AURAL VAMPIRE, BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, DOMMIN, BLACK VEIL BRIDES CONCERT TOUR 2010. SEATTLE GOTH PUNK & JAPANESE BANDS LIVE.
Aural Vampire takes over America! Rose and I had a genki night with Raveman and Exo-Chika of the electro-Goth band from Japan. Don’t feel bad if you missed out… I captured their concert in this spanking new video. Andy Six of Black Veil Brides also talks about Aural Vampire and the difficulties of communicating. There’s also a shoutout to my friend Mai Sassy Girl, who is Chika’s English teacher!
In October 2008, I wrote a blog post about Aural Vampire’s show at Tokyo Dark Castle, Shinjuku Club Marz. Some drama went down in that post’s comments…
I also interviewed the frontman of Dommin, Kristofer Dommin (yes, that’s his real name. Born to be Goth, right?) I asked him about his songwriting process, finding the right band members and covering Cutting Crew’s “I just died in your arms tonight.”
The video includes clips from Dommin’s show. I enjoyed the dark chimes and choirs, film noir vibe and lyrics of heartbreak. Take a listen to this band; I think you’ll like them too.
The night wrapped up with Birthday Massacre. What a gift they are to the contemporary Goth music scene. The live music at the end of the video speaks for itself. Singer Chibi is the sweetest; unlike the previous act, there were no water bottles being thrown into eyes!
After the show, guitarist Rainbow came up to say hi because he liked our styling. Aren’t we Canadians nice? I’m keen to see Birthday Massacre again. They should play Tokyo, ne?
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Japanese Word of the Day: Shichou = Mayor
Song of the Day: Aural Vampire’s Darkwave Surfer brings down the house in Seattle, November 20th 2010.