Japanese hard rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will be featured in the new Square Enix smartphone game Final Fantasy Agito.
The band’s vocalist Maiko lends her signature shouts to the iOS/Android game during the weekend “Toubatsusen” battles where players fight together against giant bosses. Tsuyoshi Ishikawa (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) on the bass and Jin Kanza (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) also join in the BGM recording.
DAZZLE VISION recently released their sixth studio album FINAL ATTACK in March 2014.
Popular in the Japanese metal scene for their hard rock sound and Maiko‘s alternating melodic/death-voice vocals, Dazzle Vision was formed in June 2003.
DAZZLE VISION released their first album Origin of Dazzle in November of 2006. Their second album Camellia Japonica was released in April 2007, followed by an 11-city tour of Japan. After selling out of the first presses of Origin of Dazzle and Camellia Japonica, their 3rd album Crystal Children hit #1 on HMV’s pre-sale chart and #2 on Tower Records pre-sale chart prior to its official release in November 2008.
In April 2010, Dazzle Vision performed live for 4,000 American fans at Sakura-Con 2010.
DAZZLE VISION‘s 4th album, to the next placed 2nd place on HMV Indies Chart, and 26th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. In 2011, their 5th album Kirari achieved 1st place on HMV Indies Chart, 9th place on Tower Record Indies Chart, and 16th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. The same year, DAZZLE VISION became the first screamo band to perform an in-store live at Shibuya’s Tower Records. In June 2011, DAZZLE VISION was a featured interview in Japan’s famous music magazine BURRN!
In February 2012, DAZZLE VISION was chosen as the opening act for American rock band Evanescence in Tokyo and Nagoya. DAZZLE VISION‘s new album Shocking Loud Voice was released in May, 2012, followed by the EP EVOLUTION in November, 2012. DAZZLE VISION returned to America for a live performance at Tekkoshocon 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA, followed by a special encore show at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe. The Pittsburgh concert was released as the band’s first live CD LIVE in Pittsburgh in 2013. DAZZLE VISION’s next studio album, FINAL ATTACK, was released in March 2014.
DAZZLE VISION was featured on the SADS tribute album released in March in Japan, contributing their cover of the song “Hate,” originally released on the album The Rose God Gave Me in 2001. DAZZLE VISION performed at a 2-day release event concert “Carnival of Evil” with fellow contributors MEJIBRAY, DIAURA, LIPHLICH, Lycaon, and HEXVOID at The Garden Hall in Meguro, Tokyo. DAZZLE VISION vocalist Maiko was featured in the Square Enix smartphone game Final Fantasy Agito in May 2014.