Tag Archive: Hyde

Nov 01 2017

YOSHIKI brings Blade Runner chic to VAMPS Halloween Party 2017

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X Japan leader YOSHIKI reunited with VAMPS frontman Hyde on the final day of Halloween Party 2017 for a powerful collaboration performance. YOSHIKI flew directly from France to make the October 29th concert at Makuhari Messe after completing an exhausting promotional tour of Europe for the award-winning documentary film We Are X. YOSHIKI and Hyde …

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Oct 10 2017

VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2017)

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VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen October 10, 2017 VAMPS is one of the hardest working groups in the music industry. They love what they do and they love their fans, so they tour like crazy. (Not sure where they get all their energy from, but maybe it’s from all the blood-sucking). Just minutes before rocking …

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Oct 07 2017

VAMPS takes LA to the Underworld at The Roxy (Live Report)

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VAMPS The Roxy, September 26, 2017 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Emi Nguyen After being fortunate enough to have seen VAMPS live several times, their headlining show on September 26 at the Roxy was easily one of the more unique shows they’ve performed -– if you’re going on a musical journey to the …

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May 04 2017

VAMPS – UNDERWORLD (Review)

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VAMPS UNDERWORLD Review by Nhu Nguyen 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 …

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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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