Japanese gothic metal band YOUSEI TEIKOKU has announced a series of stunning, limited-edition “tarot cards” for fans who purchase their 20th anniversary single, flamma idola, at selected stores in Japan.
Store details on the Lantis official website (Japanese):
The band revealed the mysterious cover art for flamma idola earlier this month, depicting a beautiful but strangely-transformed portrait of YOUSEI TEIKOKU’s lead singer, Empress Yui.
The leader of the Fairy Empire cryptically explained, “Humans adore dolls, dolls adore humans. This deep, hidden longing to transform each other’s essence has persisted since ancient times. Elevating our existence to become both human and doll is our goal with the image of this CD. True subjects of the Fairy Empire will sense the message of the clothing and design displayed herein.”
YOUSEI TEIKOKU returns to the United States for Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon® in Washington, D.C, on August 12.
1. flamma idola
2. Veludo Papilio
3. Naikan Uchu Shisha no Yurikago
4. flamma idola (Instrumental)
5. Veludo Papilio (Instrumental)
6. Naikan Uchu Shisha no Yurikago (Instrumental)
YOUSEI TEIKOKU on iTunes (USA):