Japanese hard-rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will return to America to perform at Japanese anime and culture event Tekkoshocon in Pittsburgh, PA.
Famous for her “Death Voice,” melodic vocals, and high-fashion lolita style, singer Maiko and her band-mates made their USA debut at Sakura-Con 2010 as the opening act for HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. Since then, DAZZLE VISION has toured in Japan with American rock band Evanescence, released two more albums, and Maiko’s voice has been added to Japanese voice databank UTAU software as the character “Maiko Hakaine”.
DAZZLE VISION will perform a live concert, fan Q&A, and autograph sessions during the four-day event, April 4-7, 2013, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Event and registration information can be found at http://www.tekkoshocon.com.
DAZZLE VISION appears at Tekkoshocon by arrangement with RESONANCE Media and HUMAN NOISE Records.
Official website: http://dazzlevision.net
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DAZZLE VISION PROFILE
Popular in the Japanese indies scene for their hard rock sound and Maiko’s alternating melodic/death-voice vocals, Dazzle Vision was formed in June 2003.
Dazzle Vision released their first album “Origin of Dazzle” in November of 2006. Their second album “Camellia Japonica” was released in April 2007, followed by an 11-city tour of Japan. After selling out of the first presses of “Origin of Dazzle” and “Camellia Japonica,” their 3rd album “Crystal Children” hit #1 on HMV’s pre-sale chart and #2 on Tower Records pre-sale chart prior to its official release in November 2008.
In April 2010, Dazzle Vision performed live for 4,000 American fans at Sakura-Con 2010.
Dazzle Vision’s 4th album, “to the next” placed 2nd place on HMV Indies Chart, and 26th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. In 2011, their 5th album “Kirari” achieved 1st place on HMV Indies Chart, 9th place on Tower Record Indies Chart, and 16th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. The same year, Dazzle Vision became the first screamo band to perform an in-store live at Shibuya’s Tower Records. In June 2011, Dazzle Vision was a featured interview in Japan’s famous music magazine BURRN!
In February 2012, DAZZLE VISION was chosen as the opening act for American rock band Evanescence in Tokyo and Nagoya. Dazzle Vision’s new album “Shocking Loud Voice” was released May 4, 2012.
Tekkoshocon is a gathering for fans of anime, tokusatsu, Japanese music, video games, and other Japanese popular media, as well as pop culture. It is held in the United States at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.