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The excitement in regards to the release of the highly praised band Versailles release of their first album can hardly be repressed, either in Japan or in other countries. The European fans can be especially apprehensive: the Album „Lyrical Sympathy“ will be released in Germany as a special-version edition including a bonus-DVD, showing the splendid live-performance of the band. Furthermore, the album will be released in Europe at the same time as in Japan.
And as a further extra, the band have taken an active part in the production of the CD and the DVD, so as to delight the European fans with an authentic highlight.
Versailles – „The absolut Youshikibi (beauty of form) of sound and aesthetic extremes.“
Although Versailles are only just beginning their career, they have already caused huge interest, not just with the Visual Kei-Fans, but also the media. That is to be expected, as by having one of the most impressive personalities of the genre, KAMIJO, as their frontman, together with their music, which combines melodic metal with classical influences and fantastical lyrics, are just as dramatic as their historically inspired costumes. It is their declared goal, to enchant fans of all ages, of both sexes and all nationalities and are therefore already taking steps towards an international career.
Versailles was formed in March 2007 by KAMIJO (ex LAREINE) and HIZAKI (ex SULFURIC ACID). KAMIJO and HIZAKI had already worked out the concept for a new band in Autumn 2006 and needed a further six months to find the members who where capable of expressing what was wanted. The line-up was settled with Yasmine You, TERU and YUKI.
The names of the members were announced on the 29th of March and the name of the band itself on March the 30th. On May the 2nd, the band was able to show first impressions of their music by placing a trailer on YouTube. Since then the band have had many offers for tours and interviews abroad and have so far only given interviews to the international press.
At the end of May, a German documentary film crew came to Japan and interviewed the band. That interview was published in the Japanese magazine Sankei Shimbun, together with an article referring to Versailles. Due to the immense resonance, „Versailles Band“ was one of the five most looked for searches on Yahoo!. Since then they are treated as the hottest band on Japanese television.
Bass: Jasmine You
Extra: Special Ed. DVD for European fans, extra lyrics ( English and Romaji) booklet.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Tuesday, 25. September 2007.