coldrain is a Japanese band with “world” sound, and their melodious and emotional songs with perfect English lyrics makes them known not only in Japan but in many other countries, too.
coldrain was formed in 2007 in Nagoya with 5 members: Masato – vocal, RxYxO (Ryo) – bass, Katsuma – drums, and Y.K.C (Yokochi) and Sugi on guitars. Band from the beginning of their activity chose directions on the world music oriented to fans of such bands like My Chemical Romance, AFI, and others. They gained their first followers from performing as a local band in their home-town distributing demo discs after each performance. Soon after, the band started becoming well known despite of their songs all being sung in English by half-American singer Masato.
About a year after coldrain formed, they were offered and later signed a major contract with VAP, a label known for its work with Nightmare and Maximum the Hormone, after which the band released their debut maxi-single “Fiction” on November 5, 2008. Soon thereafter, they set off for their first nationwide tour and played in 30 venues across Japan.
After the tour, in the spring of 2009, the band released their next maxi-single: “8AM”. The limited edition included a DVD which featured the music video of the title song and three live videos: “Fiction”, “Painting”, and “Come Awake”. “8AM” was also used as a theme song to the anime series Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger. In the summer of the same year they performed at the famous SUMMER SONIC festival. In October, they released their first album “Final Destination” and embarked on another successful sold-out nationwide tour with 42 venues.
In the next year coldrain released their mini-album “Nothing Lasts Forever”. One of the songs, “We’re Not Alone”, was used as an opening theme of the anime series Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin. Another song, “Die Tomorrow”, was used in the Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 soundtrack. Also they took part in SUMMER SONIC 2010.
In the beginning of 2011 the band released second full album “The Enemy Inside”, and in the end of the year their first DVD “THREE DAYS OF ADRENALINE” was released also.
In 2012, coldrain are working hard as usual. They next mini-album “Through Clarity” will released on July, 4th. And many venues are waiting for their performances again. You can’t be indifferent to their emotional lyrics, technical sound and impressive melodies. Perhaps, soon the world will see another well-known rock-stars called coldrain.