October 25, 2012

RIZE / Worldwide Digital Release of New Single in 62 Countries

RIZE’s first single with their new label Warner Music Japan “LOCAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION” has been released digitally in 62 countries via iTunes. RIZE’s overseas activities began back in 2003 with their very first nationwide US tour (38 lives in total) and the West Coast tour (7 lives in total). In 2007, RIZE participated in music festivals in 3 countries in Asia. RIZE’s aim for the world stage continues on with the release of their new single. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/local-defense-organization/id563865000 Official... Read More

April 16, 2012

fade & RIZE / Making Headlines with Toronto & NY Lives

fade and RIZE held joint lives in Toronto, Canada and New York, USA from 3/21 to 3/26. They were interviewed by various local media and made headlines with their live performances and interviews. With their sounds so accommodating to the global standard, they represent the mutual culture of “East meets West” between Japan and the North Americas. There is no doubt they will continue to spread a new movement around the world. Media exposures: http://beachbooster.blogspot.ca/2012/04/beach-booster-special-interview-with.html http://gamerfitnation.com/2012/04/east-meets-west-interview-with-jesse-from-rize/ http://www.bluemic.com/bluemob/rize/ http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=148310 http://www.jame-world.com/ca/articles-85368-rize-and-fade-at-toronto-s-tattoo-rock-parlour.html http://www.kawaiikakkoiisugoi.com/2012/03/30/rize-north-america-tour-awesomeness-beyond-belief-with-fade-hip-hop-gamer-jr-junior/ http://penseyeview.com/content/jesse-mcfaddin-1 http://www.thedivareview.com/fade_and_RIZE_Webster_Hall_NYC_Report.htm http://www.thedivareview.com/fade_Exclusive_Interview.htm fade Official... Read More

February 28, 2012

RIZE & fade / Participating in Canadian Music Fest

RIZE and fade have announced their participation in Canadian Music Fest to be held in Toronto. Live information is as follows: “Canadian Music Fest” 03/21 Toronto, ON – Canada Canadian Music Fest (various locations) RIZE Official Website: http://www.triberize.net Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIZE/124356134267772 Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/triberize Twitter: http://twitter.com/RIZE_official fade Official Website: http://fadeonline.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/fade_tokyo/270416539205 Myspace:... Read More

January 1, 2011


RIZE was conceived in 1997 by JESSE, the son of national popular guitarist Char, along with his friend Nobuaki Kaneko. TOKIE later joined the line-up as bassist, rooting the band in the aggressive rapcore style that made them so well known. Following their formation, RIZE began performing in the Kitazawa area in order to establish themselves among the public. After gaining relative popularity, RIZE then went on to perform at the 10th Kitazawa Music Festival in 2000 and a short... Read More