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KAMIJO
Kamijosolo
Spelling カミジョウ
Status major, active
indies (2013)
Origin Tokyo
Years 2013-present
Genres Symphonic Metal
Neoclassical Metal
Power Metal
Labels Warner Music Japan (2014 - 2016)
Sherow Artist Society (2013, 2017 - present)
Related Versailles
Website OHP
Twitter
Youtube

After the band Versailles declared a hiatus at the end of 2012, KAMIJO announced that he would start his solo career.

BiographyEdit

2013: Solo debut and Louis 〜艶血のラヴィアンローズ〜Edit

In December 2012, Versailles paused activities, as the majority of the band would go on to establish a new band in April 2013. However, on January 2013, Kamijo announced that he would start a solo career. On the same day as the release date of Jupiter's debut album, Louis 〜艶血のラヴィアンローズ〜 was released. In the making of the single, Kamijo had the help of former members of LAREINE and Versailles. As for the PV of Louis, Moi dix Mois's Mana made a special appearance.

2014: Major label debut and consecutive releasesEdit

On November 27 2013, Kamijo made a live announcement, via his official Youtube channel, about his new mini-album, entitled Symphony of the Vampire. The mini-album will feature "a magnificent theme and melody, and also heavy movement and beautiful ballads", and will tell the story of Louis XVII during the French Revolution. One edition is stated to be released with a bonus CD containing the soundtrack of the 2011 film, "Vampire Stories", produced by Kamijo himself. He also stated that the mini-album will be released under Warner Music Japan, the record label that once managed Versailles.

In a second trailer for the mini-album, members of Kamijo's new backing band had been announced: Kei Yamazaki on drums, Ju-ken on bass, and Anzi on guitar. The tracklist consists of seven "movements", all merged into one PV of the mini-album.

In April, it was announced that Kamijo would release his newest single, Moulin Rouge, on June 18th. A month later, another single, Yamiyo no Lion, was released. Later, it was announced that Kamijo's first full album, Heart, will be released on September 24th. The album will feature 12 tracks, including a symphonic metal version of Louis 〜艶血のラヴィアンローズ〜, and a bonus track, an acoustic version of Presto (from Symphony of the Vampire), only included in the regular edition. Participating artists will include Kamijo's former Versailles bandmates HIZAKI and MASASHI (both now in Jupiter), and also guitarist Meku (ex-GALEYD), bassist Takume Negishi (Dr.StrangeLove), bassist IKUO (BULL ZEICHEN 88, Rayflower), and drummer Kei Yamazaki (Venomstrip).

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