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A freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto.


1995
In 1995 the quartet of Kawabata Makoto (Musica Transonic, Mainliner, Toho Sara), Koizumi Hajime (ex. Mainliner, ex. Seventh Seal), Suhara Keizo (Arijigoku, Rashinban), and Cotton Casino (Mady Gura Blue Heaven) formed a new group and started to record their improvised jam sessions.
A group of social dropouts of every description – musicians, dancers, artists, farmers, channellers, ex-yakuza, mermaid researchers and professional vagrants – known as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective, had already begun to coalesce around Kawabata. Then Higashi Hiroshi (ex.Yumejin) joined.


1996
In January, some local residents got the wrong end of the stick and assumed that their house was a hideout for members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that had committed the gas attack on the Tokyo subway. In the end, they were forced to move out of the original Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective house and their group began to transform from a hippie commune into a true collective of souls.
“Acid Mother’s Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.” was released on cassette tape by Acid Mother’s Temple label.


1997
The group released 2 cassette tapes “Acid Mother’s Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. 1” and “Acid Mother’s Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. 2” on Acid Mother’s Temple.
ACID MOTHER’S TEMPLE have changed their name to ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE.
The group released their self-titled debut album on PSF Records (Japan) in November. The album was selected as one of the 50 best albums of the year by the British music magazine, The Wire.


1998
In January, the Acid Mothers Temple family record-label was set up, in order to document the various activities of the collective.
In June, the band played their first live gig in San Francisco, as part of a tour of America and Europe. In the UK, they headlined a bill which include The Pastels and Richard Youngs at the Psychedelic Trip Festival at the Glasgow School of Art. In Berlin, they collaborated with the NASA computer graphics animation team.
In August, the group played their first Japanese gig in Tokyo.In November, Japan tour. Tsuyama Atsushi (Omoide Hatoba) took part in this tour as a guitarist.


1999
In March, their second album “Pataphysical Freak Out MU!!” was released by PSF Records(Japan). Includes guest appearances by HACO (ex. After Dinner, HOAHIO), Tsuyama Atsushi.
From April to June the group toured America and Europe. From this tour, Tsuyama Atsushi joined the group on bass. This completed the current basic live line-up of the group. In this tour, they headlined the Deep Heaven Festival in Boston, but due to the massive volume the police were called and the festival was forcibly closed down. The group headlined at the first day of the Fete de l’Humanite in Toulouse, France.
In September, the group toured the Western Japan.
In November the group released their soundtrack to the Russian underground film “Wild Gals a Go-GO” on the Acid Mothers Temple label.


2000
“Live in Occident” a double LP document of the 1999 tour of the US and Europe was released by the Detector (USA).
On April, the group played their first gig in seven months, headlining at the Psychedelic Festival in Osaka.
LP of covers of Occitan traditional song “La Nòvia” was released from Eclipse Records(US) on October.
The group’s official third album “Troubadours From Another Heavenly World” was also released from PSF (Japan) on October.
From November to December the group toured America and Europe(UK,Belgium,Norway,Germany and France).


2001
2LP “Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!)” was released by Static Caravan-Rsonant (UK).
“New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple” was released on CD by the Squealer Music (USA).
In March, played with Stockhausen & Walkman in Nagoya. This was the first gig to feature Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (aka.Doravideo, Otomo Yoshihide’s ISO). This was also the first live appearance in Japan in over a year.
The “Master of the Universe” commemorative tour double-EP was released on Static Caravan-Resonant (UK).
“La Nòvia” was reissued on CD by Swordfish Records (UK).
The “Grateful Head” US tour EP was released on Wabana (USA).
In May, toured the UK and Ireland. The tour was a massive success, with all dates being sold out. The group closed out the second and final day of the Le Weekend Festival For Inventive Music & Sound with a two and a half hour set. Kawabata played solo on the previous day. The group jammed with Julian Cope in Nottingham.
The UK tour EP, “My Guitar Wants To Kiss Your Mama” was released on the Static Caravan-Resonance (UK).
September, US tour. Due to the September 11th terrorist attacks, the group’s headlining spot at the CMJ Music Marathon was cancelled. The venue, the Knitting Factory, was closed.
In October, toured the UK and Ireland. The group garnered attention in Mojo and other magazines. Another highlight was a slot at the Royal Festival Hall, playing with Gong and The Orb.
Eclipse Records (USA) released on LP the AMT cover of the Terry Riley track “In C”.
In December, tour of the Western Japan. The first date in Nagoya and the final date in Osaka, features the twin drum attack of Ichiraku Yoshimitsu and Koizumi Hajime.


