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Japan’s LOVEBITES Returns With New Video And Bass Player

Check out the great new video by the metal band LOVEBITES:

Formed in 2016 by vocalist asami, guitarists midori and miyako, bassist miho, and drummer haruna. An EP “THE LOVEBITES EP” packed with a number of songs honed by mixing by Mikko Carmilla, a talented Finnish engineer team famous for working with Nightwish, Children of Bodom, and Amorphis, and mastering by Mika Jussila. ], Debuted in May 2017. On October 25th, they released their long-awaited 1st full album “Awakening from Abyss” and ranked 18th overall on the Oricon chart. With that album, they performed live in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and the UK in November and December.

In April, he made his first appearance at the festival at “Vans Warped Tour Japan 2018 Presented by XFLAG”, and held a solo performance with his 2nd mini album “Battle Against Damnation” released on June 6th. In July, participated in “HEADSTRONG FES.18” sponsored by ANTHEM. Furthermore, in August, they performed at the world’s largest metal festival “Wacken Open Air” in Germany and “Bloodstock Open Air” in England, expanding their activities to the world. After returning to Japan, the 2nd album “Clockwork Immortality” was released in December 2018 after participating in the event “Metal Mania” hosted by RED BULL, where LOUDNESS also appeared. Just before that, in November, the European tour organized by Europe’s largest booking agency X-ray Touring was held, and in January and February 2019 after the release, the largest domestic tour in Japan in 6 cities. implementation. All tickets for this Japan tour, including additional performances, were sold out. In March, he supported Arch Enemy’s China tour.

Released the first live work “Daughters of the Dawn – Live in Tokyo 2019” in July, which recorded the Tokyo Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka performance of the tour supporting “Clockwork Immortality”. Also in June, they held a festival tour of “DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL” in England, “GRASPOP METAL MEETING” in Belgium, and “DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL MADRID” in Spain. In England’s “DOWNLOAD”, asami jumped into the stage of Hailstorm and sang “Love Bites (So Do I)”, which is the origin of the band’s name. After returning to Japan, she toured Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in July and August, and made her first appearance at “SUMMER SONIC 2019”. From November, she will be a special guest on Dragonforce’s UK tour.

In January 2020, the 3rd album “Electric Pentagram” was released. Ranked 9th, the first Oricon overall top 10. Kicking off a tour in Japan from February with that masterpiece. In July, the live work “Five of a Kind ~ Live in Tokyo 2020”, which recorded the Zepp DiverCity performance of the tour, was released and won first place on the Oricon music Blu-ray chart. In March 2021, the mini-album “Glory, Glory, To The World” was released and ranked 10th on Billboard’s comprehensive album chart. Immediately after that, the domestic tour “RIDE FOR VENGEANCE TOUR 2021”, which tours four places nationwide, kicked off. The live work “Heavy Metal Never Dies ~ Live in Tokyo 2021” containing the Tokyo performance will be released in September. Meanwhile, miho left in August 2021. As a result, the band went on hiatus for a while. In the meantime, in December of the same year, the best album “In the Beginning ~ The Best of 2017-2021” was released.

From April 2022, we will hold auditions for all over the world, regardless of nationality, age, or gender, in order to find a new bassist. After a long selection, fami joined in October of the same year. It became a five-person formation again.

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