Zigzo (stylized as ZIGZO) is a Japanese rock supergroup that originally started activities in 1999 and disbanded in 2002. Each member came from a prominent band and they became very popular in the indies scene. They disbanded after their last show on March 16, 2002, reportedly due to musical differences.
Tetsu formed Nil, The JuneJulyAugust and started his own record label, Ryo and Den formed the bands Pt. and Test-No., and Sakura joined Sons of All Pussys, Creature Creature, Rayflower and became guitarist for Lion Heads. In May 2011, Ryo, Den and Sakura teamed up again, this time to reform By-Sex. After a surprise performance on November 20, 2011, Zigzo officially restarted activities the following year on March 17.
On November 20, 2011, Sakura held a birthday concert at Shibuya O-West where each member performed with their current bands. However, together they performed a surprise set as Zigzo and announced that they will officially restart activities at a concert on March 17, 2012 at Akasaka Blitz titled The 2nd Scene Zigzo. At the show they released an album that was recorded "live" at a rehearsal on June 6, 2011. On October 10, 2012, they released their third studio album The Battle of Love.
The band's greatest hits album Got "S" and Dis-Star -Best of Zigzo-, released prior to their breakup, was re-released on Blu-spec CD2 on September 18, 2013, with a DVD of the music videos for all eight of their singles. Zigzo released their first mini album True Impulse on July 17, and three days later allowed fans to watch them rehearse at a special event at Tower Records in Shibuya. They also participated in the HIV/AIDS benefit concert Hope and Live ~ HIV/AIDS Support and Treatment Benefit Concert 2013, which was held on August 26-28 at Club Citta.
Zigzo will release the album Forever Young in celebration of their fifteenth anniversary. Set to drop on July 1, 2014, it includes a re-recording of their 1999 single "Himawari".
Tetsu Takano (高野哲) - vocals, guitar (ex-Malice Mizer, ex-Mega8Ball,→Nil, The JuneJulyAugust),
Ryoji "Ryo" Okamoto (岡本竜治) - guitar (ex-By-Sexual,→Pt.,→Test-No., By-Sex),
Hiroyuki "Den" Onishi (大西啓之) - bass (ex-By-Sexual,ex-Sister's No Future,→Pt.,→Test-No., By-Sex),
Yasunori "Sakura" Sakurazawa (櫻澤泰徳) - drums, leader (ex-L'Arc-en-Ciel,→Sons of All Pussys, Lion Heads, Creature Creature, Rayflower, By-Sex)