Sly (band)

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OriginOsaka, Japan
GenresHeavy metal, speed metal, hard rock
Years active1994 - 1998
LabelsVictor, East West Japan
Associated actsLoudness, Earthshaker, Blizzard
Past membersMinoru Niihara
Shinichiro Ishihara
Koichi Terasawa
Munetaka Higuchi

Sly was a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1994 by former members of popular groups of the Japanese metal scene. The line-up included singer Minoru Niihara and drummer Munetaka Higuchi (Loudness), guitarist Shinichiro Ishihara (Earthshaker) and bassist Koichi Terasawa (Blizzard).[1] Sly disbanded in 1998,[1] with Niihara and Higuchi re-joining Loudness in 2000 and Ishihara taking part in the reformation of his former group Earthshaker in 1999.

Band members[edit]



Video albums[edit]

  • Live Kingdom Come (1995)
  • Live Dreams of Dust (1996)


  1. ^ a b "SLY". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2012-06-02.