BY JOE YOKOMIZO | 2016/02/09
This is the number of the Beast. There is a strong connection between rock music and satanic image, and that connection was much stronger before than now. Every metal fans the do corna* sign. I have liked metal music since the beginning, and then started to be interested in horror through metal music.
When I started my solo activity, I would like to create something Beast-related. This is because when I was a boy, I had this rock image and I would like to portray that style even now. Then, I started thinking about how I can approach this style, using what kind of CD jacket design and which title is suitable with my childhood rock image. I came up with the idea of using ‘666’ when I think of what kind of title I would envy someone else for using.
From then on, if I choose to use a number, I use ‘6’. However, I think now it became more natural for my staffs to prepare everything using ‘6’ and they were like ‘because you like number ‘6’, right?’ (laugh). Of course I do not dislike ‘6’.
「ROUTE 666」L’Arc〜en〜Ciel (2000)
『666』 HYDE (2003)
Tour 「VAMPS LIVE 2015-16 -JOINT 666-」(2015〜2016)
*Corna: the sign of the horns, formed by extending the index and little fingers while holding the middle and ring fingers down with the thumb.
Translation by: Yumi
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