ANOTHER STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE
Rock, Screamo, Emo
ANOTHER STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE (ASOOS) is a screamo band founded in July 2011 in Osaka, consisting of these five members: Vocal Shouta, guitarist Kyosuke, Junya on guitar and keyboard, bassist K-suke and UG on drums. Going through a few member changes in the beginning, ASOOS are playing with the current line-up since August 2013. Being active in the area of Osaka, they soon were able to release their first EP “FACE TO YOUR FATE” in April 2012 (which got sold out in summer 2013) and hold the first self-oganized event in Shinsaibashi BIGCAT in August 2012. For the song “Know Your Enemy” they produced their first MV, accompanied by another song from their debut EP, “It’s Not Your Fate”, which can be found on ASOOS’ official Youtube channel.
This was soon followed by their second EP “The Heroes of Extinction” (February 2013) and their second music video for “The Heroes Of Extinction”. Finally, a label took notice of them and only five months later ANOTHER STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE joined the indies music label Stoic Records.
It then took a bit more than one year until they released their first mini-album under the new label. Titled “But I shouldn’t stop here” (released in August 2014), you can download it from iTunes or buy it on CDJapan. Their new MV for the balladic “bot” came alongside their new release. Packed with a lot of merchandise, their new CD and a lot of energy, they embarked on their first nation-wide tour, spanning the whole autumn and ending with their first one-man live in Shinsaibashi VARON on November 1, 2014, which was sold out with 200 people.
On June 3, 2015, their mini-album “Rapid Eye Movement” was released, alongside the MV for the song “siren”. Get to know more about this great EP and read the comprehensive review of “Rapid Eye Movement” on miji-p!
The sound of ANOTHER STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE (ASOOS) can go from aggressive, melancholic shouts to soft piano melodies in seconds, then rocking and making you dance along in the next one. Like no other band ASOOS are real pro’s in combining aggressive guitar riffs and heavy technical rhythms with beautiful piano melodies, merging Shouta’s clear high-tone voice as well as powerful shouts all naturally. The result is a fantastic sound that will catch you and carry you away. The song “The Heroes of Extinction” from their second EP is a great example for how ASOOS manage to blend all these different elements together perfectly.
Every album, every song, every second is so disverified that there’s no chance you will ever get bored with this band. Especially their first songs lived on harder arrangements which became more and more subtile with every new release. Nevertheless, besides creating beautiful emotional songs, ASOOS most certainly know how to rock and produce songs that will stuck in your head for days. The mix of dreamingly melodies, powerful riffs and interesting arrangements, which are building up and vary during the songs, is the key feature of ANOTHER STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE. Be sure to check them out on their official Youtube account and don’t miss their releases that are available for overseas via CDJapan and iTunes! Their latest album can also be purchased via their official homepage.
Get the music of ASOOS on iTunes