海外でのライブ、数々のロックフェスティバルへの出演や海外アーティストと共演した経験を持ち、主にヘヴィ・ラウドミュージックリスナーから支持されているバンド。 ハードコア/メタルコア要素を軸にキャッチーかつユニークなメロディーを織り交ぜた『クリスタル節』は聞くものを魅了する。ストレートな歌詞は心を驚握みにし、思わず拳を挙げてしまうだろう。またエナジー/パッションに満ち溢れた爆発力のあるライブパフォーマンスは明らかに群を抜いており、共演してきた海外アーティストをも唸らせている。

2002年東京にて結成。2006年7月に1stアルバム「Dimension」を発売。2007年11月全世界同時に行われたウェブ投票「ERNIE BALL Battle of the Bands」にて獲得票数が1位となりRockstar Taste of Chaos in Japan 2007へオープニングアクトとして出演し話題となる。また翌2008年にも同フェスティバルへ出演。2010年11月、2ndアルバム「Into The Great Beyond」を発売するも、その後メンバーチェンジを経験することとなる。

2012年7月、新ヴォーカリストとしてRYOの加入を発表。新体制となり初の海外ミックス/マスタリング作業を経て、9月に発売された1stシングル「The Fire Inside / Overcome」はバンド史上最もクオリティの高い作品に仕上がり、その楽曲は各方面で話題を呼んだ。2013年になるとライブ活動に焦点を当て、ジャンル関係なく様々なアーティストとステージをシェアして活動の幅を広げた。2014年3月REDLINE Beginning Tour 2014、4月MONSTER ENERGY OUTBURN TOUR 2014へ出演した。同年8月に「CUBES」EPを全国流通でリリース。 「CUBES」の爆発的なロングヒットにより、瞬く間に知名度をあげていく。11月にはKNOTFEST JAPAN 2014へ出演し、2万人ものオーディエンスに対してエンターテイメント溢れるパフォーマンスで魅了する。さらに勢いを加速し、12月にはスプリットアルバム「REDLINE RIOT!!」をリリースし全国ツアーを敢行。各地軒並みSOLD OUTを打ち出す。

2015年3月OUTBURN TOUR2015ではFACTと共にHEADLINERとして全国ツアーを行った。その後、SUMMER SONIC 2015へ初出演。10月に3rd Album「THE SIGN」をリリース。本作品から海外レーベルArtery Recordings (USA)、JPU Records (UK/EU)、Halfcut Records/Shock Records (AUS)、Dope Records (KOREA)とも契約。OZZFEST JAPAN 2015へ出演。その後THE SIGN TOURの東名阪公演へオーストラリアからIN HEARTS WAKEをゲストに招聘し、THE SIGN TOUR最終日恵比寿LIQUIDROOM公演をSOLD OUTさせた。年末にはMERRY ROCK PARADE 2015、COUNTDOWN JAPAN 15/16へ初出演しオーディエンスを魅了した。

2016年2月から異種格闘技をコンセプトとした2MANツアーCHAMPIONSHIP TOUR 2016を開催。ツアーファイナルは赤坂BLITZにて行った。ツアー直後からNEWアルバムの制作に突入。VIVA LA ROCK 2016へ、SATANIC CARNIVAL 16、ROCK IN JAPAN 2016、SUMMER SONIC 2016などのフェスにも出演を果たした。9月にはSHADOWSの初全国ツアーへ全公演帯同。KNOTFEST JAPAN 2016へ出演。その後バンド史上初のMV撮影をアメリカNew Yorkにて行った。11月、台湾のHEART TOWN FESTIVALへ2年連続出演。11月30日、満を持して4枚目のアルバム「True North」発売。同時にアメリカのバンド「Good Charlotte」マッデン兄弟が運営するマネジメント会社MDDNと日本人アーティスト初のマネジメント契約を果たした。海外レーベルに関しては、前回の「The Sign」に続きArtery Recordings (USA)、JPU Records (UK/EU)、また韓国に関してはJaco Records (KOREA)からリリースされた。「True North」はオリコンインディーズウィークリーチャート #1を記録。ウィークリーチャートでは #39。また、iTunes METAL ALBUMチャート #6 (USA)、billboard TOP NEW ARTIST #35 (USA)、HARDCHARTS #47 (USA)となった。年末にはCOUNTDOWN JAPAN 16/17へ2年連続出演。

