21 Feb LOVEBITES Confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2018
Japan’s iron maidens, LOVEBITES, will perform on their biggest stage yet at Germany’s Wacken Open Air 2018, taking place between 2-4 August 2018. The band, one of Music Week’s ten acts on the radar for 2018, will be the first all-female metal act from Japan to perform at the event.
Founder and bass player miho comments, “Playing on stage at Wacken Open Air has been one of our dreams since forming LOVEBITES, and we’re thrilled for it to happen so soon after our debut album! Since this will be the first time in Wacken’s long history for a metal band formed of Japanese women to be on the line-up, me and the LOVEBITES members will do our best. We can’t wait to play in front of metal heads all over the world in Germany this summer! As we say in Japan; yoroshiku onegaishimasu!”
LOVEBITES debut album AWAENING FROM ABYSS saw Metal Hammer comparing its “blistering twin guitar salvos and soaring vocals” to the likes of Rage and Iron Maiden, and Kerrang! note that “DragonForce would be proud of such expert-grade guitar heroism”.
AWAKENING FROM ABYSS was released in Europe by JPU Records ahead of LOVEBITES’ first overseas festival appearance at London’s HYPER JAPAN – the UK’s biggest Japanese culture convention – and their headline set at The Underworld in Camden.