Japanese gothic rock band Yousei Teikoku delivered a selection of their hardest-rocking songs and anime hits (from Tokyo ESP, Future Diary, Qwaser of Stigmata) at A-Kon 27 in Dallas on June 3, 2016.
At the show’s climax, after leading the excited audience of over 2000 fans in a militaristic call-and-response of fan-favorite “Patriot Anthem”, Yousei Teikoku surprised the crowd by launching into a few minutes of legendary Texas metal band Pantera’s “Mouth for War” from 1992’s classic Vulgar Display of Power. “We wanted to play something special for this audience, for this show, that no one else would be able to experience, and we wanted to show respect to our Texas audience, too,” commented band guitarist Takaha Tachibana.
After performing an encore of their latest single, “Disorder”, Yousei Teikoku signed autographs for nearly 2 hours, meeting fans who traveled from as far as Australia to see the band perform live and gain access to the elusive lead singer, Her Highness Yui, who commanded allegiance from the stage with shouts of the band’s slogan “Das Feenreich!”
A-Kon 27 – June 3, 2016
1. D Chronicle
3. Kyusei Argyros
4. Senketsu no Chikai
5. Yamiiro Corsage
6. Shadow Corps
7. Astral Dogma
9. Patriot Anthem
– special: Mouth for War
10. Kuusou Mesorogiwi
Photo Credit: David Cirone / Resonance Media
Yousei Teikoku appeared at A-Kon 27 by arrangement with EN Entertainment.
ABOUT YOUSEI TEIKOKU
Yousei Teikoku (“Fairy Empire”) is a Japanese heavy metal band whose music mixes gothic rock, metal, electronic, and classical music with themes of fantasy and power. Their work includes 15 songs for anime series and video game soundtracks including Future Diary, Magical Pokan, Innocent Venus, Kurokami: The Animation, The Qwaser of Stigmata, Mai-HiME, Valiant Knights and Tokyo ESP. Yousei Teikoku’s latest album, SHADOW CORPS[e], was released in 2015.