Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas

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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
Website lasvegas-jp.com
Members So
Minami
Taiki
Tomonori
Kei
Past members Mashu
Sxun

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (Japanese フィアー·アンド·ロージング·イン·ラスベガス) is a Japanese electronicore band from Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, formed in summer 2008.[7]

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.[8]

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 .[9] 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.[10][11]

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.[12]

In April 2013, the band announced the release of their first DVD, called The Animals in Screen, scheduled to be out on 26 June.[13] On 26 October they announced a new single, Rave-up Tonight, expected to be released on 15 January 2014[14] which is to be the theme song for Gundam Extreme VS. Maxi Boost.[15]

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 "Starburst" and "Struggle to Survive". A few days after the release of "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.

In 2017, FaLiLV signed onto a new label with Warner Music. On 2 April 2017, the band announced on their official site the trailer for their new single, "Shine" on 23 June. On 26 May, they released a trailer for a PV for the song "Shine" with the full version being released the following month. Their 2nd single "Return to Zero" was released 11 July. On 11 October 2017, an PV was released for their new song "LLLD" which is featured on their newest album New Sunrise. On the 23rd of October, they released another new PV called "The Sun Also Rises" which is the final track of the album. New Sunrise was released 25 October 2017 and includes the songs "Shine" and "Return to Zero".

On 31 January 2018, FaLiLV released a new PV for the song "Keep the Heat and Fire Yourself Up" which is also the opening for the anime Hakyuu Houshin. The full single will be released 2 May 2018.

On 30 June 2018, their official website announced the guitarist Sxun left the band for personal circumstances.

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
JPN[16]
Dance & Scream
All That We Have Now
  • Released: 8 August 2012[18]
  • Label: VAP
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Phase 2
  • Released: 6 August 2014
  • Label: VAP
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
Feeling of Unity
  • Released: 30 September 2015
  • Label: VAP
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
New Sunrise 5

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak position
JPN[16]
~Entering the New World~
  • Released: 16 February 2010[19]
  • Label: VAP
  • Format: CD
Nextreme 8
Rave Up Tonight 3

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
JPN[21]
The Animals in Screen 13
The Animals in Screen II 12

Demos[edit]

  • My Dear Lady, Will You Dance With Me Tonight? (demo) – 2008
  • Scorching Epochal Sensation (demo) – 2008

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
JPN
Oricon
[22]
JPN
Billboard
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" 8 24[23] All That We Have Now
2014 "Rave-up Tonight" 3 7[24] Phase 2
2015 "Let Me Hear" 3 7[25] Feeling of Unity
"Starburst" 6
2017 "SHINE" 7 36[26] New Sunrise
2018 "Greedy" 10 32[27] Non-album single

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
[28][29]
Album Link
2009 "Why Couldn't I Say the Last Goodbye to You?" Unknown Burn the Disco Floor with Your 2-Step!!

[1]

2010 "Stray in Chaos" Suzuki Daishin Dance & Scream [2]
"Love at First Sight" [3]
2011 "Chase the Light!" Nextreme [4]
"Jump Around" [5]
"Shake Your Body" [6]
2012 "Just Awake (English version)" Hiroshi Moriyama Just Awake / Acceleration [7]
"Crossover" Suzuki Daishin All That We Have Now [8]
"Scream Hard as You Can" [9]
"Ley-Line" Wakame [10]
2013 "Step of Terror" Unknown Rave-up Tonight [11]
2014 "Rave-up Tonight" Suzuki Daishin Phase 2 [12]
"Virtue and Vice" [13]
"Thunderclap" [14]
"Swing It!!" [15]
"Let Me Hear" Suzuki Daishin & Takayuki Kojima Feeling Of Unity [16]
2015 "Starburst" Suzuki Daishin [17]
"Cast Your Shell" [18]
"Party Boys" Unknown [19]
2017 "SHINE" Suzuki Daishin SHINE [20]
"Return To Zero" Unknown New Sunrise [21]
"LLLD" Koh Yamada/Hiroya Brian [22]
"The Sun Also Rises" Suzuki Daishin
2018 "Keep the Heat and Fire Yourself Up" Inni Vision Greedy [23]
"Treasure in Your Hands" [24]

Tours and concerts[edit]

Japan[edit]

Overseas[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2012 CD Shop Awards New Blood Nextreme Won[40]
2014 Space Shower Music Video Awards Best Video "Rave-up Tonight" Nominated[41]
2016 Space Shower Music Awards Best Punk / Loud Rock Artist Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Nominated[42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Cube-music (in Japanese). Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegasの基本情報
  3. ^ Bezer, Terry (July 18, 2014). "Beyond Babymetal: The New Wave of J-Metal". TeamRock.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
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  9. ^ List of songs on Pro Evolution Soccer 2012; PES Neoseeker
  10. ^ "HUNTERxHUNTER" anime reveals details on opening & ending theme songs; Tokyo Hive, 17 September 2011
  11. ^ Hunter X Hunter Original Soundtrack 1; Anime MP3
  12. ^ Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas announce new album and tour; Tokyo Hive, 22 June 2012
  13. ^ Fear,and Loathing in Las Vegas to Release New DVD "The Animals in Screen"; JPop Asia, 11 April 2013
  14. ^ Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Announces New Single for January; Jpop Asia, 26 October 2013
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  38. ^ "Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas、ニューシングル「SHINE」Music Videoのトレーラーを公開". Barks Japan (in Japanese). May 27, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
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  40. ^ "ももクロがCDショップ大賞受賞「次はノーベル賞!」" [Momoclo won CD Shop Awards "Next Nobel Prize"]. Natalie (in Japanese). February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2018. 
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  42. ^ "Nominees | Space Shower Music Awards 2016". Tokyo Music Odyssey official (in Japanese). Retrieved April 24, 2018. 

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