Masayuki Suzuki (drummer)

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Masayuki Suzuki
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Background information
Also known as Ampan
Born (1972-09-26) September 26, 1972 (age 43)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Heavy metal, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Loudness, Galatea, RDX, Ubigun, Hard Gear, Negarobo
Notable instruments

Masayuki Suzuki (鈴木政行 Suzuki Masayuki?), nicknamed "Ampan", (born September 26, 1972 in Osaka, Japan) has been the drummer for the heavy metal band Loudness since 2009, a year after the death of their original drummer, Munetaka Higuchi.[1]

Suzuki's first recording with Loudness was the song "I Wonder" on the album The Everlasting, released in May 2009. The rest of the drum tracks on the album were recorded as demos by Higuchi before his death.

Suzuki first played live with Loudness in May 2009, followed by an appearance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany in 2010, and a short tour of Europe. His American debut was in May and June 2011, for the band's 30th anniversary tour. Suzuki's first full album with Loudness was King of Pain.[2]

He also appears (with Loudness) on the soundtrack for the anime OVA Mazinkaizer SKL.

Before Loudness, Suzuki was in the bands Galatea, Negarobo, RDX, Ubigun and Hard Gear.[3]