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Jun 17 2018

HYDE to release first single in 12 years

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HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel / VAMPS) will resume his solo activities with the release of his 8th single entitled “WHO’S GONNA SAVE US” on June 20, 2018. The song is about how one must make their own way when confronting times of strife, but without anyone extending a helping hand. The single also comes with the 2nd …

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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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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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Apr 05 2017

JRock247’s Best J-Rock Album Covers 2016

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Check out JRock247′s best J-Rock album/single jackets for 2016, chosen by JRock247 contributors David Cirone, Jen Wang, and Nhu Nguyen. Click here to view the full list, including Gackt, Onmyouza, exist†trace, L’arc-en-Ciel, BAND-MAID, Kaya, and many more!

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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Sep 22 2016

VAMPS headlines North American tour in November and unleashes new music video

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VAMPS continues their world conquest by announcing an American headlining tour for November and dropping a double single that has the Japanese Rock juggernauts collaborating with Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate/Rammstein). In the midst of all this, they are also prepping for their next full length album.

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Dec 10 2015

VAMPS’ HYDE rocks the cover of Rolling Stone Japan

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VAMPS and L’arc-en-Ciel frontman HYDE has landed the cover of Rolling Stone Japan’s January 2016 issue, on stands now. http://www.rollingstonejapan.com/magazines/detail/24920 VAMPS Live 2015 Bloodsuckers was released on Dec 9th and reached #1 on Oricon’s Daily DVD Chart and Daily Music DVD chart. The band will perform on MTV Unplugged on January 19 in connection with …

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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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Sep 17 2015

L’Arc-en-Ciel’s LIVE 2015 L’ArCASINO to screen in New York

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Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company dedicated to introducing Japanese artists of various genres to international theaters, will present the screening of L’Arc-en-Ciel’s very first live concert in 2015, “LIVE 2015 L’ArCASINO” (Day 2) to Anthology Film Archives, New York, on October 18th, 2015. The two-day concert to take place on September 21st and 22nd, …

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