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May 04 2017

VAMPS – UNDERWORLD (Review)

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VAMPS doesn’t mess around. Their fourth album UNDERWORLD cuts the frills and packs a punch. While their previous album Bloodsuckers was a game of lure and seduction, pushing and pulling with alternating fast and slow songs, UNDERWORLD snatches its victims from the get-go with its tightly-packed energy. “What do you think is real?/What do you …

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Nov 28 2016

VAMPS Live at El Rey 2016 (Photo Gallery)

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VAMPS El Rey Theatre, November 7, 2016 Photos by Emi Nguyen Supplemental Photo Gallery Click here for more photos and live report

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Nov 14 2016

VAMPS shine bright like a diamond in L.A. (El Rey 2016 Live Report)

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VAMPS El Rey Theatre, November 7, 2016 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen VAMPS is a band full of surprises. When photos of HYDE as Harley Quinn and K.A.Z as the Joker came out from their Halloween party, it took the Japanese pop and rock community by storm. I couldn’t believe I …

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Nov 09 2015

VAMPS and APOCALYPTICA to release collaborative single SIN IN JUSTICE

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Formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), Japanese rock band VAMPS will be touring the UK with Finnish heavy cellists Apocalyptica in November; VAMPS, one of Japan’s most successful and visually arresting acts, were last in the UK for two bill-topping shows at the O2 in London, part of the Hyper Japan …

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Oct 15 2015

VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2015)

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VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen October 15, 2015 VAMPS, led by HYDE (L’arc-en-ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are music veterans who have rightfully enjoyed much success at home in Japan. With success, there is a natural tendency to want more. Seeing other Asian musicians taking the opportunity to tour outside of their home country, HYDE …

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Oct 11 2015

VAMPS – The Roxy Theater 2015 (Live Report)

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VAMPS The Roxy Theater, October 5, 2015 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen (http://www.emiphotograph.com) “How bad do you want us!?” HYDE yelled to the crowd. They were thirsty, judging by the never-ending screams that lasted throughout the entire show at L.A.’s famed Roxy Theater. VAMPS’ opening stint for SIXX:A.M earlier in spring …

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May 08 2015

VAMPS Rocks New York Fans on Final Stop of U.S. Tour

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VAMPS finished the sole headlining show of their 2015 American tour on May 1st by delivering an extra-long concert for their Bloodsucker fans at New York’s Best Buy Theater, located in the heart of Times Square. VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), started their 12-city, month-long American tour …

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Apr 19 2015

VAMPS drink deep in L.A. – VAMPS at Club Nokia 2015

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VAMPS Live at Club Nokia, April 11, 2015 Live report by Nhu Nguyen Back in February, VAMPS invited Sixx:A.M. to join their two day rock festival at Nippon Budoukan, giving the American band their Japanese debut. On day two, it was announced VAMPS would be a support act for Sixx:A.M.’s first U.S. headlining tour on …

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