RAMPANT plays to record attendance at Tekkoshocon 2011
April 6, 2011 - Osaka-based hard-rock band RAMPANT performed a record-setting concert at Tekkoshocon IX on April 2, making their American live debut in front of over 900 fans at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
Led by vocalist Hiroko, RAMPANT performed songs from their two latest albums, "Blossom" and "Choice of Life," plus their still-unrecorded live-show staple "New Born." The band had not planned for an encore, but was brought back on stage by the excited crowd to perform a reprise of their latest single "NAKED."
RAMPANT signed autographs for a solid hour after the show, giving handshakes and hugs to Tekkoshocon attendees. Fans also contributed $300 at the RAMPANT table for Japan Relief efforts.
Still Growing Flower
Thirsty Cause Cry
Eat Your Heart
If I Ain't Got You
Shiroi Hana (White Flower)
Female-fronted Japanese hard-rock group RAMPANT was formed in Osaka, Japan in November, 2005. In 2007, they released their mini-album "CHAIN," playing live shows across Japan with the likes of SURVIVE and METAL SAFARI. Their first full album "CHOICE OF LIFE" was released in September, 2008, followed by their 2010 album "BLOSSOM," featuring the single "Naked". RAMPANT recently performed a series of live shows with Japanese bands Guardian Hacker, Dazzle Vision, and exist†trace.
Members: Vocals - Hiroko // Lead Guitar - Atsushi // Rhythm Guitar - Tomoya // Bass - Kei // Drums - KA+U
RAMPANT's performance at Tekkoshocon 2011 was their first USA appearance.
RAMPANT appeared by arrangement with JapanFiles and Loopline.
RAMPANT official website: http://www.rampant.co.jp
RAMPANT on JapanFiles: http://www.japanfiles.com/rampant
RAMPANT - "Naked" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BR-pFbl7Ss
RAMPANT - "New Born (live)" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX9BehyknM4
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