The band was formed in Ibaraki, Japan in 1997. The original member line-up was Tatsurou on vocals, Miya on guitar, Hiro onbassand Satochi on
drums.The name MUCC comes from a character of a Japanese kids' show. The band has gotten someattentionoverseas as well and has played on
bothEuropean and North American tours. In their home country of Japan, theyhave notablyplayed at the Nippon Budokan, which is arguably the
mostsignificant live arena in all of Japan. MUCC has a hardrock soundssimilar to a lot of the other Japanese visual rock bands, although their musical
stylehas also taken influence fromavant-garde,punk, grunge and pop.