Fueled By Ramen has announced the signing of acclaimed Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK. The landmark deal will see ONE OK ROCK releasing their as-yet-untitled new album at the top of 2017. The group’s approaching English language album will be heralded by lead single “Taking Off,” which is set to debut Sept. 16.
Mike Easterlin, President of Fueled By Ramen, commented on the signing, “I’m proud to welcome ONE OK ROCK to the Fueled By Ramen family. Their monumental rise in Japan has been thrilling to watch, and we look forward to launching the next chapter of their career here in the U.S. and around the globe.”
One of Japan’s revered rock bands, ONE OK ROCK comprises vocalist Taka, guitarist Toru, drummer Tomoya and bassist Ryota. Together they have released seven albums in Japan, the last four of which have all debuted Top 5, including their latest album 35xxxv, which debuted at No. 1. ONE OK ROCK released the U.S. Deluxe Edition of 35xxxv last year, marking the group’s first U.S. release and first album to feature all English language vocals. 35xxxv was highlighted by the hit single “Mighty Long Fall”—the official music video for which has received upwards of 32 million views on the band’s official YouTube channel.
Known for their live shows, ONE OK ROCK recently performed two performances at Nagisaen in Shizuoka, Japan, which saw the band play to 110,000 fans over the course of two days. No strangers to the road, the band has toured extensively in the U.S. alongside acts such as All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, Issues and most recently 5 Seconds of Summer. Additionally, ONE OK ROCK have made numerous main stage appearances at various rock festivals in Europe, South America, Australia and the U.S., including the Vans Warped Tour.
See More: PHOTOS: Warped Tour 2016
For more information, visit ONEOKROCK.com.