The Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon 2017 in Washington, DC, August 11-13 will feature gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku.
Known for their gothic lolita style and unique blend of heavy metal, classical, and techno, the group has more recently begun performing overseas; this will be their first visit to Otakon.
“We wanted another strong female vocalist in the mix. There’s so much energy in their performance and a ton of drama and style.” said Jim Vowles, Department Head of Music Projects.
Yousei Teikoku joins previously announced T.M.Revolution, FLOW, and JAM Project.
Yousei Teikoku was founded on the idea that humanity’s dwindling belief in fairies must be reversed in order to bring back the purity in people’s hearts. It was in year 1997 at Nagoya where the princess of the Fairy Empire, Yui (vocals) first grouped with Takaha Tachibana (guitar) and named themselves “Yousei Teikoku Dai San Gakutai.” Yousei Teikoku is the shortened name. They then scouted three members in Midgard, Nanami (bass), Shiren (guitar), and Gight (drums). The band merges heavy and aggressive rock music with metal, classical and techno. They have performed songs for many anime series and games, including Future Diary, Magical Pokan, Innocent Venus, Kurokami: The Animation, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Mai-HiME, Valiant Knights and Tokyo ESP.