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Aural Vampire

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Aural Vampire promoting MIMIC YOUR HAIRSTYLE (2015)

Aural Vampire (オーラルヴァンパイア) is a live focused Japanese gothic unit. Their music has been described as "Electro-Gothic Pop" and combines influences from electronica, new wave, and industrial. After being an unsigned duo since at least 2004, Aural Vampire signed with major label avex trax in 2008 and released three self-titled digital singles, a mini-album, and an album. In 2012, they left avex trax and signed to Yottabyte Records and added members to the group changing it to a band.

Members

  • EXO-CHIKA (エキゾチカ) - Vocals, Lyrics
  • RAVEMAN (レイブマン) - Sound Producer
  • Wu-CHY (ウッチー) - Bass
  • ZEN (ゼン) - Keyboards
  • IZU (イズ) - Percussion

Former Members

Biography

Aural Vampire promoting "Death Folder" (2005)

Aural Vampire formed sometime before 2004, after EXO-CHIKA and RAVEMAN both graduated from high school. The two had met there, and became friends from their love in 70's-80's horror movies and art. After school they participated in different music related projects until EXO-CHIKA took the part of a vampire-themed vocalist and RAVEMAN a B movie masked slasher villian-themed music producer, creating Aural Vampire.

Discography

Aural Vampire promoting ZOLTANK (2010)
Aural Vampire promoting "Soloween" (2012)

Albums

Mini-Albums

Singles

  • [2012.10.10] Soloween (ソロウィン)

Digital Singles

Compilations / Collaborations

  • [2004.11.29] "Choushi Geki Entertainment!" 3 (「聴視激エンターテイメント!」) (#5 "Hot Blood Workout", #6 "Yagi Parade")
  • [2005.07.16] Kaiki Drop (カイキドロップ) (#4 "V. Madonna Schizoid")
  • [2006.06.23] Astan 21 (#2 "PNFPN", #3 "Perservative Woman")
  • [2006.06.23] Astan 22 (#2 "Vampire Ecstasy (Remix)")
  • [2006.09.06] Moe TECHNOPOP (萌えテクノぽっぷぅ) (#7 "Kaidoku")
  • [2006.10.06] MIND:STATE - bbbc2x (#8 "Close Your Eyes (AURAL VAMPIRE mix)")
  • [2007.01.15] Astan 23 (#2 "V. Madonna Schizoid")
  • [2007.06.27] Astan 24 (#1 "Basara", #2 "Murialism (MC:SV925SHARK)")
  • [2007.10.27] TOKYO DARK CASTLE (#11 "Vampire Ecstacy")
  • [2008.03.03] BOSS ON PARADE REMIXES (#9 "BOSS ON PARADE (Aural Vampire's Blast-O-Matic)")
  • [2008.06.04] beatmaniaIIDX15 DJ TROOPERS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (CD1 #22 "Shounan Zoku -cannibal coast-")
  • [2008.12.13] NECRO STELLAR - PULSING ZERO 1995-1997 (#13 "Tachyon Spiral – Remixed by AURAL VAMPIRE")
  • [2009.11.25] GPKISM - Iudicium (#9 "Angelus (Aural Vampire remix)")

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