You can help LOKA to get famous in the US!

You can help LOKA to get famous in the U.S!

LOKA has entered the famed “Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands” for a chance to perform in Vans Warped Tour 2015, and also a coveted spot to play live on the “ROCKSTAR UPROAR FESTIVAL 2015″!

All you need to do is to share following page on Facebook or Twitter http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/LOKA
And watch their video and make a comment.

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YOSHIKI, KAMIJO, LOKA, NoGod, WagakkiBand… they will all be at Japan Expo!

More Japanese guests have been announced for Japan Expo in Paris that will be held 2 – 6th July this year:

YOSHIKI
KAMIJO
LOKA
NoGod
WagakkiBand

Check out Japan Expo‘s webpage!

LOKA euro tour – more dates announced!

LOKA “ECHOEZ” Europe Tour 2014

  • June 20: Bar Live 301 – Roubaix (FR) – TICKETS
  • June 21: Citrons Masqués – Yverdon-les-Bains (CH)
  • June 22: Covent Garden – Paris (FR)
  • June 24: La Marquise – Lyon (FR)
  • June 26: Café International – Besançon (FR) – TICKETS
  • June 27: Die Werkstatt – Cologne (DE) – TICKETS
  • June 28: MUSICON – Den Haag (NL)
  • June 29: Le Garage, Liège (BE)
  • July 4th: Rock Box – Luxembourg
  • July 5th: Japan Expo – Paris ! INFO
  • July 8: Secret Place, Montpellier (FR)
  • July 10: Garage DeLuxe – Munich (DE) – TICKETS
  • July 11: REPPLUGGED – Vienna (AU) – TICKETS
  • July 12: Storm Club – Prague (CZ) – TICKETS
  • July 13: Progresja – Warsaw (PL) – TICKETS

INFO/Tickets: Demented Show FB Page!!!

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LOKA comes back to Europe in summer!

I know there’s a lot of crazy LOKA fans out there, so I’m sure this news makes you very happy.

It was not THAT long ago this band visited my part of the world, but apparently they are back – and already this summer!

See more information below!

LOKA Official webpage
LOKA Official Facebook

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June 20th – FRANCE
Bar Live 301 – Roubaix
Tickets

June 21st – SWITZERLAND
Citrons Masqués – Yverdon-les-Bains (CH)
Free entrance!

June 26th – FRANCE
Café International – Besançon
Tickets

June 27th – GERMANY
Cologne TBC
Tickets (VIP & regular)

June 28th – NETHERLANDS
Musicon – Den Haag
Tickets TBA

July 4th – LUXEMBOURG
Rock Box – Luxembourg
Free entrance

July 5th-6th – FRANCE
Japan Expo – Paris
Tickets for festival

July 10th – GERMANY
Garage Deluxe – Munich
Tickets (only VIP at the moment)

JULY 11th – AUSTRIA
REPLUGGED – Vienna
Tickets (only VIP at the moment)

July 12th – CZECH REPUBLIC
Storm Club – Prague
Tickets (VIP and regular)

July 13th – POLEN
Klub Progresja – Warsaw
Tickets (VIP & regular)

All you need to know about LOKA!

… or at least as introduction. ^^

Here’s a presentation of the popular band LOKA!
Source: Râmen Events

LOKA

• Vocals: Kihiro
• Drums: KEN’ICHI
• Bass: Katsumi
• Guitar: SIN

LOKA

Official website:
http://loka-official.com/

Video’s:
http://loka-official.com/media/

PROFILE

LOKA is an Alternative Hard Rock band based out of Tokyo/Japan. But their music does not sound “Japanese”, if you listen to their music you’ll find the music back bone to be more American Hard Rock. Also combined with raging synthesizer and digital drum beats, their music does not stop only at live houses but spread to the club music scene.

LOKA first makes their appearance on June 9th 2012. At that time, only the singer Kihiro and drummer KEN’ICHI were the official members, and bass, guitar players were formed by support members.
On August 8th, LOKA releases their first EP “01”-zero one- and kicks off a nation tour from September.

While on the road they also release their first Album on November 7th, “EnFLAME” and continues their nation touring to the end of the year (approx. 40 shows), both immediately selling 1000 copies
and still growing.

In 2013 April, they welcome Katsumi as an official bass player for LOKA. LOKA is set to kick off another nation summer tour including and international tour to play a summer festival in Taiwan, FORMOZ FESTIVAL. Though it’s only been a year since the band has formed, their musicianship, profession, and performance is considered top class in the country.

In 2013, the band successfully toured Indonesia in October and Europe one month later for 10 shows in France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg.

Reading the members past profile will make you understand that they’ve been around the music industry for a while.

