I received an e-mail from CD Japan announcing the debut single from a new project by L’Arc~en~Ciel’s hyde and OBLIVION DUST’s K.A.Z. The pair are calling themselves VAMPS, and the single is titled "Love Addict". It comes out on July 2.

hyde’s nĂ¼ metal solo work isn’t very impressive. Rather, it sounds like he’s been slumming since releasing the incredibly moody Roentgen back in 2002. But his teaming up with K.A.Z. is intriguing. hyde is no Ken Lloyd, though, and I wonder whether K.A.Z. can really beef up hyde’s emotive style.


  • Sam says:

    Actually, Kaz has been producing and writing with/for Hyde since 666, so I’m not sure this is going to be anything off the bland path Hyde’s been traveling since then. Kaz wrote half of Faith, and ugh.

  • NemesisVex says:

    See? This is what I get for depending on the Evil Sharing Networks — no credits for me to read. I had no idea Kaz was partly responsible for the crud hyde has been passing off as a solo career. Well, then, I guess it will be more of the same …