We are Lovebites, we play heavy metal
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Lovebites is a Japanese all-female heavy metal band, formed in 2016 by former Destrose members Miho and Haruna. Its lineup consists of Miho on bass, Haruna on drums, Midori and Miyako on guitar, and Asami on vocals. During one rehearsal, the musicians performed „Love Bites (So Do I)“ by Halestorm. Feeling that the song fit well with Asami’s voice, it left an impression on all of the members and they chose Lovebites as the name for their new band. They had their first concert on November 18, 2016 at Tsutaya O-West.
After signing to Victor Entertainment, the group released both their self-titled debut EP and their first album in 2017 before performing their first overseas concerts at the end of the year. With another EP and album released in 2018, Lovebites quickly garnered international attention and won that year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best New Band.
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LOVEBITES – New Album JUDGEMENT DAY
LOVEBITES will release a new 10 Track Album on 22th February 2023. Limited Editions will be available.
CD Judgement Day with 10 brand-new songs
BLU-RAY / DVD with Documentary of Bassist Auditions and Studio Sessions (The Hammer Of Wrath – Golden Destination – Shadowmaker – Bravehearted)
Bonus Instrumental CD – Instrumental versions of 10 songs of the main CD
Lovebites will play live 11th and 12th March 2023 at EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo.
LOVEBITES has announced the addition of new bassist ‘Fami’- 21th Oct 2022
LOVEBITES has announced the addition of new bassist ‘Fami’. To mark the occasion, the band has released its first studio session with its new line-up on YouTube today, featuring fan favourite track ‘Bravehearted’.
Fami is a 20-year-old bass player from Japan who has experience of performing live and working with many artists since her teenage years. She has also produced her own solo album, writing all the music and lyrics, and is experienced in expressing herself as an artist. Her YouTube channel boasts around 650k subscribers and over 58 million views, which she started making content for while she was still in high school.
After a long audition process, we are very pleased to announce that Fami is our new bassist. We would like to thank all of our fans who supported us during our hiatus, as well as all of the bass players and musicians from around the world who participated in the audition. We are now a 5-piece band again, and even stronger and more excited to share our heavy metal music with you again, as well as to see you live at venues as the new LOVEBITES. That day will come along soon, please wait a little while longer.
New Album / Box Set – In The Beginning – The Best of 2017-2021
Glory To The World – Winds Of Transylvania – Golden Destination – Thunder Vengeance – Holy War – Raise Some Hell – When Destinies Align – Swan Song – Rising – M.D.O. – We The United – Empty Daydream – The Crusade – Break The Wall – Under The Red Sky – The Hammer Of Wrath – Shadowmaker – Scream For Me – Don’t Bite The Dust – Edge Of The World – Bravehearted (All Tracks remastered) | MUSIC VIDEOS – Don’t Bite The Dust – Shadowmaker – The Crusade – Rising – When Destinies Align – Golden Destination – Winds Of Transylvania – Winds Of Transylvania (VLADLOVE Version) – Glory To The World – Nameless Warrior (New) CD 3 (Only available on Deluxe Edition & Ultimate Edition) – Instrumental version of CD 1+2 | CD 5 (Only available on Ultimate Edition) – Painkiller (Judas Priest cover)
First ever Lovebites (Secret) Show (4th August 2016)
2016-08-04 – Japan (Secret Show) – Unknown Location – Secret Gig as `Power Slaves’
Setlist: Headhunter (Krokus) – Heavy Metal Thunder (Saxon) – Creeping Death (Metallica) – Overkill (Motörhead) – Battery (Metallica)
Lovebites at Tokyo Big Sight Music Fair
2016-11-06 – Tokyo – Tokyo Big Sight (Fair)
Miho and Midori played at ESP booth from 13:00 – Mi-ya played at Shimamura Gakki booth from 15:00. (No full show)
Lovebites Rehearsal 2016.11.15 with Sena
Rehearsal for first Concert under ‘Lovebites’ name for Girls Band Next Generation 2016.11.18 TSUTAYA O-WEST
asami（Vocals）midori（Guitar）miho（Bass）haruna（Drums）Sena（Support Guitar）mi-ya（Support Guitar & Keyboards)
Live Pics and Setlist from the Show
Miho left Lovebites (17th August 2021)
To all my loving and supportive fans,It was really hard to make this decision, but I have to announce my departure from LOVEBITES as of August 17, 2021. Given the current state of the world, it has made it difficult for me to give my goodbyes in person, so I really apologize for those who are shocked by this sudden announcement. Over the past couple of years, I have been self-reflecting and reconsidering how I can be myself as a musician. When I look back, this period gave me an opportunity to broaden my perspective in both my professional and personal life.
