Pata

Heavy metal, Composer

1965 –

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Who is Pata?

Tomoaki Ishizuka, known exclusively by his stage name Pata, is a Japanese musician. He is best known as rhythm guitarist for the popular heavy metal group X Japan. He joined the band in 1987, stayed with them until their dissolution in 1997 and rejoined when the band started a comeback in 2007.

A year after their breakup, he formed the short-lived duo P.A.F. with singer NoB and created the band Dope HEADz with X Japan bassist Heath and former Spread Beaver percussionist/programmer I.N.A. in 2000. Right after they ceased activity, Pata formed the instrumental band Ra:IN in 2002, which still tours extensively to this day.

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Born
Nov 4, 1965
Chiba
Also known as
  • 石塚智昭
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • PATA
  • Ishizuka Tomoaki
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Lived in
  • Chiba Prefecture

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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