2002
The picture 12″LP “41st Century Splendid Man” was released on tUMULt (USA).
The 2nd album, “Pataphysical Freak Out MU!” was reissued as a 2LP on Eclipse Records (USA).
“Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!)” was reissued on Static Caravan-Resonant (UK), this time as a double CD with the addition of a 45 minute bonus track.
The live LP “Born To Be Wild in The USA 2000” was released on Wababa (USA).
Squealer Music (USA) reissued the AMT cover of the Terry Riley track “In C” as a CD.
In March and April, toured the US and UK/Ireland. The group appear at the South by Southwest Festinal in Austin. They are selected as one of the best three groups at the festival. They also perform an improvised soundtrack to the film “Urotsukidoji : Legend of the Overfiend” at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Earworm Records (UK) released 3CD Acid Mothers Temple Family compilation “Do Whatever You Want, Don’t Do Whatever You Don’t Want!!”.
Squealer Music (USA) reissued “New Geocentric World of Acid Mothers Temple” as 2LP.
The group released 4 new albums and 2EPs from September to November.
Alien8 Recording (Canada) released the 7th album, “Electric Heavyland”.
The Acid Mothers Temple lebel released the live album “Live in Japan”.
Fractal Records (France) released the 6th album, “Univers Zen ou de Zéro à Zéro” and the “Electric Love Machine” EP.
The group released “St.Captain Freak Out & The Magic Bamboo Request” on Ektro Records (Finland). This album is an AMT-style trip opera, based around the adventures of a character called St.Captain Freak Out.
The Scandinavian tour EP, “The Tombstone Phantom Drifter” was released on Verdura (Finland).
In October, toured the US and Canada. The group perform as the headlining act on the final day of the Terrastock.5 festival in Boston.
From Ocober to December, toured Sandinavia and Europe (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, Croatia, Italy and France). The group perform as the headlining act of the Estonian rock festival Operation B in Tallinn. They perform a collaborative concert with the Occitan trad singer Rosina de Paira in Toulouse.
In December, the group played their first gig the Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol.1 in their home Nagoya as the final date of the tour. This was also the first live appearance in Japan in over a year.


2003
Kawabata Makoto and Cotton Casino joined Daevid Allen’s GONG (ex.you’N’gong).
Important Records (USA) released 3 titles of 3″CD-singles “Magical Power From Mars series” between January and March, also the label reissued as 1CD “Magical Power From Mars”.
Galactic Zoo Disc (USA) released the live LP “The Day Before The Sky Fell In America Spt.10.2002”.
Fractal Records (France) reissued “Univers Zen ou de Zéro à Zéro” as a 4LP set with one bonus disc of unreleased live-recordings.
The Acid Mothers Temple lebel released the live album “Last Concert in Tokyo”.
Funfundvierzig (Germany) released a split cd “A Thousand Shades Of Gray” with Escapade.
Sub Pop (USA) released a split album with Kinski.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE mode HHH (Kawabata Makoto, Tsuyama Atsushi and Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins) toured Europe (Norway, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Germany, UK, Netherland, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Italy) as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour in October and November. They perform an improvised soundtrack to the Ira Cohen’s film “The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda” at Kill Your Timid Nortion festival in Dandee Scotland. Also they perform at Newton Festival di Musiche Contemporanee in Latina Italy.
ACID MOTHERS GONG (Acid Mothers Temple + Gong) perform at the Royal Festival Hall in London UK with Damo Suzuki and Incledible String Band in October.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.2. Yamazaki Maso (Masonna, Space Machine) joined them as a special guest. This was the first live appearance in Japan in over a year.


