VM5 were started in 2016 by ASAKO (bass guitar and vocals), SHAK (guitar and vocals), MAKOJET (guitar and vocals) and KIMURA (drums and vocals). Their music is experimental featuring a new sound that mixed dance music with a punk rock / rock‘n’roll crossover. The four members are the lead vocals in turn with completely different styles. It is said that they came from "Another world similar to this world" due to the distortion of spacetime.
VM5 played their first show at the Sense of Wonder Land party held in Shibuya, Tokyo, with not only rock bands but also comedians and DJs on the bill. It inspired VM5: two years later, they held their own party with various kinds of artists.
Late in 2016, they shared stage with rock DJ Kensho ONUKI at the NUGGETS Party. A part of the show was broadcasted in the radio program Kenrocks Nite Ver. 2 on InterFM 897.
The band made their first TV appearance on VIEW TV in Vietnam, during their first Asia tour in 2017. They got to play in Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia, looking for something new they had never done before. Those shows were recorded, later released as the album LIVE EXPLOSION FROM MARS.
In 2018, in collaboration with Digital Hollywood University, young creators shot VM5’s music video of Rock Me All Night. Then the band held the party DANCE 2 DA MUZIK and shared stage with DJs, burlesque dancers, drag queens, comedians, and painters.
And this year, as the band is working on a new album, they won the rock contest JAPAN EXPO ROCKs and will play at Japan Expo on the Karasu stage. Don’t miss their showcase and come meet them at signings too!
- 2017: LIVE EXPLOSION FROM MARS
- 2018: LIVE EXPLOSION FROM VENUS