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Dazzle Vision

Dazzle Vision
OriginJapan
Genres
Years active2003 (2003)–2015[1]
LabelsHuman Noise
Tower Records[2]
MembersMaiko (Vox.) (2003-2015)
Tony (Gui.) (2014-2015)
Takuro (Bass) (2003-2015)
Haru (Dr.) (2004-2015)
Past membersNatu (Dr.) (2003–2004)
Tan (Gui.) (2003–2006)
Ryu (Gui.) (2006–2008)
Yu (Gui.) (2008–2010)
John (Gui.) (2010–2013)

Dazzle Vision was a Japanese rock band. They appeared at Sakura-Con in 2010.[3][4][5][6][7] After playing in Taiwan in 2006, Dazzle Vision released their first album Origin of Dazzle. They are well known for their heavy rock sound and female vocalist Maiko's alternating melodic/death-voice vocals.[8][9] The band announced their disbandment in April 2015.[10][11][12]

History

Formation

Dazzle Vision formed in 2003.[13] The two main founders of Dazzle Vision are brother and sister, Maiko and Takuro. Up until 2010, Dazzle Vision did not maintain a steady line-up, changing the drummer and several guitarists. Because of the line up changes, Dazzle Vision has managed to continue on with their work. Past members of the band are Natu (Dr.) (2003–2004), Tan (Gui.) (2003–2006), Ryu (Gui.) (2006–2008), and Yu (Gui.) (2008–2010).[14] As of 2010 the main band members consisted of Maiko (vocals), Takuro (bass), John (guitar), and Haru (drums).[15]

Influences, Concepts, and Musical Styles

Maiko and Takuro began the band as an outlet for creation which is a part of the band's concept. The entire concept of the band is "Children Create The World" and is also a part of their logo. Drawing on outside sources Dazzle Vision grew its style. While basic influences from Western culture have impacted the band, several famous bands such as Evanescence, Black Sabbath, and Metallica have shaped the sound and style of Dazzle Vision.[17] While the band self-describes themselves as Screamo-Pop,[18] they have branched out into many different music genres such as alternative metal,[19] hard rock,[4] melodic death metal,[4] progressive rock,[20] glam metal,[20] pop,[20] post-hardcore,[19] screamo[21] and forerunners of kawaii metal.[19] The band's albums each have a new distinct sound different from the last. Among the Japanese alternative scene, Dazzle Vision has made an impact, mixing its strong vocals, dark riffs, and powerhouse screamo rants.[22]

Discography

Albums

As of 2014, Dazzle Vision has produced seven albums.[23][24] Each album has a different sound from the last, with the most predominate sound being alternative metal.[19][25]

  • Origin of Dazzle (November 3, 2005)
  • Origin Of Dazzle 2nd edition (March 28, 2008)
  • Camellia Japonica (April 23, 2007)
  • Crystal Children (November 21, 2008)
  • To The Next (May 12, 2010) (US debut)
  • Kirari (June 3, 2011)
  • Shocking Loud Voice (May 4, 2012)
  • Final Attack (March 7, 2014) [26]

Singles

  • Metsu / All refused (November 21, 2008)
  • Evolution (November 9, 2012)

References

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  2. ^ "Tower Reccrds file of Dazzle Vision". Tower Records. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Sakura-Con - Dazzle Vision". JapanFiles. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Bentz, Zac. "Screamy-girl-fronted Dazzle Vision announced to play Sakura-Con 2010". Japanator News. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  5. ^ Linsmeyer, Frederick. "Dazzle Vision in US". nephrus articles. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  6. ^ Theodore, Mak. "Dazzle Vision Interview at Sakura-Con". T-ono.net. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Dazzle Vision to make US Debut". Sakura-Con. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Appeared distorted "sound destruction Maiko" synthetic library Desuboisu voice singing in the voice". Barks News Agency JP. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  9. ^ Bentz, Zac. "J-Rock Screamo Band Dazzle Vision In New UTAU Software". Anime News Network. Retrieved 04/03/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "DAZZLE VISION has Disbanded". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Dazzle Vision". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  12. ^ VISION, DAZZLE. "『DAZZLE VISIONは 本日「解散」致します。』⇒http://amba.to/1buwT2n". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
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  14. ^ Horoshi, Jeremy. "Dazzle Vision Bio". Nippop News. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  15. ^ Kawazaki, Maiko. "Dazzle band members". Dazzle Vision. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  16. ^ Kay. "Interview with Dazzle Vision". JaME New Agency. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Interview with Dazzle Vision". jame. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Official Facebook Page". Dazzle Vision. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  19. ^ a b c d "That's Rocking Awesome - Kawaii Metal".
  20. ^ a b c Chee, Kathy. "Dazzle Vision - Gliter with a bit of Scream". purple sky magazine. purple sky magazine. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  21. ^ Mogeraed, Hana. "Screamo Band Dazzle Vision in New UTAU Software". RESONANCE Media. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  22. ^ "Interview with Dazzle Vision". Shattered-Tranquility.net. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  23. ^ "Dazzle Vision HMV Page". HMV.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  24. ^ "Dazzle Vision Discography". Dazzle Vision. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  25. ^ N/A, Gin. "Dazzle Vision to release new album". JaME. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  26. ^ "Press Release on Dazzle Vision new album". Purple Sky Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

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