Influential in the 80’s as the voice of Japanese metal, Masaki has returned to his once-avocationally-only interest; the bass-guitar. Originally, from Hokkaido Japan, he has resided in New York since the early 90’s. It was not until a reassessment of his role in metal music in the new millennium that he met Aya and subsequently contributed to FiRESiGN’s reformation. Although, the subject of much conjecture and criticism, his decision has ultimately aided his development as a musician; allowing him the freedom to experiment creatively.