Created in the spring of 2008, VAMPS is the new band from Japanese rock superstar HYDE, volcalist of L'Arc~en~Ciel, and K.A.Z, guitarist of Oblivion Dust. With more songs in English, VAMPS hopes to become more internationally known and further spread their music while widening their fan base.


VAMPS, HYDE (L'Arc~en~Ciel)and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), have been working together on HYDE’s solo work since 2003. After years of working together the two finally decided to form their own band, VAMPS. While both HYDE and K.A.Z were already famous artists in Japan, the creation of VAMPS has allowed them new artistic freedom to expand their musical notoriety. Hoping to appeal to more listeners outside of Japan, about half of VAMPS' songs are in English... rare for most Japanese artists. Additionally, HYDE and K.A.Z create VAMPS' songs specifically to be played live... songs that inspire, get the audience moving, and simply rock! Both seasoned performers with over 15 years of live performances each, VAMPS shows are always interesting, energy-packed, and usually surprise those not already familiar with the duos previous work. In 2008 they played 50 shows and performed in front of over 100,000 fans.


1st SINGLE "LOVE ADDICT" reached #2 on the Japanese Oricon charts
2nd SINGLE "I GOTTA KICK START NOW" reached #6 on the Japanese Oricon charts
3rd SINGLE "EVANESCENT" reached #6 on the Japanese Oricon charts
VAMPS self-titled first album reached #3 on the Japanese Oricon album charts
VAMPS Live 2008 DVD reached #1 on the Japanese Oricon DVD charts

Set List

Sex Blood Rock N' Roll
It's Sad
Secret in my Heart
Vampire Depression
Sweet Dreams
Life on Mars? (David Bowie cover)
Love Addict
Midnight Celebration
Set lists are typically 100 minutes, about 20 songs depending on encore.