Dani is the drummer of Chthonic and the endorser of TAMA drums in Japan. He won the Best Musician Award for the 2nd Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) and nominated as Best Musician for the 4th GIMA. Dani was also praised as the best artist at the OzzFest by the "New York Times" music critic in 2007 and got invited to perform in several world-famous music festivals, including Wacken Open Air, OzzFest, Loud Park, Download Festival, Fuji Rock, and SUMMER SONIC Music Festival. Furthermore, Dani and Chthonic got voted as the eighth-best drummer and the second-best band by Terrorizer, the biggest rock music magazine in British. Additionally, Chthonic was featured as the best heavy metal band by MetalHammer, and awarded as No.19 best heavy metal band by the Burrn!, the leading Japanese rock magazine. Dani keeps excelling himself as a better drummer and musician to this day.