Asami, the singer of LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, joined HALESTORM on stage on June 15 at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England to perform the latter group’s Grammy-winning song “Love Bites (So Do I)”. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.
LOVEBITES took its name from the HALESTORM track and Asami has repeatedly cited HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale as an influence.
Last year, LOVEBITES released its sophomore full-length album, “Clockwork Immortality”, via Arising Empire. The disc included 10 new recordings and saw Finnish engineer supremoes Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila return to mixing and mastering duties, respectively. It is the same team responsible for working on releases from CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH and STRATOVARIUS, among many others.
The album’s artwork, featuring a wolf smashing through an hourglass, also saw the return of Spanish creative forces David López Gómez and Carlos Vincente León. The pair had worked on the cover art of LOVEBITES‘s previous two releases, as well as HELLOWEEN‘s 30th-anniversary book “Hellbook” and single “Pumpkins United”.
LOVEBITES consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard).