UVERworld

UVERworld

UVERworld

Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Industrial Rock
Members: Takuya, Katsuya, Akira, Nobuto, Shintarō, Seika
Formed: 2000
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UVERworld - Japanese rock band, known for their successful blend of styles such as hard rock, electronic and beat-boxing. UVERchan - Talisman Group, a fictional character, like a bear, which appears on the cover of some albums. Generally known thanks to the song D-Technolife, voiced in the intro anime "Bleach" series, UVERworld become popular band on Japanese music scene. They have become a rising star of the pop-rock style, mixing in elements of their music genres such as hard rock and electronics, sometimes with a bit of box-singer Takuya.

UVERworld originally consisted of 7 people and were called Sound Goku Road (often simply Sangoku Road). After the departure of vocalist Hiko and saxophonist Seika Ace8trigger singer decided to change his name to TAKUYA∞, since the group became known as UVERworld. The name is a combination of the German "über" and English "world", indicating that the target participants become known around the world.

2005-2007

In 2005, the band signed with the label gr8! Records (Sony Music Records) and debuted in July with a single D-tecnoLife, which became the theme saver anime "BLEACH". The second single UVERworld CHANCE! He was released in late October, and ended up in a video game soundtrack based on "BLEACH" "Heat the Soul 2" for PSP. 2006 they started with the release of their third single Just Melody and first album entitled Timeless, more than 60 000 copies, which were sold.

After the release of the first album, we played the first round - Timeless Tour 2006 ended April 3 in Shibuya- AX. In May, the band released their fourth single, Colors of the Heart, which became the theme of the screen the anime "BLOOD +" and ranked third on the Oricon charts. Then, in August, another single was released, SHAMROCK, which can already be heard in the credits of the series "Dance Drill". Shortly thereafter recorded a ballad UVERworld Kimi no suki na uta, sold over 70,000 copies, and reached # 2 in the Oricon charts.

February 21, 2007 UVERworld presented their second album BUGRIGHT, which hit ~ Nagare · Kuukyo · THIS WORD ~sounded in the film "Death Note". Continuing on to write music for the anime, they released a single endscape, which became the opening theme "Toward the Terra". In November, UVERworld presented Ukiyo Crossing, which has risen to the third line chart Oricon.

2008-2009

Without giving fans time to think, what will be the next release, UVERworld started 2008 with an explosive album PROGLUTION, after which went to the eponymous tour, which took place from March to April. Then released the single Gekidou, which was the subject of the opening theme of anime "D-Grey-Man". After the tour, the quintet hurried to the studio and recorded three more singles, which went on sale in the second half of 2008. September Koishikute took third position Oricon'a, although it has not been used in any anime or drama. The last of three releases, Hakanaku mo eikyuu no kanashi, became the first and to date only single UVERworld, managed to climb up to the first place in the charts.

The growing popularity of confirmed concert at the legendary Nippon Budokan. Tickets for the show were sold out within one day. In addition, the musicians the opportunity to perform at the famous Osaka-Jo Hall.

In 2009, the release of the band's fourth album, called AwakEVE, who took the second position chart Oricon. In September UVERworld took part in the famous festival Inazuma Rock, where he appeared on the same stage with bands such as HOME MADE Kazoku and abingdon boys school. December 9, the band released a collection of the best songs of Neo Sound Best, to celebrate ten years of his career and five years in the status of their major.

2010-2012

Their fifteenth single "GOLD" was released on March 31, 2010, making it their first release of the year. The music video for "Gold" was made into 3-D, making it the first 3-D music video in Japan. It was premiered on April 17, 2010. Additionally, their fifth album Last was released two weeks later on April 14, 2010.

Their sixteenth single "Qualia" (クオリア) was released on September 15, 2010, and contains the ending theme song for the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie and the title song for the PSP game Last Ranker. Their seventeenth single "NO.1" was released on November 24, 2010. NO.1 was featured as their starting song for their concert LAST TOUR FINAL at TOKYO DOME which was in November 27, 2010.

Their eighteenth single "MONDO PIECE" was to be released on March 23, 2011. However, due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the release date has been pushed to April 6. It was also revealed earlier last year concert at TOKYO DOME as the last song. Their nineteenth single "CORE PRIDE" was selected to be the 1st opening theme for the anime Blue Exorcist.

The band released their sixth album LIFE 6 SENSE on June 1, 2011. The album's title was leaked out in bands page on Japanese Wikipedia and also the following month after, The band released their 6th DVD which is "LAST TOUR FINAL at TOKYO DOME 2010/11/27".
On December 14, 2011, the band released their twentieth single (second A-side single) entitled "BABY BORN & GO/KINJITO".

