|Maximum the Ryo|
|Birth name||Ryo Kawakita (川北 亮?)|
|Also known as||Maximum the Ryo|
|Born||December 13, 1978|
|Genres||Nu metal, hardcore punk|
|Years active||1999 - present|
|Associated acts||Maximum the Hormone|
|Gibson Les Paul
PRS Tremonti Signature
Randall Warhead Dimebag Signature Amplifier
Ryo Kawakita (川北 亮? Kawakita Ryō, born December 13, 1978), also known as Maximum the Ryo (マキシマムザ亮君 Makishimamu Za Ryō-kun), is the guitarist, songwriter and singer of Japanese metal band Maximum the Hormone.
Ryo had played guitar since his years in junior high school. He was recruited into the band Maximum the Hormone by his sister Nao Kawakita after the departure of Key. His guitar playing is heavy and influenced by metal, punk, and hard rock bands.
Ryo made a guest appearance with Wagdug Futuristic Unity on "Systematic People", a track from Wagdug's Hakai album. "Systematic People" was also used as the opening theme for the anime series Kurozuka (novel).
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