Tag Archive: VAMPS

May 04 2017


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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 10 2017

VAMPS premiere Calling MV, announce spring tour dates


Japanese rock band VAMPS — featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) — have revealed the music video for their new single “Calling” exclusively on Loudwire. Filmed in an old, abandoned building in Downtown Los Angeles with award-winning director Nick Peterson (Five Finger Death Punch “Wrong Side Of Heaven”), the video portrays the polarized sides …

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Nov 28 2016

VAMPS Live at El Rey 2016 (Photo Gallery)


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)


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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Oct 22 2016

VAMPS’ Halloween Party 2016 is all the madness you can handle


VAMPS opened their annual Halloween Party festival event at Kobe’s World Memorial Hall on October 22. Hyde and Kaz’s eye-opening Harley Quinn and Joker cosplay added extra flavor to the already impressive lineup, which included MONGOL800, BREAKERZ, and members of MUCC, Sid, BULL ZEICHEN 88, and Kanon Wakeshima joining together to create this year’s version …

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Sep 22 2016

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


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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Jul 01 2016

VAMPS releases MTV Unplugged concert


VAMPS released their MTV Unplugged concert on CD and DVD/Blu-Ray earlier this week on June 29. The MTV Unplugged: VAMPS performance features an orchestra of 12 musicians, live piano, percussion, string quartet and a female choir creating an exotic orchestral arrangement with a taste of VAMPS’ original rock sound. HYDE and K.A.Z. designed the setting …

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Dec 10 2015

VAMPS’ HYDE rocks the cover of Rolling Stone Japan


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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Dec 03 2015

VAMPS’ Live Bloodsuckers 2015 DVD packs a lot of extras


VAMPS will release their live performance DVD from the BLOODSUCKERS 2015 tour next week, filmed at the Japan tour final on May 31, 2015 at Saitama Super Arena. The limited box edition is packed with extras including a T-shirt, a muffler towel, a rucksack, and a tour photo book.

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Nov 09 2015

VAMPS and APOCALYPTICA to release collaborative single SIN IN JUSTICE


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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