Legendary Japanese Wolves' shared with NYARLATHOTEP, was issued in 1999 on the Weird Truth Productions label. The music of Gnome has been described as dark nature metal with hysteric extremely high screams, fantasic and intense drivin' melodies/riffs and running bass.

Masanori had a nocturnal ambient side-project Human Soul, and a rawer, less melodic black metal project Hurusoma, both of which are now disbanded along with Gnome. Masanori also appeared to have a project named "Woods" although it is not sure what came of this.


1995 - "Gnome" (MC)
1996 - "Under the Blackmoon" (MC)
1999 - "Story - Legendary Japanese Wolves" (MC split with Nyarlathotep)


1998 - "Unholy Force" or "Unholy Forces" with song "Emptiness"
2000 - "In Search of Weird Truth" (MC) with song "Oriental Flower"
2012 - "Silent Scream" (2CD) - compilation of tracks from "Under the Blackmoon" and Nyarlathotep split, plus Human Soul "Egophobe" and "Fuanno Ritozou" pts 1 and 2

2. Gnome (USA) is described by some as "bubble grunge," combining guitar grinds with fuzzy pop. The band released a series of albums in the early '90s; their first album, Six Hi Surprise Tower, contained material they had been working on while touring with Soundgarden and The Fluid. Their second release, Fiberglass, was produced by John Auer of The Posies and their third album, Juicy Mommy, was released in 1994.


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