2004
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE mode HHH (Yoshida Tatsuya, Tsuyama Atsushi, Kawabata Makoto) have changed their name to ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR has operated as a permanent unit.
In March, At the invitation of Mogwai played at All Tomorrow’s Party UK.
Original member Cotton Casino left the group.
In April, Tour Japan as ACID MOTHERS GONG. (8 gigs in total)
Alien 8 Recordings (Canada) released “Mantra of Love”, included an Occitan trad cover “La Le Lo”.
“Born To Be Wild in The USA 2000” was reissued on CD by Wabana (USA).
The US tour CD “Hypnotic Liquid Machine From The Golden Utopia” was released on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In May, AMT Festival (special event for Audrey Ginestet’s AMT documentary film “dokonan”) held in Osaka. Screenings of Audrey Ginestet’s AMT documentary film “dokonan”. This was the first gig after Cotton left the group
In May and June, US & Canadian tour. The group performed at Festival International Musique Actuelle in Canada.
A collaboration single with Ultrasound “In G” was released on 10″EP by Time-Lag Records (USA).
Mandarinasre Records (Argentin) released the radio studio live album”The Night Before The Sky Fell in America 10th Sep. 2001″.
“Wild Gals A Go Go” was reissued on 2LP by Eclipse Records (USA)
In October, AMT film concert held in Tokyo. Screenings concert films of their 2002 performance with Rosina de Peira in Toulouse and 2004 performance in Philadelphia.
The group released 4 new albums from September to November.
“Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs?” was released on CD by Spaceage Recordings (UK)
“Minstrel In The Galaxy” was released on CD by Riot Season (UK)
“The Penultimate Galactic Bordello Also The World You Made” was released on 4CD by Dirter (UK)
“Close Encounters Of The Mutants” was released on CD by Multikulti (Poland)
Kawabata, Tsuyama and Higashi formed ACID MOTHERS AFRIRAMPO with Oni and Pika from Afrirampo.ACID MOTHERS AFRIRAMPO released their first album “We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo!!” on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In October and November, European tour (UK, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Italy and Greece). The group performed at Ochre 10 Festival in UK, The sound and litterature festival LIPS in Denmark, La Malterie Hors D’elle in France, Musica 90 festival and Festival Comunicativo in Italy.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.3. Afrirampo joined them as a special guest.


2005
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR’s first album “SWR” has been released by Very Friendly Records. (UK)
In March, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Japan.
Kawabata formed ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO with Higashi Hiroshi (syn, g), Tabata Mitsuru (b, from Zeni Geva, ex.Boredoms), Okano Futoshi (dr: Hijokaidan, ex.Ghost, ex.Subvert Blaze), Shimura Koji (dr: Miminokoto, ex.High Rise, White Heaven). The group has been born out of the line-up of Kawabata Makoto & The Mothers Of Invasion mk3 (aka.Acid Mothers Of Invasion).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 1st CD “Just Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno” from Important Records (USA).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released the European tour CD “Cosmic Funeral Route 666” from Acid Mothers Temple labei.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 2nd CD “Anthem Of The Space” from Ektro Records (Finland).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 3rd CD “Demons From Nipples” from Vivo Records (Poland).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 4th CD “IAO Chant From The Cosmic Inferno” from Ace Fu Records (USA).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released The US tour CD-single “Trigger In Trigger Out” from Nokahoma Records (USA).
in June ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured Europe (UK, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Finland, France and Greece). The group performed at Venn Festival 2005 in UK, Ruin Festival in Austria, Mo Fo Festival #5 in France and Hearing Protection Required in Greece.
in September and October ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured USA. They cancelled their fist 10 shows by the problem of acquiring visas. The group played “In C” at Terry Riley’s 70th Birthday Celebration at UCLA.
In December, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO played at All Tomorrow’s Party UK at the invitation of Mars Volta.
A doubl live LP “Good-bye John Peel : Live in London 2004” was released by Dirter Promotion (UK).
In October in Osaka they hold the AMT Festival (extra). ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE Volunteers played with Hiroshi-Nar and Ito Seiko.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, France, Spain,Italy, UK) as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour in October and November.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.4. Afrirampo and Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins) joined them as special guests.


