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Chiba-Ken

Chiba-Ken is an American hard rock band founded in 2003 by New York natives George William, Jason D'Amelio, Joshua Jaffe and Elias Tannous. One year after founding the band they released their first Demo CD called The Distance From Here. They played the New York circuit for another year until they released the 7 song EP "Faces Of The Moment" in September of 2005. The EP sold in the U.S, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Japan getting the attention of indie record label Gotham Records. The label signed Chiba-Ken in 2006 after they played CBGB’s making them one of the last bands ...read more

Chiba-Ken is an American hard rock band founded in 2003 by New York natives George William, Jason D'Amelio, Joshua Jaffe and Elias Tannous. One year after founding the band they released their first Demo CD called The Distance From Here. They played the New York circuit for another year until they released the 7 song EP "Faces Of The Moment" in September of 2005. The EP sold in the U.S, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Japan getting the attention of indie record label Gotham Records. The label signed Chiba-Ken in 2006 after they played CBGB’s making them one of the last bands to be signed out of the legendary club before they closed. Guitarist Dan Casper came on as a second guitarist and the band wrote and recorded their first album "Are We Innocent?", which was released by Gotham Records on October 3rd, 2006. The album was distributed in more than five countries selling 7,000 copies. Shortly after the release Chiba-Ken made an appearance on Fearless Music where they performed their song Faster Tonight from their album. Chiba-Ken toured the mid west and East Coast for an entire year after the release. In 2007 Dan Casper left the band for personal reasons. Chiba-Ken played as a four piece for a year until they found guitarist Julian Ken who joined the band in 2008. Julian Ken was born in Kazakhstan and lived in Israel before moving to the U.S. Julian's first concert with Chiba-Ken was at the Blossom Music Center in Ohio on June 12, 2008 as opener for Iron Maiden at their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour. In November the band began to work on their second full-length album called "Hard to Be Human". In the same month the band won a contest for Famecast and was featured in SPIN Magazine of February 2009. Chiba-Ken split with Gotham Records before recording and independently releasing Hard to be Human on April 9, 2009. The album was produced by Chiba-Ken and Mike Watts who also produced As Tall as Lions, Hopesfall and The Scenic. Engineering was done by Rich Liegey, who played in the groups Wheatus and The Smashup. Chiba-Ken moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Shortly after moving to LA the band became one of the best newcomer bands at the Sunset Strip. The legendary Whisky A Go-Go voted them band of the month and they were featured in the LA Weekly. Chiba-Ken played at the Playboy Mansion for their Super Bowl party in 2010. Shortly after Chiba-Ken officially disbanded. Lead singer George William, drummer, Jason D’Amelio and guitarist Julian Ken formed the metal band Save Our Souls. Guitarist Elias Tannous is currently playing guitar in LA rock band Krash Karma. « hide

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LPs
Hard to Be Human
2009

4.5
1 Votes
Hard to Be Human
2009

4.5
1 Votes
Are We Innocent?
2006

3.5
1 Votes
EPs
Faces of the Moment
2005

3.5
1 Votes

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