J-Rock screamo band Dazzle Vision in new UTAU software

Japanese Vocaloid fan magazine Gekkayo publishes vocalist Maiko download

March 23, 2012 – Japanese hard-rock screamo band Dazzle Vision posted photos on their Twitter account today previewing the release of vocalist Maiko’s voice-synthesized alter-ego. Famous for her “Death Voice,” high-fashion lolita style, and melodic vocals, Maiko and her band-mates recently judged an open-mic “Death Voice” contest outside Shibuya’s fashion landmark 109 building.

Japanese fan magazine Gekkayo has posted a download of Maiko’s voice compatible with the UTAU software. Competing Vocaloid software (from Crypton Future Media) was made famous by characters like Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, and Megurine Luka. In 2009, J-Rock singer Gackt lent his voice talents to become a character for the software Gackpoid.

Dazzle Vision’s new album “Shocking Loud Voice” releases May 4 in Japan.

Dazzle Vision official website

Dazzle Vision Twitter

Gekkayo Online (includes link to download)

Utau Download Site




Popular in the Japanese indies scene for their hard rock sound and Maiko’s alternating melodic/death-voice vocals, Dazzle Vision was formed in June 2003.

Dazzle Vision released their first album “Origin of Dazzle” in November of 2006. Their second album “Camellia Japonica” was released in April 2007, followed by an 11-city tour of Japan. After selling out of the first presses of “Origin of Dazzle” and “Camellia Japonica,” their 3rd album “Crystal Children” hit #1 on HMV’s pre-sale chart and #2 on Tower Records pre-sale chart prior to its official release in November 2008.

In April 2010, Dazzle Vision performed live for 4,000 American fans at Sakura-Con 2010.

Dazzle Vision’s 4th album, “to the next” placed 2nd place on HMV Indies Chart, and 26th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. In 2011, their 5th album “Kirari” achieved 1st place on HMV Indies Chart, 9th place on Tower Record Indies Chart, and 16th place on Amazon’s New Music Chart. The same year, Dazzle Vision became the first screamo band to perform an in-store live at Shibuya’s Tower Records. In June 2011, Dazzle Vision was a featured interview in Japan’s famous music magazine BURRN!

Dazzle Vision’s new album “Shocking Loud Voice” releases May 4 in Japan.