2006
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 5th CD “Darkness And Bible Black Sabbath” from Alien8 Recordings (Canada).
Tsuyama formed ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE INCREDIBLE STRANGE BAND with Tsuyama Akiko (vo.), Suhara Keizo (b), Aiko (dr. ex.Noizuwarcame) and Kawabata Makoto (e.sitar, violin, etc.).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Japan as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour in March.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured China as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour in March and April.
“Have You Seen The Other Side Of The Sky?” was released on CD by Ace Fu (USA) .
“Power House of Holy” was released on CD by Acid Mothers Temple label.
In April and May, USA tour.
In June, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured Europe (Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Croatia).The group performed at Nippon A Go Go in France.
In July, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO headlined at “Enban Jamboree” in Tokyo.
A DVD “The Invasion Of Thunderbolt Pagoda” with a new soundtrack by ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR has been released from Bastet (USA).
Kitagawa Hao (ex.Biscuit Holic) joined as the new vocalist.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured USA and Mexico as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour in September.
in October, Tour Japan as ACID MOTHERS GONG.
“Myth Of Love Electrique” was released on CD by Riot Season (UK).
Audrey Ginestet’s AMT documentary film “Dokonan” was released on DVD by Acid Mothers Temple label.
ACID MOTHERS GONG headlined the opening day of the three-day “Gong Unconvention 2006” in Amsterdam.
in November, toured the UK and Ireland. Shimura Koji (ex.Mainliner, ex.High Rise, White Heaven) took part in this tour as a drummer.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.5. Mani Neumeire (Guru Guru), Kuriyama Jun (ex.Ox) and the liquid lighting team OHPIA joined them as special guests.
Tsuyama and Kawabata formed ACID GURUS TEMPLE with Mani Neumeire (Guru Guru). in December, ACID GURUS TEMPLE toured in Japan. Mani Neumeire has changed their name to ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU.
in December, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO headlined at “Macaronizm Night ver. Are” in Yamaguchi.


2007
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 1st live DVD “2006 Summer Live! (Live at Enban Jamboree)” from Enban (Japan).
“In C” was reissued on CD by Macaroni (Japan).
In February, Kawabata Makoto and Higashi Hiroshi played as ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE at Swiss Instit in NY.
in March, Japan tour with Trad, Gras och Stenar.
“Trad,Gras och Stenar vs Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. / Japan tour 2007″ was released on split CD by Acid Mothers Temple label.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 12” Split EP “The Load Is A Virgin Killer” from Nokahoma Records (USA).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 2nd live DVD “Hardcore Uncle Meat” from Acid Mothers Temple label.
“Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo” was released on CD by Ace Fu (USA).
“Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars” was released on CD and LP by Important (USA).
“Wild Gals A Go Go” was reissued on CD by Swordfish (UK).
in April and May, USA and Canadian tour.
Kitagawa Hao quited.
ACID MOTHERS GONG played at Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville in Canada in May.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR released 2nd CD “Stones, Women and Records” from Magaibutsu ltd. (Japan)
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Japan with a guest keybord player Ishibashi Eiko in July.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO featuring PIKACYU (Afrirampo) toured Western Japan in July and August. In Osaka the group performed as the headlining act of the Heavy Space Psychedelic Rock Carnival. Yamazaki Maso (Masonna) joined them as a special guest.
ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU released 1st album “Psychedelic Navigator” from Importabt Records (US).
ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured USA in August and September.
In September, played as the headlining act at Mangetsusai 2007 (Full Moon Festival) in Miyajima Hiroshima.
In October, played at New Picnic in Taiyokoen festival in Himeji. Pikachu (Afrirampo) joined them as a guest drummer.
“Acid Motherly Love” was released on CD by Riot Season (UK).
“The Early Acid Mothers Temple Recordings 1995-1997” was released on 2LP (special 3LP was released limited 100 copies) on Synethtetic Records (Norway).
In November, UK & European Tour. (UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway) The group performed at Tanned Tin Festival in Spain and The Pauze Festival in Belgium
“Acid Mothership Live” was released on limited CDR by Acid Mothers Temple on the European tour.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.6 “Giant Psychedelia”. Yamamoto Seiichi (ex.Boredoms), Kuriyama Jun (ex.The Ox) and the liquid lighting team OHPIA joined them as special guests.
A live DVD “Acid Mothers Temple Festival vol.5” was released on Acid Mothers Temple label.
“41st Century Splendid Man Returns” was released on CD by Essence Music (Brazil).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 6th CD “Ominous From The Cosmic Inferno” from Essence Music (Brazil).


2008
In february ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE INCREDIBLE STRANGE BAND disbanded.Tsuyama Atsushi formed ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & MELTING COSMIC BLUES BAND with Tabata Mitsuru, Shimura Koji and Kawabata Makoto.
2DVD set “Never Ending Space Ritual ~ History of Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.~” has been released from Swordfish Records (UK).
“Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness” has released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
The USA tour CD “Acid Mothership Live” has released on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In March and April, USA and Canadian tour.
In April and May, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Europe & Israel as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour.
In April, ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU played at Roadburn Festival in Holland.
In May, ACID MOTHERS GONG played in Israel.
ACID MOTHERS GONG released a live DVD “Acid Mothers Gong Live @ Uncon 06” from Voiceprint (UK).
In June, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured Hokkaido in Japan.
In July, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Japan as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour.
In July in Tokyo, they held the “Acid Mothers Temple Summer Festival”.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 7th CD “Journey Into The Cosmic Inferno” on Very Friendly Records (UK).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 8th CD “Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You’re From Outer Space” on Riot Season (UK).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 1st live CD “Hotter Than Inferno ~ Live in Sapporo 2008 ~” on Vivo Records (Poland).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 3rd live DVD “Hotter Than Inferno ~ Live in Osaka 2007 ~” on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In July, GURU GURU with Kawabata Makoto played at Herzberg Festival in Germany.
In July and August, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured the UK and Ireland. The group performed at Standon Calling Festival in UK.
In September, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. performed as ACID MOTHERS KAIDAN with Japanese king of noise group Hijokaidan in Nagoya Japan.
“Glorify Astrological Martyrdom” was released on CD and LP from Important Records (USA).
“Interstellar Guru And Zero” was released on CD from Homeopathic (Italy).
“Cometary Orbital Drive” was released on CD from Bam Balam Records (France). “Episodes of Cometary Orbital Drive” was released on LP from Bam Balam Records (France).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released Hawkwind’s cover split 7″EP “Brainstorm” from TRENSMAT (Ireland).
In November, European tour. (Italy, France, UK, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland,) The group performed at SOY Festival 6 in France and HOKEBEN Festival in UK.
YAMAMOTO SEIICHI & ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE released “Giant Psychedelia” on 2CD on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the “Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol.7”. Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (Doravideo), Tabata Mitsuru (Zeni Geva) joined them as special guests.

 


2009
In January, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR with UMEZU KAZUTOKI toured Japan.
In February, ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU cancelled Australian tour from Kawabata’s illness.
In March, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU released 2nd album “Underdogg Express” from FünfUndVierzig (Germany).
“Lord of the Underground : Vishnu and the Magic Elixir” was released on CD and LP from Alien8 Recordings (Canada).
“Dark Side Of The Black Moon : What Planet Are We On?” was released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
“Are We Experimental?” was released on CD from Prophase Music (USA).
In April, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. toured the USA and Canada.
In June and July, Japan tour with Kinski. The group performed as ACID MOTHERS KAIDAN with Japanese king of noise group Hijokaidan in Tokyo. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & MELTING COSMIC BLUES BAND played with Geoff Leigh (ex.Henry Cow) in Kyoto.
In August, the special unit ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU GONG performed at Zappanale #20 in Germany. ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU GONG are Kawabata Makoto, Daevid Allen (Gong), Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru) and Guy Segers (ex.Universe Zero).
In October, ACID MOTHERS DORAVIDEO toured Western Japan. ACID MOTHERS DORAVIDEO are Kawabata Makoto (g), Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (dr, doravideo) and Higashi Hiroshi (syn) as a guest.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.8 “Mega Psychedelia”. Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms), Tabata Mitsuru (Zeni Geva) and the liquid lighting team OHPIA joined them as special guests.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & ICHIRAKU YOSHIMITSU (ACIDORAVIDEO MOTHERS TEMPLE) released a live CD “AMT Festival Vol.7” on Acid Mothers Temple label.
The first greatest hits album “Zenkyokushuu” was released on cassette by Yokotin Label (Japan).


