Top 10 Best Asian Rock Artists

Because Asian rock bands deserve to be in the limelight!
The Top Ten
1 X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

Yes, they are amazing too! Yoshiki, the drum destroyer. Toshi, the best voice your ears will ever hear. Hide, the most badass and craziest guitarist ever. Pata, an amazing guitarist and the awesomest hippie. Sugizo, the perfect newest addition to the group. Taiji, epic as hell when it comes to bass - every band he joined had great success. And now Heath - he is the youngest in the group, but he is really amazing at the bass too, not to mention he's really cute! Well, I think all of them are hot in their own way. I like all of them!

2 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

I do not understand a word of Japanese, but their music is what makes me listen to it! I listen to English bands, but nobody makes music as good as them! Tetsu is the god of bass. Just ask anyone who plays bass and check his lines of Shout at the Devil, Heaven's Drive. They are super difficult to play. Hyde's voice is amazing, very unique. His range is the best I've heard!

Their music is full of style and attitude. The exhilarating drum beats, the sexy guitar, the stunning bass, and the voice that can only come from heaven. This is the band that you definitely cannot miss. Their music is not merely superb skills, but touches the deepest part of your heart.

3 The Gazette The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

I love The GazettE. Whenever you feel down, listen to them. Whenever you feel happy, listen to them. They are so amazing, and they light up my world by just existing. They absolutely deserve first place. Every one of them saves my day. They love their fans, and they are amazing musicians. Gazerock is NOT dead!

Honestly, they are one of the best bands in the world, let alone Japan. They have amazing and meaningful lyrics, sound unbelievable, and at the end of the day, are all down to Earth, humble guys.

The GazettE is truly awesome! Despite my lack of understanding of Japanese, their songs are incredibly beautiful. They've inspired me to learn Japanese and even reignited my passion for playing the guitar.

4 Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for... read more

GACKT is the best because he has the best voice. He can sing beautifully, but he has a rock voice too. And it's very important: James Hetfield (Metallica's singer) knows him, and they (Gackt & James) are friends!

He's also a rock artist and a hell of a good one, so bear with it. He's the best in many aspects! If you listen to his vocals, melody, and lyrics and if you know what really good music is, you'll see it in him!

Gackt is a remarkable individual - extremely talented in every aspect, passionate, artistic, witty, and athletic. He is truly gifted.

5 Aurthohin Aurthohin is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon. He is the only founding member still with the band. Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass... read more

Aurthohin is, hands down, the greatest musical band of all time in any genre! I wish more people understood Bengali to grasp their greatness. Their lineup from 2007 to 2012 was the best lineup in the history of music! I'm not even overhyping anything! Bassbaba Sumon, the greatest bassist and lyricist ever! Not to mention, he is a cancer survivor and a fighter! Rafa, probably the greatest vocalist and multi-instrument talent in Bangladesh's history. Shishir and Kamal, two of the best guitarists in Asia! What more could you ask for? Their two albums during that time, "Aushomapto 1" and "Aushomapto 2," are widely regarded as the best albums in Bangladeshi history! Their lyrics are out of this world! They have seven studio albums and over 100 songs. I still discover new Aurthohin songs to this day. They've made songs about all subjects and worked in all genres like rock, pop, metal, rap, folk, funk, and more. Their tunes and compositions are better than any other band in the world! Aurthohin is love, Aurthohin is life!

6 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.
7 Sunidhi Chauhan Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 13, with the film Shastra.
8 Artcell Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

Artcell is the best! They are legendary. There's nothing to question about their talent and professionalism. They rock your heart every time they're on stage. They produce great and very impressive shows that no one can resist! Beware your heart when you listen to their music because their ballad songs can fire your soul! They also inspire their fans to fight for their own dreams, just like Artcell. Let's prove my words by yourself.

Artcell is undeniably one of the best Asian bands. They deserve to be in the top five at least. If you doubt this, just listen to them. You'll understand why.

9 Seo Taiji

He's a musical genius. His songs are intoxicating. They have powerful arrangements with catchy tunes.

Korean Rock God! Majesty, power, passion - he'll send you into rock heaven.

He's the president of Korean modern culture.

10 Arnel Pineda Arnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the Philippines during the 1980s and internationally in 2007 as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey.

Arnel may not be the original vocalist of the band "Journey," but whenever he sings the Journey songs, he nails it! His voice is very powerful. Even Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres were blown away by his vocal prowess. Despite the fact that he didn't undergo any formal vocal training, his voice was molded through singing experience and hardships he endured... His soprano husky voice and growls make his performance remarkable...

Arnel Pineda is a sure bet! He's undeniably one of the most talented and pure vocal wonders. His humble personality is an added bonus.

The Contenders
11 CN Blue

While CN Blue leans more towards pop rock, they still deliver captivating performances because they excel in singing live and playing their own instruments.

