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The Mad Capsule Markets

The Mad Capsule Markets

Aside from having one of the best names in rock ' roll, The Mad Capsule Markets have recently been omnipresent in the Japanese media, their deliciously thunderous brand of industrial thrash shaking foundations across the country with ever-increasing insistency.

The trio of Kyono (vocals), Takeshi Ueda (guitar), and Motokatsu Miyagami (drums) released their indies debut in 1990, but were quickly snapped by Victor Entertainment, issuing P.O.P. in '91. A steady string of seven albums followed, culminating in last summer's OSC-DIS (Oscillator in Distortion) and their greatest triumph: supporting Rage Against the Machine in their Japan tour.

With a brutally heavy sound that never fails to produce a frenzy in moshpits across the nation, The Mad Capsules' sound is rooted in the aggro-rock of Ministry and Rammstein, but lightened with a sense of humor. They have also had the privilege of being remixed by Digital Hardcore kingpin Alec Empire and veteran British industrial dub producer Adrian Sherwood.

Despite their fearsome sound, The Mad Capsules also have a wicked inclination towards mischief, as can be sensed from the surfin'-safari-Beach Boys-from-hell strains of OSC-DIS and their always-playful videos on music video channel Vibe, a staple of the 11pm-12:30am Garageheadz alternative rock program. Headbangers will definitely want to make a point of catching The Mad Capsules' Zepp Tokyo shows later in March.

The Mad Capsule Markets play Zepp Tokyo on March 24-25. See listings for details.


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