There are 4 artists with this name: 1) Area51 (New Zealand) was formed in 1993 by one member of an Electronic live act called 'Krell Lab' and continued playing live and producing till 1997. 2)
AREA51 (Japan) was formed in 2003 by Yoichiro Ishino, who had great ambitions to pursue his ideal heavy metal music. After several member changes, the first album "Ankh" was released in August 2005, with noteworthy domestic sales. In "BURRN!", Japan's most reputable Hard Rock / Heavy Metal magazine, the album was introduced as one of Japan's six best neo- classical metal albums.