Vocalist: Kihiro
Originally the singer for the band Supe.
In 2003 the band relocated to Long Beach, California to perfect their international sound and expand the reach of their energetic live shows. With the 2006 self-release of their successful six-song EP Grow in the Cold, produced by Sylvia Massy-Shivy (Tool, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Supe launched their first US tour with 50+ dates from coast to coast.

Then in 2007 the EP was picked by Buddy Records in their native Japan and a subsequent homecoming release tour followed to eager fans. This landed the band on the covers of various “in- country” rock magazines and a feature on MTV-Japan.

Back in the US Supe launched a follow-up tour and released their single Shade to radio. The independent EP sold in impressive 30,000+ units. Supe then took to the road hitting over 65 cities in
the U.S. and Japan for their Summer Rocks 2008 Tour including several stops on the VANS WARPED TOUR.

In 2009 Supe toured Japan with (hed) p.e. and then quickly jetted to Taiwan and China to join mega-rock band Story of the Year for a series of dates before returning home to the US to record a follow up CD and launch the much anticipated Hed to Head Tour criss-crossing the US (40 shows)for the summer with (hed) p.e and Mushroomhead.

In 2010 Supe makes they’re first appearance in Japan’s biggest summer festival, Summer Sonic sharing the stage with SLASH, Hole, Dream Theater and Devil Wears Prada.
In 2012, Kihiro took part as vocalist in LEDA ex. DELUHI project band UNDIVIDE along with SUJK & SHOGO Gyze.

Drummer: KEN’ICHI
Originally the drummer for SEX MACHINEGUNS.

SEX MACHINEGUNS is one of the TOP CLASS Metal band in Japan from late 90’s. After series of member changes, KEN’ICHI is welcomed as they’re original member in 2007, competing against 200+ auditioner.
After joining the band, they release 3 Albums and 3 Singles with few songs hitting high rank on the Japan’s billboard chart. The band performed from 60 to 100 shows every year in the country. After 5 years of SEXMACHINEGUNS, KEN’ICHI decides to leave the band to join LOKA in June 2012. KEN’ICHI is also busy working as a studio drummer.

He has supported or Japan’s top selling artist THE ALFEE’s guitarist solo band in August 2012, and plans to do it again this summer.

Bassist: Katsumi
Originally the bassist for CLAYFISH.

The band was signed to a Major record company in 2004, sharing stages with RIZE, DefTech, 10-FEET, and other Japan’s major band. The band spread apart in 2006, and Katsumi works as a support bassist
for several bands until he finds LOKA in 2013.

Guitarist : SIN
Officially welcomed as LOKA 4th member at 8/1/2013 after play as support guitarist for LOKA for a while. SIN was a guitarist for band WIZARD, http://wizard-web.syncl.jp/ a visual kei scene band which quiet well known overseas. After series of member changes, SIN is welcomed as WIZARD original member in April 2012.

After joining the band, they release 2 singles. After their reunion in May 2013, WIZARD disbanded at 2013/5/6. SIN then play for LOKA as a support guitarist and finally welcomed as permanent member officially at 8/1/2013.

MUSIC

01/EnFLAME/SINGLE MIX ALBUM

CRISS x CROSS
1.EVERYBODY ROCK N’ROLL
2.CLUB ROCK SHIT
3.YELLOW CHERRY
4.OBLIVION HEART
5.JIVE
6.LEFT OF ME
7.SLICK
8.NAKED TO MY SOUL
9.FIGHT NIGHT
10.MAKE IT THROUGH
Bonus Track
11.ALIVE(Acoustic ver.)
12.DON’T EVER LEAVE ME OUT(Piano ver.)

Single : FROM YESTERDAY, 2013.06.09 RELEASE
Single: ALIVE Acoustic Version, 2013.05.03 RELEASE
Single: Don’t ever leave me out (Piano Remix), 2013.05.03 RELEASE

LOKA First Album

EnFLAME
2012.11.07 RELEASE
1. SLICK
2. CLUB ROCK SHIT
3. JIVE
4. YELLOW CHERRY
5. PYTHON
6. LEFT OF ME
7. OBLIVION HEART
8. FIGHT NIGHT
9. ALIVE

Single: Make it Through, 2012.03.11 RELEASE

LOKA DEBUT EP

01 -zero one-
2012.08.08 RELEASE
1. The World is Yours
2. Everybody Rock’N Roll
3. Naked to my soul
4. Hey God
5. Don’t ever leave me out

CONTACT

Official website:
www.loka-official.com
Booking, press requests (Europe)/promotion: Râmen Events / HIGHFeeL Europe:
ramenevents@yahoo.fr
www.ramen-events.com