Release: Devil’s Proof
Release date: 2017/11/15
CD number: DAKDVLF-4
01 – Devil’s Proof
02 – ESCAPE
03 – Natural Born Killer
04 – Return of the Curse
05 – DESTINATION
06 – LOVER
07 – InCipit -Instrumental-
08 – EGOIST
09 – M.F.JAP
10 – 怠惰の罪 (Taida no Tsumi)
11 – HERO=MURDERER
DEVILOOF is a relatively young artist on the scene and have gone through quite some events already, both positive and negative. Losing a guitarist (and gaining a new one), ranking #12 on the Oricon Indies Chart as the second artist ever in their genre and being selected at Metal Battle Japan as one of the six Asian artists to play at Wacken Open Air (a metal festival in Germany) in 2016.
The new logo (as from 2017) and artwork for this album have been made by Toshihiro Esgawa (who is mostly known for his illustrations for BABYMETAL, SiM and ARCH ENEMY) and Яyo Trackmaker (formally the drummer of girugämesh) has been welcomed as their Mix Engineer in the same year.
A long story short, DEVILOOF already has quite a history in such a short amount of time.
After the music videos for Ruin, ESCAPE and M.F.JAP as well as a mini-album “PURGE“, let’s take a look at their newest release “Devil’s Proof”.
Just before the start of his Eastern European tour that will last until March 2018 (dates weren’t fully announced yet during the time the questions for this interview were written) I managed to ask SANA SAMA several questions about this tour, his feelings about touring in general and some of his influences on why he decided to become a musician.
I’d like to give my special thanks to Christina from AnimePro for helping me out with this interview!
Release: It (lipper version)
Release date: 2017/11/08
CD number: MJSS-9202 (lipper version) / MJSS-9207 (vister version) / MJSS-9200 (w/ DVD)
01 – It
02 – Persona
In 2009 vistlip performed at the “Japan Expo 2009” in front of 8,000 people and generated an enormous response. From that moment on they have been very active in Japan, but due to the continuous enthusiasm of their fans overseas they have now decided to strengthen their overseas communication.
Right now there aren’t any plans for an overseas tour, but if they get offers they will definitely take the chance.
Several days ago HIGHFeeL announced the release of the final works of Shota Yokoyama, mostly known for his work in ADAMS, but also the founder of HIGHFeeL as a company.
The release is titled “Melting” and will be released on November 30, 2017. Exactly two years after his passing. Preorders for this release have started on October 15, 2017.