Tag Archive: vamps

Dec 28

[live report] Dead End – Tour 2009 “Metamorphosis"

Article by Sarah Dworken Up on the hill near Yoyogi Park in Tokyo there is an accursed land filled with the ghosts of Jrock past. Many rock stars have lived out their prime there and many are now buried in the dusty analogues of history, only remembered by their loyal fans and the now grown-up …

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Sep 10

[live report] JACK IN THE BOX 2009 SUMMER

My feet are bleeding. My forehead is dripping with sweat. My ears are buzzing. My right palm may have permanent fingernail marks in it. The human body is simply not conditioned for this kind of physical strain. But oh, sweet reader, after you find out where I was for nine straight hours, you will realize …

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Jul 17

VAMPS Press Conference Otakon 2009

What’s the difference between a press conference and a fan panel?  The fan panel is fun. Otakon provided a cozy space at the Hilton, attached via skywalk to the Baltimore convention center, for the VAMPS press conference. There was an unprepared atmosphere amongst the press there.  Top it off with some truly wacky translating on …

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Jun 19

[Interview] Ken Lloyd of Fake?: The Art of Losing Borders

Ken Lloyd, frontman of Oblivion Dust and Fake (typeset Fake?), is a man of dualities. He is British and Japanese, commercial and experimental musically, and outsider and insider to different aspects of Japanese culture. Just two hours before his alt-rock outfit Fake made their U.S. debut at Anime Next, Lloyd sat down with purple SKY …

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Apr 17

[video] VAMPS: Evanescent

The new video for Evanescent by VAMPS has leaked all over youtube.  And this is good, because the song is the best from VAMPS yet. It’s a rock ballad, but has all those goodies (lovely falsettos and angsty drawn out notes) you miss from Hyde when he falls into his hard rock persona. We don’t …

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