2010
In January, ACID MOTHERS DORAVIDEO headlined at “Enban Jamboree” in Tokyo. ACID MOTHERS DORAVIDEO are Kawabata Makoto (g) and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (dr, doravideo).
In February, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
In March and April, toured the USA, Canada and Mexico. The group performed 5 shows at “South by Southwest Festinal” in Austin. The group headlined at “MtyMx Festival” in Monterrey (Mexico), and performed “West by South West Festival” in Tucson (USA).
In May in Tokyo, they held the “Battle Of Acid Mothers Temple 2010”, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O., ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & MELTING COSMIC BLUES BAND, 4 Acid Mothers Temples played non-stop as the medley for 4 hours and half.
In November, European tour. (Italy, France, UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain) The group headlined at “Festintenda” in Mortegliano (Italy). The group headlined at “Villette Sonique Festival” in Paris (France) as ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & STEARICA ORCHESTRA.
In June, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO headlined at “Enban Jamboree” in Tokyo.
In September, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured Okinawa.
A live compilation CD “Guru Guru Fest 2010” was released from Chaotic Noise Recordings (Japan). Including ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and Manitatsu.
In October and November, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Europe as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour.
In November and December, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured Japan as the one part of Japanese New Music Festival tour.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.9. Kido Natsuki and the liquid lighting team dbqp joined them as special guests.
YAMAMOTO SEIICHI & ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE released a live CD “Mega Psychedelia” on Acid Mothers Temple label.


2011
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR & UMEZU KAZUTOKI released a live CD “Sax & The City” from Magaibutsu ltd (Japan).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR + UMEZU KAZUTOKI and YAMAMOTO SEIICHI released a live CD “Stones, Women and Records at Taku Taku 2009” from Acid Mothers Temple.
In January, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR with UMEZU KAZUTOKI toured Japan.
In February, Tsuyama Atsushi held the “Acid Mothers Temple Winter Festival Omizutori” in Tokyo, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & MELTING COSMIC BLUES BAND performed.
In March, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
“Pink Lady Lemonade – You’re From Inner Space” was released on CD and 2LP from Alien8 Recordings (Canada).
“Live As Troubadour” their acoustic set live recording was released on LP from Important Records (USA).
In March and April, toured the USA and Canada. Cotton Casino Joined with them as a special guest at the show in Baltimore.
In June, they hold the one man show in Tokyo. Tabata Mitsuru (Zeni Geva) and the liquid lighting team OHPIA joined them as special guests.
In July, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO performed as ACID MOTHERS TENNISCOATS with Tenniscoats at “Enban Jamboree” in Tokyo.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO headlined at “Chaotic Acid Noise Fest” in Kochi.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released the 1st live LP “Shakespeare From The Cosmic Inferno 2008” from Blackest Bootlegs (UK).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 9th CD “For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Goofy Funk?” by Chaotic Noise Recordings (Japan).
2LP “Live in Occident” was reissued on CD from Essence Music (Brazil).
In July in Tokyo, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO held the “Acid Mothers Temple Summer Festival”. Pikacyu graduated from ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO.
“The Ripper At The Heaven’s Gates Of Dark”was released on CD and 2LP from Riot Season (UK).
In October, perform an improvised soundtrack to the special screening of a short preview cut of Shezad Dawood’s film “Piercing Brightness” at AND Festival in Liverpool UK.
In October and November, European tour. (Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland,) The group performed at Elevate Festival in Austria, Festival Periferias, MEM 2011 in Spain and Amplifest in Portugal. The group played with Nik Turner (Hawkwind) in Bridgend UK. They played “acoustic set” in 2nd show in London.
In December in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.10 “Giga Psychedelia”. Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms), Tabata Mitsuru (Zeni Geva) and the liquid lighting team dbqp joined them as special guests.
A book & 2 CD “Kraut ‘n’ Rock: Neumeier & Guru Guru Grooves” was released from Heupferd Musik (Germany). Including tracks of ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE with KIDO NATSUKI released a live CD “2010: A Space Ritual” on Acid Mothers Temple label.
In December, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured in Kochi and Wakayama. Opera (aka.Tabineko, Reveal) replaced Pikacyu.


