Underworld (Vamps album)

Underworld is the fourth studio album by Japanese rock band Vamps, released on April 26, 2017 in Japan and April 28 internationally.[3] The production took place in Henderson, Nevada with producer Kane Churko.

Underworld
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 26, 2017 (Japan)
April 28, 2017 (International)
Recorded2015–2017
GenreHard rock[1]
LanguageEnglish, Japanese
LabelVirgin Music
ProducerHoward Benson, Kane Churko,[2] Vamps
Vamps chronology
Bloodsuckers
(2014)
Underworld
(2017)
Singles from Underworld
  1. "Sin in Justice"
    Released: November 20, 2015
  2. "Inside of Me"
    Released: August 31, 2016
  3. "Calling"
    Released: March 22, 2017

OverviewEdit

Designed to appeal to American audiences, Underworld marks the first time Vamps brought in a producer and co-writers on songs.[4] The concept bringing the album to life was the "'Underworld' is not a place that we can see with our eyes, 'the physical world,' but the dark side that's hidden beneath the surface, 'the shadow world' where VAMPS' true nature lies."[5] "Vamps has always been trying to portray a world that exists between something that 'could be of this world, but isn't' and that 'might not exist, but does.'"[6]

The track list consists of 11 songs including "Rise or Die" recorded as a coupling song to "Sin in Justice", done in collaboration with Apocalyptica, and "Inside of Me" featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless in White.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Underworld"Kane Churko, HydeHyde3:23
2."Calling"Kane Churko, HydeK.A.Z2:56
3."Break Free" (featuring Kamikaze Boy of Man with a Mission)Kane Churko, HydeK.A.Z3:36
4."Don't Hold Back"Kane Churko, HydeHyde3:24
5."Bleed for Me"Kane Churko, HydeK.A.Z4:24
6."In This Hell"Kane Churko, HydeHyde4:00
7."Inside of Me" (feat. Chris Motionless of Motionless in White)Hyde, Howard Benson, Lenny Skolnik, Seann BoweHyde3:28
8."Rise or Die" (feat. Richard Z. Kruspe of Emigrate/Rammstein)Richard Z. Kruspe, Hyde, Howard Benson, Lenny Skolnik, Seann BoweRichard Z. Kruspe, Hyde, Howard Benson, Lenny Skolnik, Seann Bowe3:22
9."Sin in Justice" (featuring Apocalyptica)HydeK.A.Z4:54
10."B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Blood)"Kane Churko, HydeK.A.Z3:20
11."Rise Up"Kane Churko, HydeHyde3:15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vamps – Underworld (Album Review)". Cryptic Rock. May 1, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018. Underworld, features eleven tracks of Hard Rock...
  2. ^ "Vamps: new album "underworld" out today". Front View Magazine. April 29, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "VAMPS to release new album after 2.5 years". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2017)". J-Generation. October 10, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "VAMPS Completes Work On 'Underworld' Album; U.S. Tour With I PREVAIL And STARSET Announced". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. February 23, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Instagram post by VAMPS Official • Apr 20, 2017 at 8:29am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved April 28, 2017.