Artist Bio:

Syu is a Japanese musician, best known as leader and guitarist of metal band Galneryus, but also performs guitar and lead vocals in Spinalcord, and was formerly a member of Animetal.

Syu uses HERCULES guitar stands GS412B and GS422B and He says, "The only stand that can keep my special guitars safe and stable where ever I go. Now, I don’t feel like using any other stand for my guitars.

" On September 29, 2010 Syu released a cover album named Crying Stars - Stand Proud!-, covering songs from Scorpions, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen, Skid Row, M.S.G., Racer X and more. It features some of his band mates from Galneryus and Spinalcord, as well as other well-known musicians like Eizo Sakamoto (Anthem), whom Syu was in Animetal with.


During his time with Valkyr(first band) he also formed the band Galneryus, which was a power metal band that he started with famous singer Yama-B. He started this band whilst he was living in Kujo, Osaka and heard him singing on the radio. Then they began working together as they were from the same area and made Galneryus. In 2002, Galneryus were signed to VAP, and began work on the first full length album titled The Flag of Punishment. They released their next album, Advance to the Fall, in 2005. They then released their third album Beyond the End of Despair... in 2006. In 2007 they returned again with their fourth full-length album One For All – All For One. In 2008 they released their fifth album, Reincarnation. In 2010 they released their sixth full-length album, aptly titled Resurrection.


While he was still in the early days with Galneryus, Syu started another side project, which he plays guitar and also does the main vocals. This style is much darker than his other projects. They released their first single, "Akarui" in September that year. On April 4, 2009 they released their second maxi-single "Spinalcord 2". On September 23, 2009 they released their debut album Remember Me'Til Your Dying Day.