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Below is our complete Vamps news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Vamps Collaborates With Apocalyptica

While touring together in the U.S. earlier this year, Vamps and Apocalyptica discussed the idea of doing more together. In addition to the six U.K. shows later this month, the musicians have joined forces for a fresh piece of music: the single "Sin in Justice."

For Vamps, this is the first time the band has collaborated with classically trained players. "The creative process was pretty hectic," reflects Hyde of Vamps. "I worked on the song during our South American tour, writing the lyrics and running through the vocal lines, and the Apocalyptica camp spent time with the music between their various other commitments. Actually, it all started pretty organically, out of a growing friendship; we listened to each other's demos, exchanged ideas, and things just grew from there. I think what we've ended up with is very fresh and certainly new for us. If our respective schedules allow, I'd love to work with Apocalyptica again..."

"Yes, we had a great time being on the road together," continues Apocalyptica's Eicca Toppinen. "We loved the idea and the experience of working together in this way. We're really proud of the song, and we hope fans of both bands will enjoy it." More...

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Vamps Releasing "Bloodsuckers" Album

Vamps - the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring Hyde (L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) - will release a new studio album titled "Bloodsuckers" through Spinefarm Records on March 24. Pre-orders are available at this location.

This 13 track release-produced by Vvamps and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin' Jelly Bean-is the follow-up to "Sex Blood Rock N' Roll," released in 2013.

Songs on Bloodsuckers include "World's End," a U.K. single in 2014 and used in the Sony campaign for the Xperia UK mobile, "Get Away," "Replay," "The Jolly Roger," and "Vampire's Love," which is not just a top 3 single in Japan but also the song selected to launch Hollywood blockbuster, "Dracula Untold," in that market.

In addition, "Replay" was the theme song of Dark Labyrinth, one in a series of smartphone apps from Dark Summoner. More...

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