“私たちはTrue Northを聴いた時、非常に感銘を受けました。そしてMDDNはCrystal Lakeの物語の一部になることに興奮しています”
— Joel Madden (MDDN / Manager / Good Charlotte)

“私は彼らのプレイを観るためだけにアメリカから日本へ5,000マイル飛びました。何故なら彼らは素晴らしいからです”
— Shan Dan (Artery Recordings President)

そして今年結成15周年
1月からAlpha & Omega Tourを対バン形式にて行い、2月からはバンド史上初の全国ワンマンツアーTrue North Oneman Tourを行った。ツアーファイナルの渋谷TSUTAYA O-EASTはSOLD OUT。3月からTrue North Asia Tourを行なった。そして現在、Championship Tour 2017を行なっている。また、初のヨーロッパヘッドラインツアーとなる、True North Europe Tour 2017の開催も発表した。10月11日にはNEW SINGLE + DVD "APOLLO"の発売も決定。

CRYSTAL LAKE結成15周年記念イベントとして10/21(土) 新木場 STUDIO COASTにて "TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL" を開催する。



FORMATION - 2002
Crystal Lake started out in the summer of 2002, heavily influenced by mid-90’s hardcore, they prepared to make their impact on the Tokyo hardcore scene. Late 2002 saw the search for a new singer, but by January 2003 they had settled with current line up and were one again ready to go. 2003 saw a busy year, with two tours, including South Korea, and three releases. The demo “Freewill” was released in February in time for the show in Korea which they were invited to by Gmc Records. A second demo “One Word Changes Everything” came out in July, and a self released 4 track EP, also entitled “Freewill” was released in September, 1000copies were made and sold. September 2003 also saw Crystal Lake play 5 shows with Day Of Contempt (AUS). In 2005 the band released a split CD with Risen (USA) & Unboy and also toured in Malaysia.

DIMENSION - 2006
Crystal Lake performed at “Independence-D” (Most famous indie music festival in Japan) on February 2006. The 1st full length album “Dimension” was released on 5th July 2006! it is released by Imperium Recordings. Since the release of the album, they have done the “Dimension Tour”, which was recieved well by kids from all over Japan who love to go wild to Crystal Lake savage technical breed of hardcore. Crystal Lake performed at “Metal Presentation 2007” with I Killed The Prom Queen (AUS) and Chthonic (TAIWAN) on February , “Hatebreed Japan Tour 2007” on March and “Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2007 in Japan” on November.

DAYLIGHT - 2008
Crystal Lake / Cleave split CD was released on 24th May 2008. Crystal Lake performed at “Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2008 in Japan” on November. January 2009 also saw Crystal Lake play 5 shows with Parkway Drive (AUS) and Shai Hulud (USA).

INTO THE GREAT BEYOND - 2010
The brand new album “Into The Great Beyond” out November 3, 2010. On Jun 2011, originally vocalist Kentaro leaves the band.

LINEUP CHANGE. THE FIRE INSIDE / OVERCOME - 2012
On Mar, originally drummer Yusuke leaves the band. They announced new vocalist Ryo on July. “Today, we are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Crystal Lake Family, please give a warm welcome the new vocalist Ryo.”. Next day they announced support drummer Gaku. They released new single “The Fire Inside / Overcome” on Sep 5. Mixed and Mastered by Brian Hood at 456 Recordings. January 2013 also saw Crystal Lake toured with As Blood Runs Black (USA) and Confession (AUS). On May, 2013 they toured with The Ghost Inside. After that they shared the stage with Emmure and they toured across Japan on the Sumerian Tour 2013 with Born of Osiris, Upon A Burning Body and Her Name In Blood. 2013 was big year for them. They supported tours for coldrain, Crossfaith, and SiM etc.

