Gacharic Spin was formed in 2009 by high school friends bassist F Chopper KOGA (ex. THE PINK☆PANDA) and drummer Hana. F Chopper KOGA began recruiting members through her personal blog, and guitarist EITA and vocalist Armmy were selected to join the band. Choosing their band name from the unique combination of their clattering (“gacha-gacha”) personalities and high-energy performance style, On June 10th, 2009, they opened their official website and started their activities as Gacharic Spin.
In October 2009, the band started their very first Higashi-Meihan tour “Across the now!” At the end of the tour, they held their one-man finale concert at Astro Hall in Harajuku. In November of the same year, guitarist EITA withdrew the band after their live at LIVE GATE TOKYO event in Ebisu, and guitarist TOMO-ZO (ex. EU PHORIA) passed the audition to join Gacharic Spin. TOMO-ZO began performances with the band in December 2009 at Thunder Snake Atsugi in Tokyo. In March 2010, they released their first single Lock On!! accompanied by their nationwide tour.
In July 2010, Gacharic Spin made their Japanese television debut, performing on NHK’s program MUSIC JAPAN, followed by the release of popular music instructional videos by F Chopper Koga, Hana, and TOMO-ZO. In March 2011, the band was invited to perform in America at Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas.
Gacharic Spin’s song “LosT AngeL” was chosen as the theme song of the film Black Angel, and they released their one-year anniversary live DVD Gacharic Spin 1st Anniversary LIVE – Shogeki! Shogeki? Show Geki – Kanzen Ban in April 2011. In May 2011, the band released their first album VIRGIN-A on major-label Universal Music. In October 2011, Gacharic Spin performed their second overseas live at DONGDUCHEON ROCK FESTIVAL 2011 (Soyo Rock Festival) in Dongducheon, South Korea.
At the end of 2011, F Chopper KOGA, TOMO-ZO, and HANA performed as motion capture models for characters in Sony’s PSP game “Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA Extend”, and the band hosted their first experimental music variety show “Gacharic Spin Music Detective Q” on the Music AIR channel. F Chopper KOGA, TOMO-ZO, and Hana coached AKB48 for instrumental performances in their 2012 single “GIVE ME FIVE!”. TOMO-ZO also performed a one-day-only substitution for AKB48 member Takahashi Minami.
In March 2012, Gacharic Spin announced the departure of vocalist Armmy, and invited several guest vocalists to perform at their “Gachapinchi” tour, with drummer Hana and supporting keyboard player Oreo Reona (ex. EU PHORIA) performing many songs as lead vocalists. At the close of the tour, Oreo Reona became an official member of Gacharic Spin.
In May 2012, Gacharic Spin toured Europe and attended the Japan Festival in Nîmes, France. In June 2012, they released the single Nudierhythm, which contained the songs “Black Survival” and “Monchroid”, which were selected as the theme songs for the film sequels Black Angels 2 and Black Angels 3.
In December 2012, the members of Gacharic Spin joined Light Bringer’s vocalist Fuki to form the special unit DOLL$BOXX, and released the album Dolls Apartment through King Records.
Gacharic Spin’s second album Delicious was released in March 2013, followed by a live DVD release Delicious Live DVD in October 2013. That same year, the comedy-horror movie Dead Banging (Metaruka) was released, starring all members of Gacharic Spin and directed by Black Angels director Eiji Uchida.
In January 2014, Gacharic Spin contributed to the Disney Rocks!! Girl’s Power! CD compilation, performing the song “Beauty and the Beast.” Their fifth single Boku Dake no Cinderella was released in March 2014. In April 2014, they performed a live concert in America at Tekko 2014 and released their second full album Winner.
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Gacharic Spin Live & Lesson (2011)
TOMO-ZO’s instructional DVD [Let’s play together! Rock Guitar for the beginner] (2010)
HANA’s Instructional DVD [Absolutely easy to hit! Twin Pedal for the Beginner] (2010)
F Chopper KOGA’s Instructional DVD [Absolutely easy to play! Slap Bass for the Beginner] (2010)