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    Abingdon Boys School

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    1Abingdon Boys School [2007]


    Abingdon Boys School (アビングドンボーイズスクール, abingudon bōizu sukūru?, abbreviated as a.b.s) is a Japanese rock band fronted by Takanori Nishikawa (T. M. Revolution). Formed in 2005, the band was named after Abingdon School, the all-male school where English rock band Radiohead was established.

    "Stay Away", an English-language song written by Nishikawa and composed by Shibasaki, was on Love for Nana ~Only 1 Tribute~, a tribute album to the shōjo anime and manga series Nana. The band also recorded a cover of the Buck-Tick song, "Dress" (ドレス, Doresu?), featured on Parade ~Respective Tracks of Buck-Tick~, an album featuring covers of Buck Tick songs by various artists.

    The band performed their first live concert, "CD Data Present Music Evolution '06", on November 24, 2005, alongside other bands UVERworld and Tsubakiya Quartet (椿屋四重奏, Tsubakiya Shijūsō?). CD Data (CDでーた, CD Data?) is a Japanese music magazine.

    The band announced on September 3, 2006 that they would make their official debut through Sony Music Japan's Epic Records (also T. M. Revolution's record label). Their first single, Innocent Sorrow, used as the first opening to the anime D.Gray-Man, was released on December 6, 2006 and peaked at #5 on the Oricon music charts.

    The b-side song off their Innocent Sorrow single, Fre@k Show, was used in a tribute compilation CD for the movie Death Note: the Last Name.

    Their second single, Howling, was released on May 16, 2007. It was used as the first opening to the anime Darker Than Black and peaked at #4 on the Oricon charts in its first week. Their third single, entitled Nephilim, was released on July 4, 2007, and was used as the main theme to the PlayStation 3 game FolksSoul. The single reached a peak of #5 on the oricon music charts.

    On July 7, 2007, a.b.s performed their three singles as well as the b-side from their latest single Nephilim "Lost Reason" at the Japanese leg of Live Earth in Tokyo. [1]

    The band's first full studio album was released on October 17, 2007. [2] Their 4th single, Blade Chord, was also released on December 5th, 2007 and was used as the theme song to Sengoku Basara: Heroes. They have also recorded a song for the Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album, a full album of Luna Sea covers dedicated to the defunct rock band. The song they covered is called "Sweetest Coma Again".

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