VAMPS reveal the track list, cover art and U.S., European and Japanese release dates for their ‘Best Of’ album “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL”!! The duo’s career-spanning debut album for the worldwide market depicts their successful history!!
“AHEAD/REPLAY”, the brand new single by rock unit VAMPS formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), charted in at number 3 on the Oricon weekly singles chart (July 8th).
VAMPS have recently announced the dates for their upcoming European tour held in partnership with LIVE NATION, known for producing worldwide tours for major artists such as Lady Gaga, Madonna and U2. The tour to be held this autumn/fall will see VAMPS play in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. Alongside these exciting plans, the much-anticipated details of their ‘best of’ album, “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL”, have also been unveiled. Due for release on September 23rd in the U.K., 24th in the U.S. and finally the 25th in Japan (subsequent releases also planned for other countries), the album will feature 13 tracks – “DEVIL SIDE”, “REDRUM”, “REVOLUTION (REMIX planned)”, “THE PAST”, “VAMPIRE DEPRESSION”, “SWEET DREAMS”, “Life on Mars?”, “HUNTING (REMIX planned)”, “LOVE ADDICT”, “ANGEL TRIP”, “MEMORIES”, “MY FIRST LAST”and “SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL”.
HYDE commented, “This album isn’t just a compilation of our previous releases. We’ve newly recorded some of the instrumental parts, re-recorded the vocals for each track with entirely English lyricsand we’ve also redone the mixing. It’ll be our first worldwide album which shows us at our absolute best, as well as serving as our “best of” album in Japan.”
The cover art resembles a flag embellished with a skull, one of the most symbolic images of VAMPS. The imagery is representative of VAMPS flying their flag high as they set off on their overseas conquests.
The album will be available in 3 different versions – a standard edition and two limited editions, A and B. The CD will be in the highest quality SHM-CD format, reflecting their pursuit for the highest quality of sound. Limited edition A (SHM-CD and Blu-ray) comes with a Blu-ray disc featuring scenes from what VAMPS do best – their gigs, including the latest footage from “VAMPS LIVE 2013 <ZEPP DIVERCITY TOKYO>~LIVE VIEWING~”. Limited Edition B (SHM-CD+MERCHANDISE” will certainly be a must have for fans all around the world, including an exclusive collection consisting of a T-shirt, tote bag, gig towel and wrist band, all packed in a special box with its very own serial number.
Also intriguing are the identities of the re-mixers who have worked on the planned re-mixed versions of “REVOLUTION” and “HUNTING”.
Following the release of “AHEAD/REPLAY”, VAMPS are currently in the middle of their tour “VAMPS LIVE 2013”. Having played Tokyo and Nagoya, they are currently ‘taking over’ ZEPP NAMBA. Their onward journey includes hosting the summer event “VAMPS LIVE 2013 BEAST PARTY” at Lake Yamanaka (August 10th and 11th, at the Lake Yamanaka Kouryuu Plaza Kirara), performing at festivals, continuing their tour at ZEPP FUKUOKA, ZEPP SAPPORO and the additional dates at ZEPP TOKYO and then finally setting off on their way to Europe. And following in the footsteps of Europe, details of their plans for the US will also be revealed soon.