We officially started off and introduced the Featured Artist section on Ani-culture back in January with Ebisu Muscats. So starting from that very post, there will be a featured artist on Ani-Culture every month.

So this month, the featured artist is actually a band and they have once came down to Singapore for a concert.  If you are familiar with tunes like “ Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer”,  “No Scared” or “The Beginning”, you would have no need for other clues to guess for this month’s Featured Artist. Yes, It’s ONE OK ROCK!

WHO IS ONE OK ROCK?

ONE OK ROCK is a band formed by in 2005 and debuted in 2007. The band is made up of 4 members, Taka, Toru, Ryota, and Tomoya.

ONE OK ROCK started off back when they were in High School. They have been performing in gigs in Tokyo before their first debut with a major label  in 2007 with their first single “Naihi Shinso”. Since then, they have been performing in many music festivals and events. The group fuses different music styles like Emo, Rock and Heavy Metal into their own their sound which makes their songs special.  Not forgetting the awesome live performance that are supported by enthusiastic fans of young age.

Members in One Ok Rock –

 

  • Morita Takahiro ( 森田 貴寬 ) – Also known as Taka, he is behind the voices of the tunes of ONE OK ROCK as the main vocalist. Before debuting with One Ok Rock, he was a member of the boy band “NEWS” .
  • Yamashita Toru ( 山下 亨 ) – Also known as Toru, he is leader and guitarist of the group. He also contributes some vocals. He was previously a member of the hip-hop dance group “Heads” with Ryota
  • Kohama Ryota ( 小浜 良太 ) – also known as Ryota, is the bassist of the group. He was also previously a member of the hip-hop dance group “Heads” with Toru.
  • Kanki Tomoya ( 神吉 智也 ) – Also known as Tomoya, is the drummer of the group. He became an official member of the group when they debuted in 2007.

Albums/ Singles –

2007:

Album

– Zeitakubyō

Singles

– “Naihi Shinso” ( 内秘心書 )

– “Yume Yume” ( 努努-ゆめゆめ- )

– “Et Cetera” ( “エトセトラ” )

2008:

Album

– Beam of Light

Singles

– “Hitsuzen Maker” (必然メーカー)

– “Koi no Aibō Kokoro no Cupid” (恋ノアイボウ心ノクピド )

2010:

Album

–  Niche Syndrome

Singles

– “Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer” (完全感覚Dreamer )

– “Jibun Rock” (じぶんROCK )

2011:

Album

– Zankyo Reference

Singles

– “Answer is Near” (アンサイズニア)

– “Re:make/No Scared”

2012:

Singles

– “The Beginning”

– “the same as…”

2013:

Albums

– ” Jinsei x Boku = ” ( 人生×僕=)

Singles

– “Deeper Deeper/Nothing Helps”

They are releasing their upcoming album, ” Jinsei x Boku = ” which will be released on the 6th of March next month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKW4lqj2cNU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9yZWeTmVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcBBNB5JTOQ

ONE OK ROCK Official Pagehttp://www.oneokrock.com/index.htm

ONE OK ROCK Official Youtube Pagehttp://www.youtube.com/user/ONEOKROCKchannel

ONE OK ROCK Official Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ONEOKROCK

ONE OK ROCK Official Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ONEOKROCK_japan

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