Label: Heavy Pscyh Sound Sonic Flower were formed as a side project of Church Of Misery in 2001. Tatsu Mikami (bass) and at that time Church's guitarist Takenori Hoshi (guitar on Church Of Misery's second album 'The Second Coming'), teamed up to play more bluesy and non doomy instrumental heavy rock. They were influenced by famous '70s heavy rock bands like Cactus, Grand Funk Railroad, Groundhogs, Savoy Brown etc. Soon guitarist Arisa and drummer Keisuke Fukawa joined the band. In 2003, they released their self titled debut album on Japanese heavy rock label Leafhound Records. All instrumental bluesy heavy rock and improvised double guitar, they got a tons of good response from all over the world. They also played some shows as support for some foreign band's Japan appearances like Electric Wizard, Bluebird (Amen's side project), Acid King etc.