Galneryus (ガルネリウス, Garuneriusu) is a power metal/neo-classical metal bandfrom Osaka, Japan. They were formed in 2001.
Galneryus was formed early 2001 by guitarist Syu (formerly from Valkyr, Animetal, Aushvitz, and Masaki Project) along with vocalist Masahiro "Yama-B" Yamaguchi (frontman of AxBites and solo artist of Rekion, River End, Gunbridge). Both veterans of the Japanese metal scene, they formed Galneryus with the intention to "express both of their musical tastes/ideas" and so they started looking for additional members to complete the band. They recruited A on keyboards (who had previously played with Syu in Valkyr), Shôgo Himuro on bass, and Toshihiro Yui (formerly of Cemetery, Honey Quest) on drums.
In October 2001, the band released a 2-track demo titled "United Flag". The demo was self-produced and released independently. This EP started gaining the attention of both fans and independent Japanese record labels as ...