|Doom / death metal from Tokyo, Japan, formed 1996
Current line up (2015):
UCHINO - Guitar / Vocal
SATOSHI - Drums
TOKITA - Vocal
ATAKE - Bass / Vocal
NEGISHI - Vocal (1996 - 2000/pre. G.A.T.E.S)
RYO - Vocal
HIRAI - Bass (1996 - 2000)
SENTOU - Bass (2003 - 2005/pre. FUNERAL MOTH)
KOREEDA - Bass / Vocal (2006 - 2015)
ANIKI - Guitar (1996 - 1998)
YOU - Drums
The band originally startet as COMPROMISE YOU NEED, but was formally renamed into COFFINS by UCHINO and NEGISHI in 1996. After a lot of member changes, YOU joined the band as their drummer in 1999. But, as each member began activities in other bands, COFFINS was stopped in 2000.
In 2003 the band came together again and changed their style to the dark Doom/Death sound, influenced by CELTICFROST or HELLHAMMER. UCHINO and YOU left their other projects in order to concentrate on their work with COFFINS. SENTOU joined as the new bass player. They released two demo CDrs in 2003 and 2004, most of which formed the base to their first regular full length album Mortuary in Darkness in 2005.
They also toured and played several gigs in Japan.
In December 2005, SENTOU left the band for musical differencies and was replaced by KOREEDA (TRIKORONA/ex. CURTAIN RAIL). This line-up recorded their 2nd album THE OTHER SIDE OF BLASPHEMY.