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Formed in the summer of 2004, Otenki was formed by Enoma Asowata, Fausto Padilla, German Alexander and Josh Tenorio. From the very beginning Otenki was determined to stand out amongst their peers. "We did everything we could to reach people. We played acoustically at bigger shows, we passed out flyers, wedding crashed, and held parties to help create our community. We didn't just want fairweather fans. We wanted friends who wanted to make our dream part of their dream." states vocalist German Alexander. It is this connection that helped them play the 2005, 2006, and 2009 Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour(sharing a stage with Deftones, The Used, Killswitch Engage, My Chemical Romance, Thrice) as well as play the 2005 and 2009 Vans Warped Tour.
Otenki worked with record producer Paul Leavitt(All Time Low, Versa Emerge, Mercy Mercedes, Conditions, Circa Survive, Senses Fail) for their current effort "Making Sense of Static". The album has garnered attention from Alternative Press Magazine, Purevolume.com, Thedailychorus.com, ROCK ONE (French Music and Pop Culture Magazine) and the premier music site Absolutepunk.net.
After experiencing some line up changes keyboardist Colton Majors and drummer Crew Ginn helped solidify the line up in 2009; their skill and passion were exactly the ideal qualities the original members were seeking.
The band is currently in pre production for their next album. James Paul Wisner (Paramore, underOATH, The Academy Is, There For Tomorrow) has been selected to helm this project. The new record will feature soaring vocal melodies, pulsating beats, ripping guitars while maintaining the band's love for pop sensibility. This effort will also pay homage to those who matter most; the fans. "With every record we're trying to push ourselves as artists and challenge our fans," says Padilla, "They are our driving force behind what we do. Without them we couldn't have accomplished what we have. We all agree that they are our energy."