2012
Tabata Mitsuru joined the group on guitar and guitar synthesizer.
In March, played at Taiyo33Osaka Pre-Tanksgiving of Sun in Osaka.
“Son of a Bitches Brew” was released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
“La Novia” was reissued on LP with gatefold sleeve from Prophase Music (USA).
In April and May, toured the USA, Canada.
In May, played at an open-air festival called Dance Of Shiva in Nishiizu (Japan).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 10th CD “Chaos Unforgiven Kisses Or Grateful Dead Kennedys” from Chaotic Noise Recordings (Japan).
In June, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured in Western Japan.
In September, played at an open-air festival called Hikyosai in Yamanashi (Japan).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO’s live LP “Shakespeare From The Cosmic Inferno 2008″ was reissued as limited CDR from Blackest Bootlegs (UK).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & amp; THE COSMIC INFERNO toured Okinawa. The band performed 2 nights as “Deep Psychedelic Night” and “Space Disco Night”.
“IAO Chant From The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.” was released on CD and LP from Riot Season (UK).
In October, ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU played at Enjoyjazz Festival in Germany.
in October and November, European tour. (UK, Denmark, Sweden Finland, Norway, Germany, Czech, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy). The band performed at Toft Festival 2012 in Norway, Festival Akouphenet and Stimul Festival in Switzerland. they played “electric jazz set” in 2nd show in London.
In December, in their hometown of Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival Vol.11. The liquid lighting team dbqp joined them as special guests.
In December, Western Japan tour. “Acid Noise Fest 2012” in Kochi, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. played in 1st day, and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO, Human Shower, Psyche Bugyou, Kawabata Makoto solo and Tsuyama Atsushi solo in 2nd day. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO played as “Cosmic Disco Night”.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR played in Osaka. Including Akaten, Zoffy, Zubi Zuva X as “petit JNMF (Japanese New Music Festival)”.


2013
in February ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured in Taiwan.
in March in Tokyo, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO hold the psychedelic disco event Space Disco Night Tokyo. Pikacyu joined them as a special guest. Changchang (Hibushibire, IVIZA) joined them as a support guitarist.
A live compilation CD “Guru Guru Fest 2012” was released from Magaibutsu ltd (Japan). Including ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR, Manitatsu, Akaten, Zoffy and Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto.
In March ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR and ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU toured Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
“Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199” was released on CD and 2LP from Nod And Smile Record (USA).
In April and May, tour in USA and Canada. The group headlined at LA Psych Fest and Austin Psych Fest. The group played with Simeon (Silver Apples) in Austin.
“In Search Of The Lost Divine Arc” was released on CD and “LP from Important Records (USA).
“Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199” was released on CD and 2LP from Nod and Smile.
ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU GONG released “Pink Lady Lemonade (Shicky Tongue Dada Licks) Part 1 & 2” on 7″EP from Bambalam Records (France).
The soundtrack of Shezad Dawood’s film “Piercing Brightness” by ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O., Mordant Music, Alexander Tucker & Decomposed Orchestra and Raed Yassin & Omar Dewachi was released on LP from City Projects (UK).
In May, played at an open-air festival called Dance Of Shiva in Nishiizu (Japan).
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO released 11th CD “Doobie Wonderland” from Parallax Sounds Records (UK).
Kawabata formed ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & SPACE PARANOID with Higashi Hiroshi (syn), Tabata Mitsuru (b) and Okano Futoshi (dr: Hijokaidan, ex.AMT & The Cosmic Inferno, ex.Ghost, ex.Subvert Blaze) at the request of their Spanish booking agent, who wanted to see Acid Mothers Temple playing Black Sabbath.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & SPACE PARANOID released 1st album “Black Magic Satori” on CD from Chaotic Noise Recordings (Japan) and LP from Safety Meeting (USA).
In October, European tour (Germany, Austria, Netherlands,Belgium, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy).
In October and November, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & PACE PARANOID toured in Europe (Spain, Portugal).
The AMT’s best compilation “A Young Person’s Guide To Acid Mothers Temple” was released on 3CD set from Donburi Disk (Japan).
In December, in Nagoya they hold the AMT Festival vol.12. the original vocalist Cotton Casino and liquid lighting team liquidbiupil joined them as special guest.
In December, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & PACE PARANOID toured in Western Japan, and headlined at  “Acid Noise Fest 2013″ in Kochi.


