A Look at Idol Metal and Idol Rock, Other than BABYMETAL Part 2

In part one we looked at Idol Metal groups other than BABYMETAL, for part two we shall look at Idol groups that follow more rock influences, with a touch of metal and Idol pop.



PASSCODE adds all elements of Idol, metal and rock to create an interesting mix that fits perfectly with Idol metal or Idol hard rock, while having ballads that reflect their Idol pop side.



30POSSE is an Idol group that still carries a lot of Idol pop inside them. When you attend one of their lives it starts off with a more traditional Idol pop feeling and within ten minutes has evolved into a rock show.


Tsubasa Fly

Tsubasa Fly first two singles have been up tempo rock tracks .Unforgettable Days is currently my favorite Idol rock track.



The oldest of all Idol Rock groups having made their debut in 2009, they are known for having a live band at big venue lives, spitting water on fans and walking across the shoulders of fans. The group is creative and fan-friendly as they enter the crowd many times during their concerts.
SHIZUKAZE & KIZUNA while having a rock influence they hold on to some Idol pop influences. They are also known for having some of the best shirts for sale and the loudest and intense fans in the genre.

Tsukushinbo / Shizukaze & Kizuna
Shizukaze & Kizuna

There are also groups that are not 100% Idol rock or Idol metal that have some songs influenced by this new fusion genre, two such groups are




Fukuoka Kanbe Girls

While Nato*Kan and FKG , are mostly pop Idols they do show that the fusion of Idol pop with metal and rock is not limited to 100% Idol rock or Idol metal groups and reflects the changing face of Idol genre.

The groups that I have presented in these two parts are not all of the Idol metal or Idol hard rock groups, there is many more with new groups debuting every month across Japan. Nor is Nato*Kan and FKG the only pop Idols that are starting to show more of a rock side, no this is only the beginning of the story.

This is a story that has many chapters yet to be told.

30POSSE: a new rock Idols group is born!

Our friend at Pure Idol Heart has this new rock idols group for us, read what they have in store for us!

30POSSE is an Idol group that I have wanted to write about for some time so tonight is the night.

30POSSE is not an Idol Metal group ,I really wish they would go that direction as they could pull it off ,they are a group that has just enough rock elements in their show to be considered rock Idols ,that middle ground between the traditional Pop Idols and the more extreme Metal Idols.


It may not seem like it from the first song of the live as that`s really just a warm up of the up-tempo show to come.

They have a live show full of up-tempo catchy shows that you want to clap to or get your towel out and wave. It`s like watching a good movie that builds up to a climax finish.

At 8 min into the live 30POSSE shows just how great and rocking they are.

30POSSE is one of those Idol groups that you don`t want to miss when they roll into town.

30POSSE on the web:

Ayaka https://twitter.com/Ayaka_30posse
Manaka https://twitter.com/Manaka_30posse
Amane https://twitter.com/Amane_30posse
Haruka https://twitter.com/Haruka_30posse