Hiroaki Kato

Name: Hiroaki Kato

Instrument: 6 & 12 String Guitars, Bouzouki

From: Chiba, Japan

Birth date: October 21

Blood type: B

Gibson “Vegas Standard”
Gibson “RD Standard”
Yamaha “Pacifica 12Strings”
Takamine “Koa Acoustic Guitar”
Pickboy “Classic Celluloid 1.00mm”
Rotosound “R10 Roto Yellows Regular”
Planet Waves “NS Capo”
Mesa/Boogie “Mark IV”
Mesa/Boogie “2X12 Horizontal Speaker Cabinet”
Soldano “4X12 Speaker Cabinet”
K’z Worx “EC Fifty”
Leqtique “Maestro Antique Revised”
Mad Professor “Fire Red Fuzz”
Bixonic “Expandra”
TC Electronic “G-Major 2”
G-LAB “GSC 3 Guitar System Controller”
Lindy Fralin pickups
Fishman “AURA Spectrum DI”
Line 6 “Relay G50 wireless system”
Mogami Cables

Influences: Rush, Metallica, Peter Gabriel, Iron Maiden, Van der Graaf Generator, Pink Floyd, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Väsen, Steeleye Span, The Pentangle, Dead Can Dance, Killing Joke, Paradise Lost, Carcass, Mercyful Fate, Faith No More, Galactic Cowboys, Sinéad O’Connor, Alan Silvestri

Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, Sherlock Holmes, 007 series, Inception, Cloud Atlas, Shawshank Redemption, Mr. Holland’s Opus, What Dreams May Come, The Hangover, Ted, Ghostbusters

Favorite EARLY CROSS song: Hymn to the Fallen