Fade was a 5-piece Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1991. To date, Fade has released 5 mini-albums, 2 full-length studio albums, and 2 singles. Fade is currently signed with record label Universal Music Japan. On April 9th, 2014, fade announced an indefinite hiatus, in effect after the completion of their June tour.

The band was founded by drummer and songwriter Rui Watanabe and guitarist Kansei Miyaji, both of whom attended the same Japanese secondary school in New York City, New York. In 1994 bassist Noriyuki Hashimoto joined the group and in 1998 a second guitarist, Shingo Terasawa, (alias 5°, pronounced Godo) came on board. In 1999 the band relocated to Tokyo, Japan and in 2001, Jon Underdown, who at the time was an exchange student hailing from Seattle, Washington, joined the band solidifying the lineup. The following year, 2002, the group officially decided on the band name “Fade”. Rui and Jon were born and raised in North America (New York and Washington respectively) while Kansei and Noriyuki spent extensive time in New York (USA). Godo is the sole member to be born and raised in Japan.

Influences and Musical Style
Fade's sound is heavily influenced by American hard rock bands, 1980's rock in particular, and they often refer to themselves as the "California Roll of Rock" as well as "Blue eyed Samurai x Black eyed Cowboys". Incorporating multicultural duality with twin guitars, Fade strives to bridge the gap between the 'east' and the 'west' through their music.

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