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(2008 – present)

Vamps is the name of more than one artist
1) J-rock
2) techpara/eurobeat artist

1) VAMPS is a Japanese unit by Hyde (lead vocalist of L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (guitarist of Oblivion Dust, hide with Spread Beaver and Spin Aqua). HYDE and K.A.Z have been working together since HYDE’s third solo album FAITH, which was released in 2006. In early spring 2008, they announced the name-change for HYDE’s solo project - and officially formed a band. One of the reasons being to give more credit to K.A.Z for his work. Thus VAMPS was born.

2008 » VAMPS released their first single LOVE ADDICT in July, featuring a B-side track TIME GOES BY. The band took major risks with the single, for the song is written entirely in English - they were worried it may not do well in Japan because it is not written in Japanese. However, despite all doubts and concerns, the single debuted at #2 on the Oricon charts. Not long after, they launched a nationwide, 3-month, Zepp exclusive tour with no less than 46 shows.

2009 » Following the completion of the first tour, a DVD of the concerts was released in February. Their second single I GOTTA KICK START NOW, released in March, features a cover version of Trouble. They’re aiming even higher with their third single EVANESCENT, due to release on May 13th, as this single will feature their cover of Life on Mars?. Another tour is planned for the following summer, and in addition to the usual Zepp livehouse shows, they’re also playing concerts around the U.S.A.

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  • compulsive-

    VAMPS NO BRASIL! EU TO SURTANDO!!!

    16 Jul 10:16pm Reply
  • fikomon

    Nos veremos de nuevo <3

    14 Jul 7:15pm Reply
  • shallamar13

    Finally got to see them live <3 they were great. Gained some new fans along the way. I hope I can see them again

    24 Apr 4:19am Reply
  • jusO6

    LIPS turns me on. [2]

    14 Apr 6:01pm Reply
  • NijiNeon

    you know when they first came out I was like meh, not my favorite but now I like them sometimes music has to grow on me. Now at my age I'm giving people more chances I use to be so against certain gene of music and people that did not fit in my taste or life style. Now after a break up and turning 34 I'm learning to open up now and give people chances I wouldn't normally do in the past. I think as you age your grow up more and are not so hateful and your more at peace with your self. And with that I'm starting to open up more and not to be so quiet.=)

    29 Mar 2:26am Reply
  • irenedlrt

    El grupo valenciano de los 80's fue primero y mola mil veces más que sus homónimos. http://www.nacionalpop.com/vamps.html

    1 Mar 7:47pm Reply
  • KaoruTakarai88

    LIPS turns me on.

    12 Jan 12:13pm Reply
  • Cleverek

    See absolutely nothing lackluster about it. All the single tracks except for REPLAY & VAMPIRE'S LOVE are meh but other than that - brilliant album. Better than VAMPS, that's for sure - maybe even best out of 3.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Pretsy

    'Bloodsuckers'? More like 'Lackluster'! :(

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sbirkoff

    Vote for new picture please :) http://www.last.fm/music/Vamps/+images/101766287

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cardcaptorstace

    VAMPIRE'S LOVE <3

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • doorknobkender

    New album to be released soon, featuring new tracks. I'm not sure about the art for the cover, but still. New album!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Cleverek

    GET AWAY is ok, but nothing special either (great PV, tho). Maybe if the chorus was little less pop-ish ... Anyway, new song, VAMPIRE'S LOVE, was announced as a theme track for Japanese version of Dracula ZERO movie and Hyde revealed it's a ballad. For that I sure can't wait <3

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • mpxx24

    Get Away !

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • KonataYumiko

    Hope to see them again next year :)

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Cleverek

    As long as they make songs like REPLAY, Vampire Depression etc. I'm fine, but I really can't stand them going for anything like The Jolly Roger :/ . It's sounds like rip-off of rip-off of rip-off of half of their discography and I mean the bad half.

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Ynessa

    "The Jolly Roger" is such an amazing song!!! Love it! :D http://www.kerrang.com/18768/stream-brand-new-vamps-jpn-single-jolly-roger/

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    awesome :D

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • YourGetawayCar

    Their NY show rocked!

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ripanpan

    Next month they're going to my country, Indonesia! Can't wait for it. ^^

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
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