VAMPS are HYDE (L'Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust). These two musicians have been working closely producing HYDE's solo work since 2003.
Just after the release of their 1st single, "LOVE ADDICT", on July 2, 2008, VAMPS launched an impressive Japan countrywide tour, "VAMPS LIVE 2008". The tour consisted of an unprecedented 46 live performances in Japan's 6 largest cities, all at the prestigious ZEPP concert venues. The tour was a tremendous success, and VAMPS haven't stopped since.
During 2008 to 2010 they performed about 200 concerts not only in Japan, but also all over the world (North America, South America, Hawaii, Europe and Asia). As of now, VAMPS have released 2 full albums ("VAMPS" and "BEAST"), 7 singles and 5 live DVDs. The 2nd album "BEAST" was ranked 4th in the sales charts in South America, the first time ever for a Japanese artist. That same year they also received the "Billboard JAPAN Rising International Artist 2009" award. In July 2011, they released the live DVD "VAMPS LIVE 2010 WORLD TOUR CHILE" which placed 1st in the sales charts!