|Years active 1989 - Present|
Name Craig Schweizer
|Genres Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Associated acts Maziora The Band, Ninezero, Kick Star Babies & Raiden|
Birth name Craig Andrew Schweizer
Occupation(s) Vocalist, Songwriter
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Ninezero (born Craig Andrew Schweizer, 18 October) is an Australian rock/metal singer, songwriter and musician. He is influenced by heavy metal and hard rock to create a new kind of sound, referred to as power cacophony metal. Born in Sydney, Australia. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.
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- Maziora The Band 2010
- Solo 2007
- Raiden 2003 2007
- Maziora The Band
- Guest appearances
- GuitarFreaks and DrumMania
- Other entertainment work
Ninezero started his singing career singing in his high school choir and in classic musicals, such as The King and I, Oklahoma! and Kiss Me, Kate at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. He moved on to singing in rock and heavy metal bands after graduating from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Maziora The Band (2010-)
Ninezero joined forces with some of Japan's most famous musicians to form Maziora The Band. The line-up is Ninezero-Vocals, Kentaro-Guitar (Gargoyle), Yoshito Onda-Bass (Zamza, ex.Judy and Mary, Presence) and Himawari-Drums (Dustar-3, ex.Sex Machineguns).
His solo career as Ninezero, adopting his own name as the band's name, began with 2008's album The Beginning. This album was followed up with Ninezero's first debut CD Sanity released in 2009. Ninezero also sang the official theme song for WeROCK City, "Rock City" from The Beginning CD.
Ninezero was originally in a band called Raiden. Raiden broke into the Japananse market with 2006's first album Sound of Thunder. Several songs from the CD are used as background music in music interviews for WeROCK City.
Maziora The Band
GuitarFreaks and DrumMania
Ninezero is also the singer of Konami's GuitarFreaks and DrumMania series. He first appeared in the GuitarFreaks and DrumMania series with his original song, Inside-Out, in GuitarFreaks V4 and DrumMania V4 in 2007. He also performed on two more tracks which were included in this series; Black Night - Deep Purple and Rock And Roll All Nite - Kiss. He performed Inside-Out and Fire in the Dark at The Gitado Live Bemani 10th Memorial event in 2007 with an attendance of over 2000 people at Zepp Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. This performance was released on The Gitado Live Bemami 10th Anniversary Live DVD. Inside-Out, Black Night and Rock And Roll All Nite were released on the GuitarFreaks V4 and DrumMania V4 Rock X Rock CD by Konami in 2007. He released his second original song, Far Beyond Blackened in GuitarFreaks V5 and DrumMania V5 Rock To Infinity in 2008. This was followed by the inclusion of Far Beyond Blackened in GuitarFreaks V5 and DrumMania V5 Original Soundtracks CD in 2008.