Shinichi Ubukata is a highly regarded guitarist and songwriter in Japan. He began his career in 1998 as guitarist for the band Ellegarden. They released five albums in Japan as well as several EPs and maxi singles. Ellengard also shared stages with groups like Sum 41 and Foo Fighters. When Ellegarden went on hiatus in 2008, he formed his own group, Nothing’s Carved In Stone. He has released eight studio albums with this band. Shinichi created Nothing’s Carved in Stone as his solo project. Their debut album Parallel Lives was released on May 6, 2009, debuting at No. 11 on the Japanese Oricon weekly album charts.