Courtesy of Tainted Reality:

Live in concert: Versailles!!!

A-Kon® will host the North American debut of the sensational new Visual Kei band Versailles on Friday May 30th in Dallas at the Adams Mark.

The convention will also host question and answer panels with the band followed by autograph sessions during the weekend of the convention. Versailles is presented by Tainted Reality.

(Read on for all the details!)

About Versailles:
Versailles is the Victorian heavy metal super group comprised of
guitarist TERU (ex. Aikaryu), bassist Jasmine You (ex. JAKURA, Hizaki Grace Project), drummer YUKI (ex. Sugar Trip), guitarist Hizaki (ex. Sulfuric Acid, Hizaki Grace Project), and vocalist KAMIJO (ex. Lareine). They are the brightest shining stars in the indies Visual Kei scene in Japan. Formedin 2007 under the concept of "the Absolute Youshikibi (beauty of form) sound and extremes of aestheticism", the band performed their first lives to sold out crowds, and their first mini-album broke the top 3 on the Oricon indies charts. Citing inspiration from heavy metal legends such as Dream Theater and Metallica, Versailles compositions consists of neck breaking, thrash inducing anthems to serene, poetic, sentimental ballads. A band that truly demands to be experienced, Versailles is set to revolutionize Visual Kei, and rock its very foundations.

Tainted Reality is the premiere source of Japanese rock (J-Rock) entertainment in the United States. Tainted Reality hosts their own internet radio network dedicated to Japanese musical programming and produces radio shows such as Tainted Reality & The Tainted Reality Talkshow. Tainted Reality often conducts interviews with some of the biggest musical artists of Japan like Yoshiki of X Japan, Die of Dir en grey, Miyavi and Plastic Tree. They also manage and organize tours for prominent J-Rock bands such as BLOOD, and Candy Spooky Theater, as well as producing media such as the Darkest Labyrinth Vol.1 DVD and the Darkest Labyrinth CD. For more information visit


A-Kon® is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North America. Celebrating it’s 19th year in 2008, A-Kon® hosts anime fans and guests, and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming, to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging, and educational, entertainment to the anime community.

A-Kon® 19
May 30-June 1, 2007
Adams Mark Hotel
Dallas, Texas