Rock and Inspiration!! Ra:IN!!
PATA (Guitar/ X-JAPAN)
michiaki (Bass/ ZZK,ex.TENSAW)
Tetsu (Drums/ ex.CoCCo,RED WARRIORS)
DIE (Keyboard/ ex.hide with spread beaver)
Magnificent rock maestros, each of whom has
made big achievements or played an active
part as a session musician in the front line
of Japanese Rock, joined together in 2002 to
form Ra:IN. This new band will be the core of
their activities,and will continue permanently.
(The band was joined by DIE in 2007. )
The band plays "Loudest Rock" with its
own innovative and heavy groove.
Their sound is rooted in the fertile tradition
of British Rock. Much attention has been
paid to their music with the band receiving
rare reviews. Ra:IN has got enthusiastic
support from fans and critics not only
in Japan but in the international music scene.
Since their debut, the band has build
an aggressive and powerful movement
throughout Japan, Asia, and Europe.
They have released 3 albums,
a Maxi-single and a live-DVD.
Their style is an original one. Each member's
distinguished techniques have enabled the band
to create an amazing instrumental rock.
The uniqueness of their sound is never
categorized into any genre like Hard Rock.
After DIE joined, the band has generated
a newly evolved music circle, incorporating
diverse aspects such as ethnic music, Electronica,
Trance music, or featuring vocals and vocoder
in addition to instrumental music.
It"s real Mixtured Rock!
The name of “Ra:IN” was given by
the legendary bassist "Masayoshi Kabe" .
(Golden Cups, ex. Johnny Louis & Char)
The band’s logo mark was designed by
Ken Sakaguchi. (Sakaguchi Ken Factory inc.)
Ra:IN are formed by PATA, michiaki and Tetsu.
The end of the year, Performed with
EARTHSHAKER, 外道, LOUDNESS
at "ROCK LEGENDS" in Shinjyu Kosenenkin hall.
Jan to June: Tour in Japan " OVER THE TOP "tour
Apr: Released Maxi single 『The Border』
Jul- Sep: " Summer of Love " tour
Nov: Released 1st Album 『The Line』
Nov-Dec " ON THE LINE " tour
The band started the overseas performances
in Shanghai and Taiwan.
May: 2 days Live at Shanghai ARK
Live in Shanghai Photo Gallery
Jul: Taiwan "FORMOZ FESTIVAL 2004"
Taipei The Wall "After- Formoz Party"
Apr: The band wrote music to sound collection
of " D1 GRAND PRIX "
May: First performance in Europe at
Elysee Montmartre in Paris.
※5/04 Hard Rock Cafe Paris "Autograph Session"
5/05 Live in Paris "Elysee Montmartre"
5/06 Hard Rock Cafe Paris "Press Conference"
Live in Paris Photo Gallery
Jun: Performed at Tokyo Guitar Show.
Jul-Sep: " Summer of Love " tour 2005
Sep: " AT LAST hide Museum " at hide Museum
Live at hide Museum Photo Gallery
Dec: Performed at the Event of Danger Crue|
"天嘉−四−" in Nihon Budo-kan.
Mar: PATA performed at the fan-sponsored event
PATA was interviewed in Taipei,Kaohsiung
and appeared on the radio.
Released 2nd Album『BEFORE THE SIREN』in Japan
Mar-May: " BEFORE THE SIREN " tour
Jul: Promotion in Taiwan
PATA and michiaki were interviewed on
a radio program.
Aug: Released " BEFORE THE SIREN " in Taiwan.
2days Live at The Wall in Taipei
Magazine Review in TAIWAN (Chinese only).pdf file
Jul: Released1st DVD 『HARD RAIN & ROCKS LIVE』
DIE, keyboard ex.hide with spread beaver, joined
Ra:IN as a official member.
Jul-Aug: " Summer of Love " tour
Sep: Performed at the biggest Rock Fes.
in China as first japanese rock band. (with RIZE)
Nine Inch Nails & Marky Ramone, New York Dolls,
Cui Jian performed at the same time.
9/08 Live at MAO in Beijing
9/09 Live at BEIJING POP FESTIVAL
Magazine Review in Beijing (Japanese only)
Live in Beijing Photo Gallery
Daily,Photo in Beijing
※9/09 Film Concert of『HARD RAIN & ROCKS LIVE』 |
was held by fans in Taipei.
Apr: Released 3rd Album 『Metal Box』
Apr-Jun: " METAL BOX " tour 2008
May: Released『METAL BOX』in France.
Performed at " hide Memorial Summit "
at Ajinomoto Studium.
Jul: PATA and michiaki showcase their perfomance
at " JAPAN EXPO " in France.
Japan Expo in Paris
" FLIGHT PERFORMANCE 2008 " by RED BULL
Ra:IN played with Flight perfomence show at
the special outdoor stage in front of the heliport
of Yokohama Rinko park