UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ is a visual rock band from Japan. Officially created in 1996 by vocalist Angel-Taka and former drummer S@TT-ON. They are best known for their energetic music, extravagant outfits, passionate live shows and on-stage antics. Their music is very eclectic and has many different elements from genres such as punk, pop, metal, hip-hop and electronic music in their sound and thus cannot be properly labeled. Some songs tend to not mix all these sounds together and focus on one or two, while other song combine all these elements. There are two singers, Angel-Taka as the lead and Masato, who tends to sing in a more harsh/brutal metal way and with hip-hop/rap style vocals.
They have an extensive background in terms of live performances in Japan, and a growing interest in international shows since their debut abroad in Paris in 2006. As far as North America goes, they played back and forth in LA and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as a date in Canada in early 2013. UchuSentai:NOIZ are appearing at Anime North in association with GalaxyStar Disc and J-rock North Promotions Inc. (http://j-rocknorth.com/)
Members: Vocals/Guitar - Yui, Guitar - Syu, Bass - Hal,Drums - Sho
Umbrella hails from the Kansai region, and is made up four members: Yui, Syu, Hal, and Sho. With their concept, “An umbrella over your heart”, the band has built up a distinct sound and a strong following with heartfelt songs and emotional performances.
Umbrella formed in March 2010, and underwent a change of members in August 2012 to become what it is today. They have appeared at overseas concerts and have performed at Saitama Super Arena, and have hosted events and one-band concerts to one sold out show after another.
Their music – beautiful, raw, and heartrendingly sad - holds and umbrella over your heart. Simply hone your senses and listen - no words are needed. Feel yourself be swallowed up by umbrella’s rainstorm of sound.
Umbrella is appearing at Anime North 2015 in association with J-rock North Promotions Inc. (http://www.j-rocknorth.com) Please join them on Saturday May 23rd for another amazing live concert.