Blu-ray versions of UVERworld 2008 Premium LIVE at Nippon Budokan and LAST TOUR FINAL at TOKYO DOME were released on December 17, 2011.
On March 28, 2012, UVERworld has released their 21st single which is entitled to be 7th Trigger and 6 days after they have released another Live DVD & Blu-ray UVERworld 2011 Premium LIVE on Xmas at Nippon Budokan which was at April 4, 2012.

2013-2014

On August 8, 2012, The band has released their 22nd single THE OVER which is also the ending theme of Kuro no Onna Kyoushi (黒の女教師) and Three months after until 28 November 2012, The band has finally released their 7th album which is to be entitled "THE ONE".

After the release of 7th album, UVERworld released a re-cut single from their Latest album entitled REVERSI and it was also the movie theme song for Blue Exorcist -The Movie-.
On August 14, 2013, the band will release their 24th Single Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB. This will be their first single for 2013. Fight For Liberty will be used as the opening theme song for the anime Space Battleship Yamato 2199 while Wizard CLUB will be used as the ending theme song for the TV series Kaikin! Bakuro Night.

On November 6, 2013, UVERworld release their 10th Video and their first full "Men's festival" concert footage KING'S PARADE Zepp DiverCity (2013.02.08) on DVD and Blu-ray after their long period of THE ONE Tour 2012-2013. UVERworld have finally decided to have a full LIVE HOUSE Footage from Zepp DiverCity as their main concept instead of Arenas, Stadiums or Halls.

On December 18, 2013, the band has released their 25th Single Nano-Second (ナノ・セカンド). Which is their second single and the last for 2013.
On March 19, 2014, they released their 2nd video album UVERworld Video Complete -act.2- from LIFE 6 SENSE to THE ONE promotional videos which also includes a LIVE bonus disc from 2013.12.25 ARENA LIVE 2013 winter QUEEN'S PARTY at Nippon Budokan.

On March 26, 2014, It was announced that UVERworld would have their former member from Sangoku Road and live support member, Seika as their new 6th member to the group.

On March 27, 2014, The band has officially announced the next big stage on July 5 which will be hosted at Kyocera Dome Osaka.

2014-2016

On June 18, 2014, UVERworld released their 26th Single entitled to be called Nanokame no ketsui (7日目の決意, Decision of the Seventh Day) which will be their 1st single for 2014.
On July 2, 2014, UVERworld released their 8th studio album, entitled "Ø CHOIR", which subsequently reached second place in the Oricon Style Charts.

On August 19, UVERworld officially announced their new 12th DVD "KING'S PARADE Nippon Budokan 2013.12.26" and it was released on September 24, 2014.
On April 15, 2015, UVERworld released their 13th video content "LIVE at KYOCERA DOME OSAKA 2014.07.05".

On May 27, UVERworld released their 27th single "Boku no Kotoba Dewanai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba". The single is used for the anime series The Heroic Legend of Arslan
On August 26, UVERworld released their 28th single "I LOVE THE WORLD" which is used as a theme song Dragon Nest R Game in Japan.

On September 30, 2015, the band released their 14th video content on DVD/Blu-ray "KING'S PARADE at Yokohama Arena 2015.01.10".

On June 8, 2016, UVERworld released their 15th video content on DVD/Blu-ray with two full live footages, "UVERworld 15&10 Anniversary Live / 2015.09.03" and their first full "Women's festival" footage "UVERworld 15&10 Anniversary live QUEEN'S PARTY / 2015.09.06".

On November 6, 2016, UVERworld released their 16th video content "PREMIUM LIVE on Xmas 2015 at Nippon Budokan". Their second Christmas live footage which features more classic songs than new ones.

On December 17, 2016, the Blue Exorcist website revealed several new promo trailers for its upcoming second season where it was revealed that UVERworld would again be providing the opening song for the series. "Itteki no Eikyō (一滴の影響, Drop's Influence)" was released on February 1, 2017.

Shimizu Takuya - Vocal

Stylized as TAKUYA∞, he is the vocalist for the group as well as in charge of writing the band's music, rapping and programming. He was born on December 21, 1979 in Osaka while he later moved to Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture.

Katsuya (克哉) - Guitar

He is in charge of rhythm guitar, is the band's leader. He was born on February 22, 1981.

Akira (彰) - Guitar

Lead guitar for the band. He was born on March 8, 1984.

Nobuto (信人) - Bass

The bass guitarist. He was born on February 14, 1980.

Shintarō (真太郎) - Drums

He is in charge of the drums and percussion. He was born on November 5, 1983 in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture.

UVERworld SEIKA

SEIKA (誠果) - Manipulator, Saxophonist

He was originally part of the band but left before their debut as UVERworld, rejoined on March 26, 2014. He is the manipulator and saxophonist.