9GOATS BLACK OUT was an alternative rock band formed in Niigata, Japan on December 24, 2007 and based in Tokyo. The lineup was ryo (vocals), utA (guitar), and hati (bass). They were also supported by drummer takumi. Support musician akaya provided keyboards and programming (considered "manipulate" by the band) until his departure in 2012 due to health issues. Their original support drummer was aki, who was replaced by 篤人 (Atsuto) in 2010.