LOVEBITES has been my life since 2016, and it always holds my best memories, especially performing at WACKEN OPEN AIR made one of my dreams come true even though it’s still unreal to me. I couldn’t have done any of these without my bandmates, crew, staff and the undying love and support from fans all across the globe. My words cannot describe how much I want to thank you all for everything. I’m parting ways with the band. However, my spirit for Heavy Metal never dies. Also, LOVEBITES will keep moving forward, so I really hope you all keep giving the same love for their future.
Thank you so much again for all your love and support.Hope to see you again one day soon.
In 2018, Lovebites performed on the Japanese leg of Warped Tour and released their second EP Battle Against Damnation on June 6. Days later, they won the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best New Band. They performed at Wacken Open Air on August 4, becoming the first Japanese all-female rock band to appear at the German festival. They also performed on the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air on August 10, 2018. In November, Lovebites held their first European tour that saw them visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK.
The band released their second album Clockwork Immortality on December 5 in Japan. Limited editions of the album include a DVD or Blu-ray of the concert video Battle in the East, which was recorded on June 28, 2018 at Tsutaya O-East. It was released in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand two days later by Arising Empire, and in the UK by JPU Records on January 18, 2019.
Lovebites was the opening act for Arch Enemy at two shows in Shanghai and Beijing, China on March 23 and 24, 2019. In June, they performed at the Download Festival in both Donington, UK and Madrid, Spain and at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Their set at Donington was cited by its organizers and Metal Hammer as one of the festival’s highlight performances, including when Asami joined Halestorm on stage to sing her band’s namesake song, which she had also done earlier at Download Festival Japan on March 21.
On July 10, Lovebites released their first standalone concert video and live album, Daughters of the Dawn – Live in Tokyo, recorded on January 27, 2019 at Mynavi Blitz Akasaka. They were a support act on DragonForce’s UK tour throughout the first half of November, and opened for Halestorm in Tokyo on December 2. The band’s third studio album, Electric Pentagram, was released on January 29, 2020. It was set to be supported by a seven-date Japanese tour from February 14 to April 12, but the last three concerts were postponed until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. On July 22, Lovebites released their second standalone concert video and live album, Five of a Kind – Live in Tokyo 2020, recorded on February 21, 2020 at Zepp DiverCity.
They released their third album, Electric Pentagram, in 2020, and it reached number 9 on the Oricon chart, becoming their highest-charting to date. They performed at Wacken Open Air on August 4, becoming the first Japanese all-female rock band to appear at the German festival.
Lovebites wrote the song “Winds of Transylvania” to be used as the opening theme of the anime series Vlad Love and were named an official ambassador for the series. The band members appear in the anime’s opening credits, which also features Vlad Love‘s fictional characters performing the song in a sequence that the animators based on the band’s. A CD including “Winds of Transylvania” and the three other themes of the anime was released at Ichigo Animation’s CulZone stores on January 9, 2021.
Lovebites’ sold out national Ride for Vengeance Tour was set to take place between January 24 and March 5, 2021, but the first three shows have been postponed following the Japanese government’s declaration of a second state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band release their third EP Glory, Glory, to the World, which they recorded during the pandemic, on March 10,2021. LOVEBITES unleash the new live Blu-ray/DVD/2CD “HEAVY METAL NEVER DIES – LIVE IN TOKYO 2021” on September 29. It was recorded at Tokyo Dome City Hall on March 26 and features the entire show with 18 songs incl. 7 songs never played live.
On August 17, 2021, bassist Miho announced her departure from the band. The other members and their staff had held “countless meetings to find a way for her to stay,” but ultimately decided to respect her decision. As a result, Lovebites temporarily suspended all activities, but assured fans that they will return. Between September 10–26, the band accepted votes via social media to help decide the tracklist of their first “best of” album. In the Beginning – The Best of 2017–2021 will be released on December 22, 2021. The two-disc compilation will feature remastered versions of 21 songs, an additional disc containing all of their music videos, and one new track, which was the last song recorded before Miho left the band.
After the departure of bassist Miho in August 2021, LOVEBITES went on hiatus for a while. In order to find a new bassist, the band held auditions in April 2022, open to all nationalities, ages and genders from around the world. After a long process, Fami was selected as LOVEBITES’ new bassist. Fami is a 20-year-old bass player from Japan who has experience of performing live and working with many artists since her teenage years. She has also produced her own solo album, writing all the music and lyrics, and is experienced in expressing herself as an artist.