Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (band)

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Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Also known as FALILV
Origin Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Genres
Years active 2008–present
Labels VAP (2010–2017) Warner Music (2017-present)
Website lasvegas-jp.com
Members So
Minami
Sxun
Taiki
Tomonori
Kei
Past members MA$HU

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (sometimes stylized as Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas or Fear N' Loathing in Las Vegas, abbreviated as FALILV) is a Japanese electronicore band from Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, formed in summer 2008.[1]

History[edit]

The first band logo 2010–2014

Founded in 2008 summer, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas was originally formed by members of the bands Ending for a Start and Blank Time. A year later, after an extensive search, So (ex Bombreligion) joined as the sixth member.[2]

In 2010, PAC started using their song "Evolution (Entering the New World)" as his theme music when wrestling in Dragon Gate.

In 2011, the song "Jump Around" from the band's extended-play album Nextreme was selected to appear in the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (in Asia: World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012) as 4th track .[3]

The song "Chase the Light" was used as the opening theme for Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen (逆境無頼カイジ 破戒録篇 lit. Suffering Outcast Kaiji: Maverick Arc).

In late 2011, the band's song "Just Awake" was featured as the closing song in the Hunter × Hunter reboot anime; a single was released later in 2012.[4][5]

On 22 June 2012, the band announced that they will be releasing a new album on 8 August, called All That We Have Now, with a tour in September.[6]

In April 2013, the band announced the release of their first DVD, called The Animals in Screen, scheduled to be out on 26 June.[7] On 26 October they announced a new single, Rave-up Tonight, expected to be released on 15 January 2014[8] which is to be the theme song for Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost[9]

In mid September 2013, the bassist Ma$hu left the band, as a result, their official website announced on 23 September 2013 that Kei replaced Ma$hu as the new bassist.

On 23 March 2014, the band announced that they will be releasing a new album this summer, 3rd Full Album release was determined as follows was MC at the Kobe World Memorial Hall live during their first one-man show. As a result, they will start a new tour.

The song "Virtue and Vice" is featured as the opening theme for Gokukoku no Brynhildr and the song "Thunderclap" was made by the band for the third anime season of Sengoku Basara, subtitled Judge End. Both songs are taken from their third album, Phase 2.

On 5 September 2014, the band announced on their official site that they will release a new limited single on 7 January 2015 called "Let Me Hear". On 8 October, the short version of their new single premiered as the opening theme of Parasyte -the maxim-.

On 13 May 2015, the band released a New Limited Maxi Single featuring Starburst and Struggle to Survive

A few days after the release of their New Limited Maxi Single "Starburst", the band announced on their official site that they would be releasing their 4th Full Album this autumn including the two main songs from their last two singles, "Starburst" and "Let Me Hear". On 12 August, the band released a new PV for the song "Cast Your Shell" which also appeared on the 4th album. On 16 August, they announced the title of the 4th album as being "Feeling of Unity" which was released on 30 September 2015.

On April 2 2017, the band announced on their official site, a new single, "SHINE" with a release date of June 14. On May 26, they released a trailer for a PV for the song "SHINE".

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members
  • Ma$hu (stylized as MA$HU) – bass (2008–2013)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Dance & Scream
All That We Have Now
Phase 2
Feeling of Unity
Untitled 5th Album
  • Releasing 25 October 2017
  • Label: Warner Japan

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
~Entering the New World~
  • Released: 1 January 2010[12]
  • Label: VAP
  • Format: CD
Nextreme
Rave Up Tonight

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Animals in Screen
The Animals in Screen II

Demos[edit]

  • Scorching Epochal Sensation (demo) – 2008

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album
2009 "Burn the Disco Floor with Your 2-Step!!" Dance & Scream
2010 "Evolution~Entering the New World~" Evolution~Entering the New World~
"Take Me Out!! / Twilight" Dance & Scream
2012 "Just Awake" All That We Have Now
2014 "Rave-up Tonight" Phase 2
2015 "Let Me Hear" Feeling of Unity
"Starburst" Feeling of Unity
2017 "SHINE" Untitled 5th Album

Music videos[edit]

Year Songs Album Link
2010 "Stray in Chaos" Dance & Scream [1]
"Love at First Sight" [2]
2011 "Chase the Light!" Nextreme [3]
"Jump Around" [4]
"Shake Your Body" [5]
2012 "Just Awake (English version)" Just Awake / Acceleration [6]
"Crossover" All That We Have Now [7]
"Scream Hard as You Can" [8]
"Ley-Line" [9]
2013 "Step of Terror" Rave-up Tonight [10]
2014 "Rave-up Tonight" Phase 2 [11]
"Virtue and Vice" [12]
"Thunderclap" [13]
"Swing It!!" [14]
"Let Me Hear" Feeling Of Unity [15]
2015 "Starburst" [16]
"Cast Your Shell" [17]
"Party Boys" [18]
2017 "SHINE" SHINE [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas » Biography (英語)". Lasvegas-jp.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". JpopAsia.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  3. ^ List of songs on Pro Evolution Soccer 2012; PES Neoseeker
  4. ^ “HUNTERxHUNTER” anime reveals details on opening & ending theme songs; Tokyo Hive, 17 September 2011
  5. ^ Hunter X Hunter Original Soundtrack 1; Anime MP3
  6. ^ Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas announce new album and tour; Tokyo Hive, 22 June 2012
  7. ^ Fear,and Loathing in Las Vegas to Release New DVD “The Animals in Screen“; JPop Asia, 11 April 2013
  8. ^ Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Announces New Single for January; Jpop Asia, 26 October 2013
  9. ^ "[JAEPO2014]「機動戦士ガンダムEXTREME VS. MAXI BOOST」,最新のスクリーンショットが公開". 4Gamer.net. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  10. ^ "Dance & Scream - Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas". Lastfm.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  11. ^ "JpopAsia". JpopAsia. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  12. ^ "JpopAsia". JpopAsia. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  13. ^ "JpopAsia". JpopAsia. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 

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