Vocal : ryo
Guitar : uta
Bass : hati
Programming : akaya [support member]
Drums : takumi [support member]
At the end of 2007, ryo (ex-GULLET) decided that it was time to return to the music scene after being away from it for almost four years. Little is known about the other two members of the band, who are hati on bass and uta on guitar. What we do know is that they make an excellent trio.
Unlike many indie bands, 9GOATS BLACK OUT didn't take long to release something, and their first album, devils in bedside, was released on January 25. The cover of the album had a goat on it, which made people believe that this band will be playing metal. As surprised as everyone was, devils in bedside turned out to be perfectly balanced between controlled and emotional, yet still rocking music.
The first press of devils in bedside was already completely sold out many weeks before its official release date. As a result, the band announced a second press, which will also be available for purchase for international buyers, unlike the first press. Shortly after the release of the album, 9GOATS BLACK OUT opened their myspace, which assisted in heightening their popularity overseas.
In August, the band launched their first tour, Live In Beauty, which spanned until the end of 2008. September marked the release of their first single, Sleeping Beauty, which maintained the same sound style they had established in their first album, much to the delight of their fans.
9GOATS BLACKOUT has already made the start of 2009 an eventful one, joining Sugar on a two-man tour, BLACK sugar POT, in January, and will be releasing their second album, Black Rain on February 14th. On April 11, 2009, 9GOATS BLACKOUT will hold their first one-man at Shibuya BOXX.
There is no question that 9GOATS BLACK OUT have many ideas and with their activity flourishing, only time will tell what they plan next.
official myspace: http://jp.myspace.com/9goatsblackout