Japanese dark rock outfit VAMPS,featuring Hyde (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will release a new studio album Bloodsuckers via Spinefarm Records on March 24, 2015.
This 13 track release-produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean-is the follow-up to Sex Blood Rock N’ Roll, released in 2013.
Songs on Bloodsuckers include “World’s End,” a UK single in 2014, and used in the Sony campaign for the Xperia UK mobile), “Get Away,” “Replay,” “The Jolly Roger,” and “Vampire’s Love,” which is not just a Top 3 single in Japan but also the song selected to launch Hollywood blockbuster, Dracula Untold, in that market.
Bloodsuckers Track Listing:
04. World’s End
07. Vampire’s Love
09. Get Away
In addition, “Replay” was the theme song of Dark Labyrinth, one in a series of a world-famous smartphone apps from Dark Summoner; the app has been downloaded over six million times. “The Jolly Roger” features in the TV commercial for Nissan’s X-Trail SUV. It’s no surprise then that the album has already been a Top 5 success in Japan.
Most recently, they completed a run of dates in Japan (33 shows to 65,000 people), climaxing with a worldwide webcast of their Zepp Tokyo show on January 25.
Next, on February 18 + 19, VAMPS will be hosting and headlining their own festival, VAMPARK FEST, set to take place at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo; the bill will be completed by special guests Sixx:A.M., plus Buckcherry, Gerard Way and Nothing More.
Apr 08: The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 10: The Joint – Las Vegas, NV (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 11: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA (w/SIXX:A.M.
Apr 13: Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 14: Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 16: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 17: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 19: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 20: The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 21: Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 25: Ft. Rock Festival – Ft. Myers, FL
Apr 26: Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
Apr 28: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (w/SIXX:A.M.)
Apr 29: The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD (w/SIXX:A.M.)
May 01: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (Headline Show)
May 15-16-17: Rock On The Range @Columbus, OH