The origins of Acidman date back to 1997, where the members met in Saitama, during high school. Originally a four member band, their vocalist quit and Oki filled in as lead singer. To the band’s surprise Oki’s voice married well with the music. Acidman rooted itself in the indie clubs of Shibuya and Shimokitazawa.
Their growing fanbase helped Acidman climb the indie charts. After gaining much attention in the Indie scene, the band being signed by a major label in 2002. The same year Acidman release their first album on the label, “創” which won the band “New Artist of the Year” at the 17th annual Japan Golden Disc Awards. The Album “創” was followed by Loop”, “Equal” and “and World” Acidman was heavily involved with “Cinema” a collaborative event which was featured in Rock In Japan, Fuji Rock, and played throughout the festival, Summer Sonic.
In 2004 for Acidman music video for “Sai (part 1) Mawaru, Meguru, Sono Kaku e" was critically acclaimed for it’s ground-breaking animation. Dream Award, 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival Audience Choice Award, SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 05 BEST ROCK VIDEO Nominated for the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in Vila do Condo, Portugal Excellence Award, SICAF Animation Film Festival 2007 While touring for their 5th Album “Green Chord” the band played for a massive audience at the world famous Budokan. 2008 Acidman released their 6th album “Life” The tour for the album included performing in front of an enormous audience at Japan’s largest venue Makahari Mese. 2009 Acidman released their 7th studio album, “A beautiful greed” 2010 Acidman released their 8th studio album “Alma,” followed by a successful international tour including Korea and Taiwan.
Acidman also played the Budokan for a 3rd time. 2012 the band celebrates 15 years of performing together and 10 years with their label EMI. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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