fade: Jon Underdown Returns without GACKT for Latest EP
7 December, 2011 Leave a comment
Jon Under-who? Underdown; the topless Caucasian vocalist that camped up venues across Europe with GACKT and Yellow Fried Chickenz earlier this year. Yep, that’s the one. Well, he’s back, fully clothed – as far as we’re aware – and is providing vocals for fade, whose latest EP is ready to drop across Europe and the UK from Friday 23 December thanks to Gan Shin Records.
Entitled Kings of Dawn, the seven-track release exclusively includes ‘face (unplugged version)’, which has never previously been released, and also includes the band’s cover of Bon Jovi’s classic ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ (whoo-ooa!).
fade began life in New York City in 1991 when American national rui formed it with his lowercase-abusing buddies kansei and noriyuki. By 1994 the trio had shifted to Tokyo where it found its guitarist, and seven years later completed its line-up with Jon Underdown on vocals. Since then they’ve shared stages with the likes of Limp Bizkit, Nine Inch Nails and Megadeth, and featured on the song ‘One Reason‘ from the opening of the anime Deadman Wonderland.
The European edition of the EP will be available for download from 23 December from Amazon.co.uk – we’ll supply links to other sources when they become available.