The fine folks over at Coallier Entertainment asked the PiercingMetal command center to share this little bit of coolness with you all so please dig into this official statement. I am sure that you will find it interesting.
The 80’s rock group TAKASHI announces a return after 30 years …TAKASHI, formed in 1981 will reunite in 2011 to release classic, remastered and new material.
In 1983 Mongol Horde Records released TAKASHI, ALIEN, THOR and VIRGIN STEELE. TAKASHI’s Kamikaze Killers release received great press from such noted magazines such as Kerrang, Hit Parader and more. TAKASHI supported dates for Metallica on the Kill’em All Tour, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Joe Perry and more. All the members of TAKASHI have remained active in the music business.
Today, frontman Danny Stanton is president of Coallier Entertainment in NYC which handles, and or works with artists such as Twisted Sister, Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach, Steve Augeri, and many more…Danny is also owner of Diamond Drop Recording Studio’s and Evolution Sound Stage in New York. Craig Cory (then, Khoury) still writes and records while rocking the Las Vegas music scene with his band and company CK Productions. Bob “Space” Simonson has worked with Public Enemy, Terminator X, Advanced Idea Mechanixx and continues to produce and record. Tom Cangemi owns a production company for artist development in Colorado and continues to produce, write and engineer. Some of Tommy’s credits include Mandy Moore, Willa Ford, LFO, as well as Jingles and commercials for Budwiser, 20th Century Fox, Gap, the TV series Charmed and more.
TAKASHI had two drummers in the 80’s. Chuck Khoury, a founding member who was on the Kamikaze Killers release in 1983 and Mike Harr. Chuck Khoury owns the Special FX company Explosive Personality in Las Vegas which does production on the Phantom of The Opera, Criss Angel’s show and many more. Mike Harr, who toured in the later years with TAKASHI owns Pure Ink Ltd. in NYC and has done a numerous amount of session work for artists worldwide. Both drummers are scheduled to participate on the new release with Mike Harr doing the majority of the recording and any live performing at this time.
When asked why now after 30 years, the response was all the same, “Why not? We have the material, we all stayed in touch and it will be fun. Plus we all still look good after all this time…”
The video above comes from the bands historic vintage when they were doing a co-headlining tour with Metallica. I would venture to guess this is around the early part of the eighties. We’ll be watching for the shows and re-released music for possible review on the PiercingMetal pages so stay tuned.