Shinya (musician)

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Shinya at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Dec 23, 2011.jpg
Background information
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 40)
Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, record producer
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Dir En Grey, La:Sadie's, SERAPH

Shinya (born February 24, 1978 in Osaka) is a Japanese musician, best known as the drummer of the metal band Dir En Grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was previously a member of La:Sadie's. Along with Kaoru, Shinya is one of the two members that do not use a stage name. Shinya has composed a handful of songs for Dir En Grey, his compositions alternating between melodic ("Hotarubi", "Fukai") and upbeat tunes ("Raison Detre", "Umbrella").



Shinya was born on February 24, 1978 in Hirakata, Osaka. In 1995 he helped form and joined La:Sadie's. La:Sadie's disbanded in 1997. Later that year, he joined Dir en grey. In 1999, Dir en grey made their major debut. He has been with the band since its inception.


CD Albums that have influenced his music:


With Dir En Grey, Shinya has used Ludwig, Yamaha and Pearl drums in that order. He has used Istanbul Agop Alchemy cymbals until the mid 2000s when he switched to Sabian cymbals. Pearl also developed his signature model drumsticks.[4] Shinya has also designed his own signature series drumstick with Pearl. The sticks are made of hickory and painted in white.


  1. ^ a b "無人島 ~俺の10枚~ 【DIR EN GREY編】". HMV. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Toshiya&Shinya 2010, p. 62.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Toshiya&Shinya 2010, p. 63.
  4. ^ "Pearl Japan's Webpage on Shinya's Equipment" (in Japanese). Pearl Drums. Retrieved December 22, 2011.


  • DIR EN GREY BASS & DRUMS BOOK feat. Toshiya & Shinya. Shinko Music. 2010-03-10. ISBN 978-4401633999.

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