CUBES - 2014
On Feb 9, 2014 they played on the Scream Out Fest 2014 with The Devil Wears Prada, Periphery, The Word Alive at Studio Coast Tokyo. On Mar, they toured on the Redline BEGINNING TOUR 2014 with My First Story and NOISEMAKER. 2014 On Apr 12, 2014 they played on the Monster Energy Outburn Tour 2014 with coldrain, Crossfaith, and Miss May I at Sapporo. On Aug 6, they released new EP called ”Cubes” through Cube Records. Cubes debuted at #5 on the Oricon (Japanese music chart) indie weekly album chart, #27 on the Orican daily album chart, #45 on the Orican weekly album chart. On Sep 1-9, they played on the Crossfaith - Across The Future Tour with Crossfaith, We Came As Romans, and While She Sleeps. On Oct 25, they started “Cubes Tour 2014”. On Nov 15, they appeared on the Knotfest Japan 2014 day 1. Nov 29, they played on the FACT - Rock-O-Rama. On Dec 7, they released 4way split album “Redline Riot!!” with NOISEMAKER, Survive Said The Prophet, and wrong city. On Dec 14, Cubes Tour 2014 Tour Final (Sold Out show). They played on the MADOllie 2014 winter.

THE SIGN - 2015
On Mar 2-23, they played on the Monster Energy Outburn Tour 2015 with FACT. On August, they appeared at Summer Sonic 2015. On Oct 7, they released new album called ”The Sign” through Cube Records. Also, they signed with overseas labels: Artery Recordings (USA), JPU Records (UK/EU), Halfcut Records/Shock Records (AUS), Dope Records (KOREA). The Sign debuted at #36 on the Oricon weekly album chart. On Nov, they played at the Ozzfest Japan 2015. They invited their Japan tour with In Hearts Wake (AUS) on Dec. After that, they performed at the COUNTDOWN JAPAN 15/16.

TRUE NORTH - 2016
On Feb, they started new tour Championship Tour 2016. On May, they were enter the studio for next album. They performed many summer festivals this year: Viva La Rock 2016, Satanic Carnial '16, Rock In Japan 2016, Summer Sonic 2016, Dead Pop Festival 2016, and Knotfest Japan 2016. After that, they made new album "True North". through Cube Records. And they announced some information. "Our new album ‘True North’ is now available for preorder through Artery Recordings in North America! We would like to also introduce our new management team Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) and Bobby Littrell at MDDN in North America! #truenorth" They joined to MDDN family.

“We were really impressed when we heard True North, and everyone at MDDN is excited and proud to be a part of the Crystal Lake and their story.”
— Joel Madden (MDDN / Manager / Good Charlotte)

“I flew 5000 miles just to see this band play, because they are THAT good.”
— Shan Dan (Artery Recordings President)

Also, they re-signed with overseas labels: Artery Recordings (USA), JPU Records (UK/EU), and signed with Jaco Records (KOREA). True North debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly Indie chart and #39 on the weekly album chart. Also, #6 on the iTunes Metal Chart (USA), #35 on the billboard TOP NEW ARTIST (USA)、#47 on the HARDCHARTS (USA). After that, they performed at the COUNTDOWN JAPAN 16/17.

PRESENT - APOLLO - 15TH ANNIVERSARY
On Jan, they started "Alpha & Omega Tour" with guest bands. After that they started their release tour "True North One-Man Tour". Tour final show at TSUTAYA O-EAST Tokyo, it was sold out. On Mar, they started "True North Asia Tour 2017". It's touring in Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. They announced new single + DVD called Apollo. It's coming on Oct 11.

THEY ORGANIZE VERY FIRST THEIR FESTIVAL ON SAT OCT 21 AT STUDIO COAST TOKYO. "TRUE NORTH FESTIVAL"