RIZE is a three piece Japanese rock band that is iconic in the Japanese music scene. Founded in 2000, the band has reached various benchmarks including performing on stage opposite Jay Z & Lincoln Park as well as at high profile events like Live 8 and Earth 8. They’re also in the unique position of being a band comprised of members who are as equally successful through their solo ventures as they are when they perform together. Jesse McFaddin (vocals & guitar) is known for his clothing line as well as his solo ventures into hip-hop. KenKen (bass) has also performed with well-known acts such as Prince, Alicia Keys and Bootsie Collins. NK (drums) is a celebrated actor, appearing in countless drama series and movies in Japan. With their recent move to Warner Music Japan this year, the band is placing a stronger emphasis on connecting with their international fan base.
L.D.O. dropped on October 17th in Japan but is available worldwide through iTunes. Physical copies of the single come complete with popular tracks from previous albums including Respect, Kami and Ghost.
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