Xanvala is a Japanese Rock / Visual Kei band formed in early 2020. According to the band, their music “features a heavy yet melodic sound, in conjunction with dynamic guitar riffs, electronic backings, and powerful vocal lines. The band brings a combination of elements from different influences, without attaching to just one particular style. Under the concept of “messy things are beautiful” and the name XANVALA (pronounced as “zanbala”) carrying the meaning of “disheveled hair”, it goes without saying that headbanging is a must at concerts.”
The band is gearing up to release their debut EP ‘Gayoku’ that will feature a total of 6 songs plus a DVD featuring music videos.
The promotional track, “Hitori butai”, stands out with catchy riffs and a vibrant rhythm combined with the emotional voice of Tatsumi.
In contrast to the ferociously loud single Janome that came out in January, XANVALA presents a brighter sound for this work. Despite this, tracks like “ratchet” or “Tragedy wa gitaisuru” are proof that the aggressive side is still present.
XANVALA has been forced to slow down the pace due to the outbreak of the pandemic, but they are still aiming to reach more areas in Japan as far as the circumstances allow, and of course, hoping to tour internationally in the near future as well. For the time being, the band will be doing a Japanese one-man tour in August that includes Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sendai.
As the curtain rises, witness the act that XANVALA has put on for the world to see!