Ryuichi “Dragon” Nishida was born in Kobe, Japan, and started play drums at the age of 15. He entered the progressive rock band NOVELA at the age of 18, debuting the bands 4th major album with King Records, titled “Sanctuary”. Then in 1987, Ryuichi formed the progressive rock band VIENNA, and later gained a reputation in 1989 with the hard rock band ACTION.
Ryuichi started drumming for the rock band “Ra:IN” of PATA(X-JAPAN) in 2014, followed by providing drum support for the rock band “PUNISH” of SHARA (EARTHSHAKER) in 2017, and the rock band “LOUDNESS” in 2018.
Ryuichi also works as an independent drummer for studio and live projects.