They are talented with great vocals. Their songs are soft and sweet!

Literally my underrated favorites! They just make epic music. Go listen to them.

12 Atif Aslam Muhammad Atif Aslam is a Pakistani singer and film actor. His movie debut was the 2011 social drama Bol.

His voice and singing style are totally different.

13 D'erlanger

I had the opportunity to see HYDE at Anime Expo when he performed at the House of Blues. He absolutely rocked the stage! I became a huge fan. His guitar skills far exceeded my expectations.

He explores the upper stratum of rock music and the depths of emotion. His voice, his lyrics, his melodies, his driving guitar... all the raving about him is not as good as listening to him. What a sexy angel he is, too.

15 Asian Kung fu Generation

They are the best Japanese rock band. You can listen to many of their songs without getting bored.

16 J-Rocks

They are amazing. Their songs also inspire the youth, like "Ceria" and "Meraih Mimpi".

17 Kunal Ganjawala
18 Warfaze Warfaze is a Bangladeshi hard rock band.

Line Up:
Palash Noor (vocal)
Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (Lead guitar),
Sheikh Monirul Alam Tipu (drums and percussion)
Samir Hafiz (Guitar),
Shams Mansoor Ghani (keyboards and vocals)
Naim Haque Roger (bass) .

Multiple changes have taken... read more

This is the prestigious Rock/Hard Rock/Metal band that was founded in 1984 by Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (Guitarman) in Bangladesh. When the idea to establish a Rock/Metal band in India/Pakistan/Bangladesh in 1984 was unthinkable, they did it. Warfaze's first album was released in 1991. Can anyone show an album of the Rock/Metal genre from entire Asia in 1991? Perhaps there were, but of course, maybe from very few countries. Warfaze is Bangladesh's pride...

Atif Aslam, even Kunal Ganjawala is over Warfaze. Maybe marijuana becomes so cheap because of the economic crisis. We should understand rock music before voting. Rock music doesn't depend on vocals only. All other members of a rock band are equally (I repeat, equally) important...

19 Jal (band)

Jal is a marvelous band. I love them! Particularly, I'm fond of Panchi and Aadat. They truly deserve to be at the top of the list. Please, produce more and more songs.

I'm an Indian, but they are my best rock band. I love every song of theirs, especially Dil Haarey Pukaarey.

20 Bamboo
21 One Ok Rock One OK Rock, is a Japanese rock band, formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. The band currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki.

I don't know a lot of Asian bands, only The Gazette, One Ok Rock, CNBLUE (well at least people say that it's a rock band). It's hard to choose between The Gazette and One Ok Rock, but I choose One Ok Rock because I understand and like their lyrics. Though I love The Gazette's guitar and bass. Really hard decision... Okay, I'm giving this vote to One Ok Rock because let's admit it, they deserve a better place on this list!

This band is really underrated. I hope they'll grow a lot in the future, and their international tour will help them with winning popularity over the world because they have yet to be discovered by many people! Love their energy and their variety of different types of music!

22 Miyavi Takamasa Ishihara, better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor. He is known for his finger-slapping style of playing a guitar.

Electric or acoustic, hard rock or ballad, Miyavi is brilliant and fast and intricate. He plays his instruments like they're alive, and they like it. Raw and tender, experimental, ridiculously joyous and mercurial, a voice with a growl under it that's absolute, dead faint sex.

Originality just defines him. He creates the new rock, his lyrics are deep and wonderful, he is stylish and rocks. He does his music with pleasure and not for money. He loves his fans. This is why I love him.

He's just unstoppable. His skill is undeniable. He can rock the place so well, while at the same time he can make you emotional till the very end. He has a skill, a feeling, and you can feel his soul with all the songs he plays.

23 Ayub Bachchu (LRB)

Ayub Bachchu, the best guitarist in Asia and lead vocalist of the number 1 band LRB in Bangladesh, is a source of immense pride for all Bangladeshis. He is also a versatile music composer. Undoubtedly, he is the best.

Ayub Bachchu is a legend to billions across South Asia. His music has entertained three generations since the 80s. He is undoubtedly a rockstar to the Bengali people.

Ayub Bachchu is a leading rock star of Bangladesh. I hope he will top the list, representing Bangladesh along with Nogor Baul James.

24 SID

SID can't be ranked like this. They reached perfection in music. Their vocalist Mao has the most amazing voice, which is the most recognizable voice ever. Guitarist Shinji, Bassist Aki, and Drummer Yuya play their instruments with such passion. They worked hard to get where they are now. For that, SID simply is one of the best.

25 Amulok

Amulok is the best because the songs of the Amulok band are really nice.

This band is the best. I wish them all the best.

We love Amulok. Best of luck, Amulok, and best of luck, Bangladesh.

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