YAMAARASHI

Japan's chart-topping rap metal honcho




YAMAARASHI is a six member Japanese rock group based in Kanagawa Prefecture. They use a blend of metal, reggae, and rap, to perform what is called nu metal. YAMAARASHI was formed in 1996. In April 2002, YAMAARASHI also runs a label called Chokkyu Recordings.[2] YAMAAARASHI has performed with popular acts such as Orange Range and Moomin. In 2008, YAMAARASHI played in the ETPFEST, the South Korean music festival alongside bands such as Dragon Ash and Death Cab for Cutie.

Members
YOSHIAKI ISHII - Drums
Takeshi - Bass¡]Vocal¡^
KAZI - Guitar
NAOYA KOJIMA (KOJIMA) - Vocal
SATOSHI OHTAKE (SATOSHI) - Vocal
OGA - Guitar, Joined YAMAARASHI in 2000. Former Member of Mach25.

[Discography]

Singles
[1997.06.21] A NEW SPECIES
[1998.06.21] Yogen (¤©¨¥)
[1999.03.05] THE TIES OF LYCAON
[2000.08.23] Black Hole/Hologram
[2000.12.06] WIDE VISION
[2001.09.27] Yamaarashi-ism
[2002.06.19] Itadaki
[2003.10.22] La La Singin' Music feat. Leyona
[2003.12.03] ARASHI 2003 feat RAPPAGARIYA
[2006.02.22] Go Your Way, The ending theme for the anime The Frogman Show, produced by Seiji Kameda[3]

Albums
1997: YAMAARASHI (¤s´P)
1999: Mitaiken Zone
2001: Six Men
2002: Mountain Rock
2003: COLORS WATER MUSIC, Collaboration Album
2005: Aiterasu
2006: Shonan Mirai Ezu
2008: Noroshi

Split Albums
[2005.02.23] Kakumei (­²©R) (YAMAARASHI vs. RIZE)

Live Albums
[2003.03.26] LIVE
Compilations
[2001.11.28] 1997-2001 SINGLE COLLECTION
[2002.05.22] Super Best

DVDs
[2000.06.28] Mitaiken Zone Tour '99
[2001.07.25] Six Men Tour '01
[2002.03.27] FILM COLLECTION
[2004.06.23] 6 COLORS