Aural Vampire

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Aural Vampire
Aural Vampire - Mang'Azur 2013 - P1590217.jpg
Lead singer, EXO-CHIKA, performing at Mang'Azur in 2013
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Honshū, Japan
Genres Electronica, darkwave
Years active 2000–present
Labels
Website AuralVampire.com
Members EXO-CHIKA
RAVEMAN

Aural Vampire (オーラルヴァンパイア, ōraru vanpaia) is a Japanese group (formerly duo) led by EXO-CHIKA (vocals/lyrics) and RAVEMAN (music) from Tokyo, Japan.

History[edit]

EXO-CHIKA and RAVEMAN met at high school, where they experimented with writing songs. They recorded several tapes together, eventually performing as a duo alongside their friends' hardcore band.[1] After this first performance, they began to perform live shows and record tapes under the name Aural Vampire.[1]

Aural Vampire released an indie album Vampire Ecstasy in 2004 and a single called Death Folder in 2005 that was made available to download online.[2]

In 2008, the band announced they had been signed to the label Avex Trax and, at the end of the year, they released a set of three self-titled EPs on iTunes. Their second album Zoltank was released on May 5, 2010.

In 2008 and 2010, Aural Vampire made musical appearances at the annual Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas. In 2009, Aural Vampire made a musical appearance at Katsucon 15, as well as at AnimagiC in Germany. Aural Vampire toured North America in 2010 as a support act for the Canadian band The Birthday Massacre,[3] making musical appearances at Anime Central and Convencion de Juegos de Mesa y Comics.

Aural Vampire released an EP, Kerguelen Vortex, on November 18, 2011.

EXO-CHIKA has made a guest appearance in the Visual Kei band AND -Eccentric Agent-'s promotional video for the song LIBERATE.

Aural Vampire created and performed a song for the video game Let It Die.[4]

Members[edit]

2004-present
  • EXO-CHIKA (エキゾチカ) - Vocals, Lyrics
  • RAVEMAN (レイブマン) - Total Sound Master
2012-present
  • Wu-CHY - Bass
  • Higuchuuhei (ヒグチユーヘイ) - Guitar
  • ZEN - Keyboard
  • IZU - Drums

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew (11 October 2009). "Aural Vampire Interview". Translated by Taku Aihara. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Biography". music Japan plus. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  3. ^ GB (31 August 2014). "An Interview with The Birthday Massacre". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "music". Let It Die. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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