2014
In February, Chinese tour with liquid lighting team liquidbiupil was cancelled by Chinese authorities.
“The Unlimited Dream Cloister (馬上中國 “Now China”)” was released on CD from FM3 Ltd (China).
“Astrorgasm From The Inner Space” was released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
In March, ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured in Northern Japan as parts of Guru Guru Fest tour.
In April, in Osaka they hold AMT Festival for 3 days. Andromelos2, Zoffy, Kawabata Makoto’s “What is Psychedelic?” DJ set and ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & SPACE PARANOID performed.
In April & May, tour in USA and Canada. The group headlined at Austin Psych Fest.
In June, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & PACE PARANOID toured in Western Japan.
In August, in Tokyo they hold “AMT UK Tour Eve” with liquid lighting team liquidbiupil.
In August, tour in Netherlands and UK. The group performed Zomerparfeest in Netherlands, Doune the Rabbit Hole festival in UK and headlined Row Power Festival in UK.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE et ROSINA DE PEIRA released “Live in Tolosa” on CD and 2LP from Bambalam Records (France).
The AMT’s best compilation “The Psychedelic Fiction Sauce Book” was released on 2CD from White Wabbit Records (Taiwan).
In September, tour in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
In September, Satoshima Nani (Bogulta, Human Shower, Amazon Saliva) replaced Shimura Koji as the drummer of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O..
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR released “Yes, No & Perhaps” on CD from Magaibutsu Ltd (Japan).
In October, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR toured in Europe (Finland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Turkey) as a part of Japanese New Music Festival.
In December, in Nagoya they held the AMT Festival vol.13. Shimura Koji and liquid lighting team liquidbiupil joined them as special guest.
In December, toured in Western Japan, and headlined at “Acid Noise Fest 2013″ in Kochi.


2015
in January, “Have You Seen The Other Side Of The Sky?” was reissued on 2LP from Nod And Smile Records (USA).
in March, the live album “High On New Heaven, Live in New Haven” was released on 3LP from Safety Meeting Records (USA).
in April & May, tour in USA and Canada.
In May, Kitajima Osamu’s cover “Benzaiten” was released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
In July, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO toured in UK and France. The group headlined at Mimi Festival in Marseille France.
In September, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SWR played in Tokyo as a part of Japanese New Music Festival.
In October & November, will tour in Europe (Belgium, Holland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, France).
In December, in Nagoya they held the AMT Festival vol.14. The liquid lighting team liquidbiupil joined them as special guest.
In December, toured in Shikoku Island Japan.

The current live line-up of the group is :
Tsuyama Atsushi : bass, voice, etc, cosmic joker
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, etc, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, noodle god
Tabata Mitsuru : guitar, guitar-synthesizer, voice, maratab
Satoshima Nani : drums,another dimension


2016
In January S/T (ex.Green Milk From The Planet Orange, ShinzoKantsu) replaced Tsuyama Atsushi as the bassist of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O.
In February, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO held the triumphant event of the last UK & Fence tour in Tokyo. Changchang (Hibushibire) joined them as a sport guitarist.
In March & April, tour in Mexico, US and Canada. The group headlined at NRMAL Festival in Mexico City.
In July, “Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era” was released on CD and 2LP from Important Records (USA).
In July, tour in South Korea.
In July, in Tokyo they hold “Release party of the new album Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era”.
In September & October, European tour (UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands). The band performed at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in UK and Outfest in Portugal.
In December, in Nagoya they will hold the AMT Festival vol.15. The liquid lighting team liquidbiupil will join them as special guest.
In December, will tour in Western Japan.

The current live line-up of the group is :
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, voice, etc, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, theremin, voice, noodle god
Mitsuko⭐︎Tabata : guitar, guitar-synthesizer, voice, maratab
Satoshima Nani : drums, voice, another dimension
S/T : bass, voice, space & time


 

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