Angelo is: KOHTA on bass, Kirito on vocals and TAKEO on drums.
On August 14, 2006, KOHTA and TAKEO, an already established rhythmic duo since the PIERROT days, team up with the charismatic Kirito, officially forming the new band Angelo.
By early October of that year, the band held its first live, a free outdoor stage show at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. Despite the show being on a weekday evening, it draws an audience of 8,000, which establishes Angelo’s presence as a musical force to be reckoned with.
On November 8th, 2006, Angelo’s debut single "REBORN" goes on sale. A few days later the band launches their national tour, "BROKEN WORLD, AFTER THE HEAVEN," which plays at seven venues for eight shows. The tour sells out entirely from the starting concert at Club Citta in Kawasaki all the way to their encore concert at Zepp Tokyo. As they perform as one with their fans at venues all across Japan, they establish themselves as solid live performers.
Not showing any signs of slowing down, the band releases its 2nd single, "WINTER MOON," in February 2007. On April 1st of that year, Angelo launches a 24-venue tour called "EASTER FOR TREASON" at Hibiya Outdoor Music Hall in Tokyo.
Barely a year after their formation, the band’s first full album, "REBIRTH OF NEWBORN BABY," goes on sale on April 18, 2007.
Angelo sells out both shows at the C.C. Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo for 2 days on August 30 and 31st with their "INTER PLAY MEMBERS LIMITED SHOW [DOGMATIC PARTY case of Angelo]" concert.
Just as the first year anniversary of the group’s formation rolls around, Angelo releases a DVD of its "EASTER FOR TREASON" live as well as a new mini-album called "THE FREAK SHOW." December 21 kicks off Angelo’s very first ’07-’08 hall tour called "THE FRENZIED EMPIRE," which plays at 15 venues for 16 shows.
On June 11, 2008, Angelo’s 3rd single, "CHAOTIC BELL" goes on sale. Just a few days later the band starts its club circuit tour, "VEILED SIGN," which starts at Studio Coast in Shinkiba. ut as soon as that circuit ends, Angelo goes on to play a sold-out show at C.C. Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo for its concert called "INTER PLAY MEMBERS LIMITED SHOW 08 [DOGMATIC PARTY case of Angelo]."
Angelo – SISTER
Angelo – ULTIMATE WORLD
Many thanks to Angelo for providing their biography. Music samples used with Angelo’s permission.
Edited by Maria