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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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Jul 20 2015

VAMPS to perform 2 shows in California this October

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Japanese rock band VAMPS will perform two hard-rocking shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco this October. VAMPS recently joined Sixx:A.M. on the “Modern Vintage” tour in April 2015 for 12 U.S. concerts in conjunction with the release of the international version of BLOODSUCKERS. 10/5 Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles) Tickets: $30 (advance) http://www.theroxy.com 10/7 Slim’s …

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Mar 23 2015

VAMPS Interview (Mar 2015)

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VAMPS Interview by Nhu Nguyen March 23, 2015 VAMPS are a busy group in Japan and their busy schedule is bringing them stateside! The men are gearing up to support their international release of BLOODSUCKERS with the Sixx:AM tour and two Florida rock festivals in April, and a New York headlining show on May 1st …

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