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Yakuza


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Yakuza

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Yakuza refers to two bands.

1: Yakuza is an avant-garde metal band, formed in Chicago in 1999. They have been acclaimed for their incorporation of jazz and world music elements.

Staying deeply rooted in a genre all its own, Yakuza’s existence lies on a metal base with progressive flair, while somehow also incorporating elements of jazz, world beat, and post-rock ambience.
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Yakuza was formed in 1999 by the Chicago quartet of instrumentalists Jim Staffel, Eric Plonka, Bruce Lamont and Eric Clark. Using unusual instruments like the saxophone and clarinet, and incorporating free jazz, world music, and psychedelic music, the band debuted with its independently-released album Amount to Nothing in 2001. The album was met with acclaim from Terrorizer and the Chicago Sun Times. Yakuza followed its release with a tour alongside Candiria and Burnt by the Sun, eventually leading to a slot on the Vans Warped Tour.

Such exposure led to a record contract and the release of their second album, Way of the Dead, through Century Media Records in 2002. Yakuza then shared the stage with Opeth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Mastodon. Jazz musician Ken Vandermark guests on the record (a unique live performance from 2002 is on YouTube). While the band received critical acclaim, the record failed to meet sales expectations; as a result, Way of the Dead was the only Century Media release. In 2005, the band signed with Prosthetic Records; in 2006, Samsara was released.

Samsara was recorded by Matt Bayles (Isis, Botch, Pearl Jam) at Volume Studios in Chicago. Yakuza enlisted a wide variety of musical guests on the album, including pianist Jim Baker, cellist Fred lonberg-Holm, Sanford Parker, and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders.

Yakuza released Transmutations in 2007. This album incorporates more psychedelic elements alongside stretching, doomy movements and the jazz influences, while also incorporating breakneck grind riffs and grooves.

World-renowned jazz percussionists Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang guest on Transmutations; these two rarely play together, except once a year during their annual "Winter Solstice Performances" in Chicago.

Staying deeply rooted in a genre all its own, Yakuza’s existence lies on a metal base with progressive flair, while somehow also incorporating elements of jazz, world beat, and post-rock ambience.

Current lineup consists of:

Bruce Lamont - saxophone, clarinet, vocals, effects;
Matt McClelland - guitar, vocals;
Ivan Cruz - bass guitar;
James Staffel - drums, percussion, keyboard.

Former members:

Eric Plonka - guitar, vocals, mixing;
Eric Clark - bass guitar, vocals;
John E. Bomher - bass guitar.

http://www.yakuzadojo.com


2: Yakuza is a band from Northern Ireland formed in 1997

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