When my friend first told me about this last night, we pondered over whether or not it was an April Fool’s joke, especially because the official site won’t work (they have said that they’ll put it up in a few days), however, they are on the VAMPROSE label’s official site.
But, it seems like it’s a real deal.
HYDE (the vocalist for L’Arc~en~Ceil) and K.A.Z (the guitarist for Oblivion Dust) are teaming up to make a two man band called “VAMPS”. They are currently recording a single and have planned 46 lives (I even counted to make sure) which ONLY takes place at ZEPP livehouses, starts off on August 1st at ZEPP SENDAI and goes until October 28th at ZEPP TOKYO. The other places the tour takes them to are Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka.
According to their official MySpace, VAMPS is
A rock unit by HYDE and K.A.Z.
They were co-producing HYDE’s solo productions since 2003. In 2008, they launched a unit and announced a nationwide, ZEPP exclusive tour (46 shows) titled “VAMPS LIVE 2008”.
Now we know neither of these bands are considered “visual” but I know many fans who are into the visual scene are fans of L’Arc~en~Ceil, Oblivion Dust, HYDE and K.A.Z so I thought it would be worthwhile to post it.
Source: BMA, Official MySpace
… does anyone else find the recording by HYDE that “greets” you at his official site ridiculously unnerving?