Starting in 2012 as an 5 member all female heavy metal band in Fukuoka, releasing their first single in 2012 which was followed by their first EP called Overturn The Doom and a dedicated following as they toured throughout Japan. When their song Light in the Dark came out it wasn’t long before international audiences discovered their music and their following only grew larger among the hard rock and metal audience.
With COVID, Bridear could only play Japan for the longest time but with the changes in the world and things opening back up they announced a European tour. One especially hitting The Melkweg in Amsterdam on October 1st, which is next week!!
When they released their first full length album BARYTE in 2016 their fame only grew more due to their professionalism and how engaging their live performances were and they made their way to Europe the following year for performances and showing at conventions such as Made in Asia and Mondocon, touring 11 countries really settled their fan base in Europe and becoming a major label act in Japan.
Ultimately signing with UK-based label SETSUZOKU RECORDS in 2021 and releasing their latest album Expose Your Emotions on May 7th at the same time as releasing their album Bloody Bride, which is their very first international release.
BRIDEAR – Into The Dark Forever UK/EU Tour 2021
28/09 – Nalen – Stockholm, Sweden – Tickets
30/09 – SO 36 – Berlin, Germany – Tickets
01/10 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets (also with VIP)
02/10 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium – Tickets
03/10 – Boule Noir – Paris, France – Tickets
06/10 – The Underworld – London, United Kingdom – Tickets
07/10 – Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Tickets
09/10 – Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow, Scotland – Tickets
10/10 – Night & Day Cafe – Manchester, United Kingdom – Tickets
More about BRIDEAR
Of course from the beginning of their career until now there has been some changes in the line up and the band, still all-female, they have lost 2 guitarist and a drummer (MISA (gt), Mitsuru (gt) and Kai (dr) but of course also gained 3 new band members. Making the current line up consist of the following members.
B.D. December 26th
SEX MACHINEGUNS, Janne Da Arc, HELLOWEEN, IN FLAMES
Favorite things (into things): Cats, Anime, Chocolate
Favorite words: Believe in yourself you believe in
B.D. February 8th
Blackmore’s Night, My Bloody Valentine, Plastic Tree, Porno Graffitti
Favorite things: Rain, Butterflies
Favorite words: Dream
B.D. January 16th
Nothing’s Carved In Stone, ELLEGARDEN, Straightener, BOOM BOOM SATELLITES, Oasis, Radiohead, MUSE, Jamiroquai
Favorite things: My cats(Nya-chan, Emu-chan), games, Tropical fishes
Favorite words: Calm
B.D. February 15th
Favorite things: Variety shops, Saving money, Fashion!
Favorite words: Be smile, then scary things will run away!
B.D. Jun 8th
Favorite things: Sparkling wines, Little birds, Small animals, Sleeping time
Favorite words: What will be, will be