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

Underworld
Studio album by Vamps
Released April 26, 2017 (Japan)
April 28, 2017 (International)
Recorded 2015–2017
Genre Hard rock[1]
Language English, Japanese
Label Virgin Music
Producer Kane Churko, Vamps
Vamps chronology
Bloodsuckers
(2014)Bloodsuckers2014
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.[2] 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."[3] "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.'"[4]

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. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2018-01-31. Underworld, features eleven tracks of Hard Rock... 
  2. ^ "VAMPS – Interview (Oct 2017)". JRock247. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2018-01-31. 
  3. ^ "VAMPS Completes Work On 'Underworld' Album; U.S. Tour With I PREVAIL And STARSET Announced". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Instagram post by VAMPS Official • Apr 20, 2017 at 8:29am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-04-28.