Munetaka Higuchi plays drums in veteran Japanese metallers Loudness.
Munetaka was born the eldest son of the Higuchi family in Nara-Shi on December 24, 1958. Munetaka Higuchi began playing drums in high school. During this time he was involved in many different bands. Even though he had only been playing for about 3 years, his talent blossomed and Higuchi was sought after by many local bands. It was an encounter with guitarist Akira Takasaki that lead Munetaka to join the group "Lazy". Munetaka Higuchi quit his other groups to give his full focus to "Lazy" which then lead to an industry debut.
The charismatic Takasaki and Higuchi split off and formed the band "Loudness". Munetaka's drumming style is an individual thing which is full of feeling and groove. It has been called the Higuchi Drumming and Loud Drumming by the people of Japan. He is the rock drummer representing Japan whose style is respected by drummers of all levels.
Higuchi's first solo CD "Rock Shoes" was released on October 27, 2004.