Crowley, Japanese Heavy Metal in the 1980’s!

For those of you who are fans of Rare Japanese Heavy Metal from the 1980’s, please check out the band, Crowley!  According to Encyclopaedia Metallum, the Japanese band formed in February of 1982 as a Heavy/Speed Metal band and consisted of 4 members; vocalist Takashi “Hawk head Sean” Iwai, guitarist Yoshinori Kokune, drummer Hiro Mitsu, and bassist Shunji Miyoshi. They were on Electric Lady land records.

Awesome 1986 photo!

Awesome 1986 photo!

They released an EP in 1985 entitled, The Scream of Death. In 1986 we find their first Full-Length album, called, Whisper of the Evil.

You can check out their Full-Length release here at

Crowley logo

Whispers of the Evil reports they were a Heavy Metal band “highly influenced by Occultism” but that they are currently disbanded. Console yourselves with the following photo:


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Joshua Sharp

Joshua Adam Sharp was the founding Master of Alombrados Oasis, the New Orleans-based body of the Ordo Templi Orientis. He has been an initiate of the Order since 2002 and has had an avid interest in Thelema, the discipline of Magick, and the method of Scientific Illuminism since 1999. He has also been an Aspirant to the A.’.A.’. since 2008 and continues to prosecute this Great Work. Joshua is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and holds a continuing interest in neuropsychology, philosophy, and the sciences in general.


  1. Crowley, a heavy metal band in Japan, was revived, and on December 30, 2017 he performed a revival at the live house in Nagoya. I am a member of Japan O.T. O. Since I was a fan of them 30 years ago, I have participated in this revival live. Crowley is back!

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