VAMPS’ career-spanning overseas debut album “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL” is now ready!!
VAMPS, Japan’s most daring rock duo formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) have recently celebrated charting in at 3rd place in the Oricon Weekly Charts with their most recent single “AHEAD/REPLAY”.
“SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL” is VAMPS’ overseas debut album. HYDE commented, “This album isn’t just a compilation of our previous releases. We’ve newly recorded some of the instrumental parts, re-recorded the vocals for each track with entirely English lyrics, and we’ve also redone the mixing. It’ll be our first overseas album which shows us at our absolute best, as well as serving as our “best of” album in Japan”.
The album is released not only in the countries that they just finished playing as part of their European tour, but also in other areas which are soon to be announced as their next destination. Their European tour in Spain, France, Germany and the U.K., held in partnership with LIVE NATION, known for producing worldwide tours for stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna and U2.
The album was released on Sept 30th in the U.K, Oct 15th in The U.S.A, and Sept 25th in Japan (releases is following in other countries). The track list consists of 13 tracks – “DEVIL SIDE”, “REDRUM”, “REVOLUTION II”, “THE PAST”, “VAMPIRE DEPRESSION”, “SWEET DREAMS”, “Life On Mars?”, “HUNTING II”, “LOVE ADDICT”, “ANGEL TRIP”, “MEMORIES”, “MY FIRST LAST” and “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL”.
They just came back from Europe tour with great applause includes 5k review from Kerrang! magazine in UK. And now they are ready to rock in US.
8. SWEET DREAMS
9. Life On Mars?
10. VAMPIRE DEPRESSION
11. MY FIRST LAST
12. HUNTING Ⅱ
13. SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL
＜『SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL』 Tracklist＞
1. DEVIL SIDE
3. REVOLUTION Ⅱ
4. THE PAST
5. LOVE ADDICT
6. ANGEL TRIP
VAMPS Debut Album 「SEX BLOOD ROCK N‘ ROLL」 is available at the followings:
VAMPS were formed in 2008 by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust). In their dazzling 5 year-long career they have played more than 250 lives both within Japan and abroad. Their unprecedented and varied tour style shows that they’re a rock band like no other – playing “take over” lives, which sees them play consecutive lives at the nationwide ZEPP venues, as well as playing arena venues, outdoor venues such as at Laguna Beach, and annually hosting Halloween live events.
Their enthusiastic activities are limited not only within Japan but take them overseas, having toured North and South America, Europe and Asia. In South America, their album “BEAST” charted in at 4th place – the first time a Japanese artist has achieved such success. The live footage from this live “VAMPS LIVE 2010 WORLD TOUR CHILE” attracted great attention and charted in at first place in the Japanese music DVD sales charts.
VAMPS announced their move to Universal Music/Delicious Deli Records in 2013, with their eyes set not only on Japan but overseas. The DVD “VAMPS LIVE 2012”, marked their first release since their move, featuring footage from the final performance of their 49-gig tour in 2012. Released on April 24th, the DVD charted in at first place in the Oricon Weekly Blu-ray charts (3rd in the music DVD charts, 7th overall). Following this success, the release of their double A-side single “AHEAD/REPLAY” on July 3rd charted in at 3rd place on the Oricon Weekly Single Charts.
And “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL” is debut #2 on the Oricon Weekly Album Charts.