LOVEBITES

Meet one the most promising rising stars of Japan’s female metal scene, Lovebites. The band consist of, Asami (lead singer), Miho (the band leader and the bassist), Haruna (drummer), Midori (guitarist) and Mi-Ya (guitar and keyboards). The Lovebites sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands that have directly influenced their writing. Coupled with their own unique take on music, with each members eclectic background and experiences, everything has culminated into forging a truly formidable group.

It all started with a break-up of a girl’s metal band. Miho, who played as a live member in several bands after the break up, decided to form a new band. She called up her old band mate and the ex-drummer of Destrose, Haruna, to put together a new metal band in 2015. Miho and Haruna already had a huge following within the girls’ metal scene do this news spread quickly and created great excitement among many fans.

Miho and Haruna started their search for band members and fate led them to meet Asami, the lead singer of Lovebites. She was already an experienced singer, having been on the road with Japan’s top stars such as Vamps and Uverworld as their back-up vocalist. Also her wide vocal range and tremendous control, helped to determine the specific Lovebites sound – a deep heavy metal sonic structure with dynamic crystal clear vocals.

In 2016, Midori, the former guitarist of GekijoMETALicche, joined the band as a full member, as well as Mi-Ya, (ex-a Drop Of Joker and the guitarist of 21g) as a supporting member. Having the powerful twin guitars of these two distinguished and outstanding guitarists was the cherry on top, and so Lovebites was born.

November 18, 2016 – Lovebites made their official live debut at “Women’s Power presents Girls Band Next Generation” at Tsutaya O-West in Shibuya, Tokyo, sharing the stage with Disqualia and Mai Yashima.

Lovebites started working on their first EP at the end of 2016, joined by amazing an engineering team of Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila from Finland who are known for their work with Nightwish, Children Of Bodom and Amorphis to name a few. The Lovebite EP was the culmination of those sessions, released in mid-2017. In that August, Mi-ya became a full member of Lovebites and, as a full 5 member group, they released their first full album, Awakening From Abyss, in October 2017 followed by the EP Battle Against Damnation in 2018.

June 2018 – Lovebites were voted Best New Band at the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

December 05, 2018 – The 10 track album Clockwork Immortality is released.

• Get Awakening From Abyss (US Edition) from: Shop Sliptrick | Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Deezer
• Get The Lovebites EP (US Edition) from: Shop Sliptrick | Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Deezer

BAND MEMBERS

Asami

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ASAMI
Position: Vocalist

Asami has a very unique and versatile background, She started to take classical ballet lesson at the age of 2 and learned Jazz and Hip Hop dance after she graduated from high school and moved to the USA on her own. She later found her path to becoming a singer when she came back to Japan and started as a touring back-up vocalist for Japanese top artists such as Vamps and Uverworld.

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Midori

MIDORI
Position: Guitarist

Once you hear her instinctive gift of high-speed guitar sound, you’ll never forget guitarist Midori. She has previously been signed to a major label and brings with her, a great deal of professional experience.

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Miho

MIHO
Position: Bassist

You can count on a heavy, authentic metal sound from the leader of the band and the bassist, Miho. She’s has been deep into metal music her entire life and the banging axe sound of her fingerpicking technique is sure to amaze you.

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Haruna

HARUNA
Position: Drummer

Miho used to be in the same band (which has already broken up) with another member of the band’s rhythm section, the drummer, Haruna. The dynamic, blazing style of the double-bass drum and the way she attacks the group’s signature star shaped cymbal, all with her petite frame, is guaranteed to hit you in the gut.

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Mi-Ya

MI-YA
Position: Guitar, Keyboards

Now a full member of the band, Mi-Ya, also plays with 21g (the band formed by the bassist Natchin of Siam Shade). Mi-Ya brings an emotional and catchy guitar sound to the overall Lovebites sound.

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STUDIO RELEASES

Clockwork Immortality  | LP | JP Edition | Victor Entertainment | 2018

Battle Against Damnation  | EP | JP Edition | Victor Entertainment | 2018

Awakening From Abyss  | LP | US Edition | Sliptrick Records | 2017
Awakening From Abyss  | LP | JP Edition | Victor Entertainment | 2017

The Lovebites EP | EP | US Edition | Sliptrick Records | 2017
The Lovebites EP | EP | JP Edition | Victor Entertainment | 2017

Clockwork Immortality

01. Addicted
02. Pledge Of The Saviour
03. Rising
04. Empty Daydream
05. Mastermind 01
06. M.D.O.
07. Journey To The Other Side
08. The Final Collision
09. We The United
10. Epilogue

Mixed by Mikko Karmila
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Cover art by The EasyRabbit CreArtions

Released December 5th, 2018 on Victor Entertainment

Battle Against Damnation

01. The Crusade
02. Break The Wall
03. Above The Black Sea
04. Under The Red Sky

Mixed by Mikko Karmila
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland

Released June 6th, 2018 on Victor Entertainment

Awakening From Abyss

01. The Awakening
02. The Hammer Of Wrath
03. Warning Shot
04. Shadowmaker
05. Scream For Me
06. Liar
07. Burden Of Time
08. The Apocalypse
09. Inspire
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
12. Bravehearted

Mixed by Mikko Karmila
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland

US Edition | Released October 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

The Lovebites EP

01 Don’t Bite The Dust
02 The Apocalypse
03 Scream For Me
04 Bravehearted

Produced by Steve Jacobs
Mixed by Mikko Karmila
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland

US Edition | Released August 31st, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

VIDEOS

Rising [Official Video]

Taken from the album: Clockwork Immortality
Released Dec 5th, 2018 on Victor Entertainments

The Crusade [Official Video]

Taken from the EP: Battle Against Damnation
Released Jun 6th, 2018 on Victor Entertainments

Shadowmaker [Official Video]

Taken from the album: Awakening From Abyss (US Edition)
Released Oct 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

This anthem has the lot, 6 awesome minutes of the girls rocking out, soaring vocals, amazing solos and a fist tight backing from the drum and bass section. On Shadowmaker, the band are firing on every cylinder they’ve got and if you needed any more proof that Lovebites have arrived, then this is it!

The music for Shadowmaker was written by Mi-ya and together with the band, they took care of the arrangement. The lyrics, which were written and sung in English by lead vocalist extraordinaire, Asami, have been added to the Youtube page for the song.

Don’t Bite The Dust [Official Video]

Taken from the EP: The Lovebites EP (US Edition)
Released Aug 31st, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

Japanese all girl hard rock band Lovebites release their first full-length video for the track Don’t Bite The Dust taken from their debut EP, The Lovebites EP. With Don’t Bite The Dust, the Tokyo quintet show their musicality, versatility, humour and bite. The song lyrics are also in English so get on board and give a listen to Lovebites.