Must be willing to work as Crystal Lake’s vocalist, regardless of gender, age, or nationality.
Must be able to make time to participate in the audition screening dates designated in advance.
Must be able to submit each stage’s respective tasks within their respective deadlines.
Must be able to consent to the filming of their audition and uploading of the resulting footage to YouTube.
Must be willing to respond to e-mail and/or phone corresponding to the announcement of each phase’s results.
* We will contact those who pass each screening by e-mail, but it is mandatory to reply to the confirmation e-mail.
If we do not hear from you by the reply deadline specified in the notification email, we will treat your application as unsuccessful and send you a withdrawal email.
The audition screening will be uploaded on YouTube. Applicants and members will be filmed during various points in the audition process.
Auditions will be evaluated by Crystal Lake members (YD, Gaku, Mitsuru, TJ) and Team Staff. (Only the results of the evaluation by members will be announced, and the evaluation process itself will not be disclosed.)
More details regarding the business contract (including visa if necessary) with the band will be discussed during the audition process.
All expenses incurred in connection with the audition participation will be borne by the applicant. (Transportation expenses, recording expenses, etc.) Please note that Crystal Lake will bear the cost of facility expenses such as the studio used for the face-to-face parts of the audition.
At the final stage of the screening process, if it turns out that no one person meets Crystal Lake’s requirements for a vocalist, it will be announced that no one was selected.
In order to proceed with the auditions, it is necessary to set aside time in your schedule and show up at the designated place during the following times:
November 2, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00-19:00 JST
November 14, 2022 (Monday) 9:00-24:00 JST
November 15, 2022 (Tuesday) 0:00-24:00 JST
November 16, 2022 (Wednesday) 00:00-12:00 JST
December 1, 2022 (Thursday) 10:00-22:00 JST
December 3, 2022 (Saturday) 19:00-20:00:JST
Ability to treat band members, staff, family and friends with respect and dignity. Be prepared to properly communicate with all relevant parties.
Ability to express yourself and sing without being bound by the existing conceptual limits of Crystal Lake, and grow as an individual through the music.
Ability to write your own lyrics and vocal lines/patterns.
Ability to sing Crystal Lake’s existing catalogue.
Being able to commit to participating in Crystal Lake as a main member, and being able to go on long-term domestic and international tours to perform live shows.
Be able to communicate in Japanese. (At least around a JLPT N3 level)
Ability to attend studio rehearsals, meetings, and promotional activities in Japan. (Must be able to either live in Japan or come to Japan frequently for these matters)
Nearly 20 years have passed since Crystal Lake was formed.
No matter how much time passes, we enjoy the music we love, are excited, endure challenges, and continue to be a band because we are close-knit friends and partners who play music together.
I don't think there is a single person who wouldn’t be hesitant to jump into new challenges and unfamiliar waters.
However, if we take those steps forward into new horizons, that courage and willingness to brave the unknown will surely become something invaluable.
The bright flame burning within, changes ourselves and also influences the people around us.
No one knows what the future holds for this band.
But I can tell you one thing:
WE will be the ones who carve our way in this world.
Let’s create the unseen future, all of us together.
It's been a year since I joined Crystal Lake. Being in the band, I feel like I'm starting a second life, having all these new goals and experiences waiting for me.
I am filled with excitement when I think about the world outside Japan and the scenery yet to be had.
Through the audition, I am looking forward to meeting vocalists with whom I can share all these various experiences and emotions.
Joining Crystal Lake was a turning point in my life. Since being in the band, I realized the foolishness of deciding my own limits and instead realized my own potential for the first time.
Crystal Lake is something I now take great pride in.
I'm looking forward to meeting a wonderful vocalist who I can move through life and grow together with.
It was 10 years ago that I entered Crystal Lake. I was 18 at the time. It was a big challenge for both myself and the band, but I vividly remember everyone's big smiles when we got together in the studio for the first time.
If you have confidence in your abilities, please let me hear your voice.
I will listen carefully, and I'm excited to see everyone who applies for this audition.