Thursday, March 27, 2014


Japanese experimental/drone warriors VAMPILLIA (featuring former members of the BOREDOMS) are premiering the bands new EP  "WHITE SILENCE" (featuring guest vocals via ATILLA CSIHAR of MAYHEM) VIA TERRORIZER . 

VAMPILLIA shall release ‘Some Nightmares Take You Aurora Rainbow Darkness’ due to be unleashed 5/26/2014 via Candlelight Records . 


VAMPILLIA unleashed "Die You Hard" 11/11/2013 independently. 

What do you get when you combine members of Japanese noise rock mavericks Boredoms and Ruins with The True Mayhem / Sunn O)))'s Attila Csihar, a small orchestra and total disregard for generic tropes? The answer isVampillia official's bizarre new EP 'White Silence', which is available now fromCandlelight Records, and is streaming in full right now...

Japanese brutal orchestra Vampillia have digitally released their new EP ‘White Silence’ through Candlelight Records, featuring guest vocals from Attila Csihar (Mayhem / SUNN0))).

Vampillia start their USA tour on March 7th, including two shows at the legendary SXSW festival. See below for the full list of tour dates.

‘White Silence’ is available now on iTunes.

The Japanese metal scene is well known for its imaginative and often eccentric approach. It is rich and varied with new alternative and experimental bands appearing and collaborating often. Breaking through the crowds is Osaka-based “brutal orchestra” Vampillia.

Trying to put Vampillia into a neat genre box is almost impossible but when you factor in original band member Yoshikawa Toyohito is an ex-member of Japanese experimental noise rock collective Boredoms, you begin to get a sense of the sublime madness contained within Vampillia’s Candlelight Records debut ‘Some Nightmares Take You Aurora Rainbow Darkness’ which was produced and recorded by Ben Frost at Greenhouse studios, well-known as Bjork and Sigur Ros’s studio in Iceland.

Recently Vampillia welcomed drummers Tatsuya Yoshida from Japanese noise duo Ruins and Talow The Tornado from hardcore band Nice View to the group and they, alongside Toyohito, perform alongside a cast of ten (sometimes more) musicians to create an “experimental pop-style brutal orchestra”. Chaotic vocals, discordant guitars, beautiful piano, elaborate strings, unsettling noise and several powerful drum sounds are harmonized as one into a sound the band calls “a beautiful chaos”.

In the last few years, Vampillia have played, recorded and toured with artists as influential and varied as Attila Csihar (Sunn O))), Mayhem), Vincent Gallo, Thee Oh Sees, Nadja, Atlas Sound, Alcest, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Boris, Melt Banana and Merzbow among many others.

“We hope the music gives a strong impression of overwhelming speciality and mysteriously universal sounds,” the band says. We’re sure you will agree.

The album ‘Some Nightmares Take You Aurora Rainbow Darkness’ will be released via Candlelight Records on May 26th.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-