Japanese gothic heavy metal band Yousei Teikoku’s latest album Shadow Corps[e] has finally been released to overseas fans via iTunes USA. The band released their previous 2 albums Pax Vesania and Gothic Lolita Agitator on iTunes last year to support their appearance at Lantis Anisong World Tour in Las Vegas.
Yousei Teikoku, whose name means “Fairy Empire” in Japanese, has contributed 15 songs for anime series and video game soundtracks including Future Diary, Magical Pokan, Innocent Venus, Kurokami: The Animation, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Mai-HiME, Valiant Knights and Tokyo ESP.
Yousei Teikoku on iTunes
Yousei Teikoku will return to America for a special one-night performance at A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas, during the 3-day Japanese anime and culture event June 3-5, 2016. Yousei Teikoku’s loyal subjects will also have a rare chance to meet frontwoman/vocalist Empress Yui in person for autographs and a Q&A session. Pre-registration is now open at A-Kon’s website: http://www.a-kon.com
Yousei Teikoku appears at A-Kon 27 by arrangement with EN Entertainment.
“SHADOW CORPS[e] represents an exciting new step for a band that’s always on the move. From the deliciously horrifying ‘Shirogane Bara Kitan’ to the dramatic instrumental stylings of ‘ancient moonlit battleground’, SHADOW CORPS[e] is a masterclass in how to create a unique sound without alienating long-time listeners.” – JaME
“SHADOW CORPS[e] is undeniably epic, starting from the monster riffs in opening tracks ‘D Chronicle’ and ‘Yami-iro Corsage’ (from the upcoming game Valiant Knights) driving through the to the relentless force of the title track ‘Shadow Corps’.” – JRock247
“…there is no denying the power of the music… listeners with an ear for metal will find a great album in SHADOW CORPS[e].” – Femme Metal Webzine