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Important / Re: Announcements: new staff & other stuff
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:16:26 PM »
Yay for more activity on the forum! Living in the UK now rather than Aus, so the likelihood of me making an X-Freaks meet up is WAY more likely. ;p

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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:45:30 AM »
- When X Japan album comes out, VUK album will also come out.

On one hand this comment makes me think " so, never? ;p" buuuuut after over a decade, I'm staying optimistic!

Definitely think the extra 4 songs will be instrumental/short pieces.

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General chat / Re: Yoshiki channel new year's recording with X Japan
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:16:55 AM »
Is the concerns regarding Heath and Yoshiki to do with the management issues/Heath potentially leaving the band in 2009?

Ive been a fan of the band for a decade and a half (pre-reunion) and in that time I have never even thought about Heath and Yoshiki's friendship/relationship. Always seemed like a hired gun sort of relationship in comparison to the other members...

My brief googling of it today only bought up fan fiction... :|

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:38:21 AM »
It's 98% complete and coming out soon! ;)

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Sugizo / Re: Sugizo ft. Toshi - Phoenix (new song)
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:49:14 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Teemeah! :D Jumping on spotify as we speak to have a listen.

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General chat / Re: 10 best X-Japan songs according to Yoshiki
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:36:05 AM »
Natural marketing move to pump the "new songs" when promoting the soon to be released album.

I really quite enjoyed his comments about Drain! It is hard to believe ghe song was released in '96. Never thought in the late 00's that Drain would be one of the songs that doesn't sound 'dated' a few decades later.

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General chat / If Yoshiki can't play drums...
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:51:47 AM »
Let's say worst case scenario and Yoshiki can't play drums anymore
..

Do you think they'd be the possibility of him running around (or limping around) with a guitar for the songs he doesn't play piano on, ala Extasy/hide memorial summits? He does have a signature guitar, or can use one of the hide love heart ones...

Which could then lead to Shinya filling in on drums?! He's already played with Toshi in the brainwashing days, and he played drums at the hide memorial summit for X!!!!

Just a bit of speculative banter... ;)

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Other Bands / Re: The Guns N'Roses Topic !
« on: June 14, 2017, 01:44:23 PM »
I saw them in Adelaide a few months ago and it was an absolutely brilliant gig.

Nostalgic as all fuck. Axl was in incredible form, and they were 15 mins early; the crowd was still piling in when It's so easy started!

I really enjoyed seeing Richard Fortus on stage. He nailed all the Chinese Democracy stuff and also has great chemistry with the audience, Duff and Slash.

While lots of people say that it isn't a real reunion without the original 5, Adler wouldn't last the whole gig, and who knows when Izzy would bail the tour anyway. Frank is a machine on the drums, Dizzy is Dizzy, and Melissa has a fantastic voice (and is cute as fuck)

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Yoshiki / Re: Impending postponement/delay
« on: May 15, 2017, 07:51:46 AM »
Teemeah, oh how I wish you discovered this band in the forums 'glory days', you would have loved it here! I have to admit I have been getting quite nostalgic reading over some of the old re-opened subforums and topics, and cringing over some of my teenage thoughts and band obsessions. :/

I think it was October 2014 when I first heard a decent HD rip of Beneath the Skin, and for some reason it changed my previous  mentality from "Release the fucking album already god damn it, I can't deal with another Chinese Democracy scenario in my delicate state" to 'Ah well, whatever singles or leaks that have and will come out are actually better than a reunion of your favourite angsty teenage band never occurring". I still remember the excitement 10 years ago of the murmurs of Toshi and Yoshiki talking again. Of searching for hundreds of different downloads of I.V., of finding dodgy low-def streams to the 3 night reunion concerts which would cut-out every few minutes... But now, 10 years later, like many long-termers on this forum, I've gone through every possible emotion waiting on the release of this album so many people thought would never be released, from a band that literally came into and changed my life for the better at a time when (as a massively fucked up kid) I needed something to be absorbed by.

Whilst I've travelled the world, fallen in love, built a house and all the things that come along with that, part of me regrets not ever seeing X (or even just Yoshiki or Toshi) in concert. To be transformed away for just a few hours with a band which literally saved me and changed my life (yes, soppy, but who gives a fuck, music has that effect on people) is something I've always wanted with this band. But, as other people have mentioned, I don't have the time, money or lack of responsibilities to travel half way across the globe, at great expense, for a 50/50 chance of seeing a gig which, if it doesn't occur, I won't be able to afford to see again. So I completely understand people's anger about last minute cancellations.

So for the next decade, I guess I'll just keep checking this forum, and not be disappointed when more gigs and cancelled and the album keeps getting pushed back... But I sure as hell am gonna be analysing the fuck out of whatever 2 or 3 songs that get leaked or 'unplugged released' over that time! :D

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Albums/Singles / Re: "WE ARE X (Movie)" Original Soundtrack
« on: March 03, 2017, 12:44:49 AM »
Soundtrack's on spotify too! :D

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Albums/Singles / Re: "WE ARE X (Movie)" Original Soundtrack
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:52 AM »
I got goosebumps too. The vulnerability in ToshI's voice is just something else... The 9 year wait for the song almost feels worth it! ;)

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General chat / Re: X Japan song in consideration for Oscar
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:42:36 AM »
Don't forget Pata co-wrote Wriggle too Kasumi! Only the most important and non-filler track off Dahlia! ;)

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General chat / Re: I.V. hide guitar track
« on: December 13, 2016, 11:43:17 AM »
Only thing is Wick, Sugizo wasn't a member of the band when the I.V. single was recorded.

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General chat / Re: Visual Japan Summit 2016 Announced!
« on: July 26, 2016, 04:56:43 AM »
Cheers for sharing the news. So... Pata must be getting better...?

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Yoshiki / Re: Lady's X
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:44:41 AM »
'sigh'.

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General chat / Re: We Are X Doc Promo Poster Revealed!
« on: January 25, 2016, 10:20:53 AM »
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/we-are-x-sundance-review-858743     interesting review! Pretty much summaries the 'Yoshiki focus' which a lot of other people have mentioned.

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General chat / Re: New Single Soon
« on: November 06, 2015, 04:03:09 AM »
... Any bets on it'll be delayed? ;)

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General chat / Re: New Single Soon
« on: November 04, 2015, 03:55:56 AM »
So the single is out in 2 days! Is anyone aware if it will be released on Spotify that day too?

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General chat / Re: New Single Soon
« on: October 13, 2015, 01:52:44 PM »
The drums sound great, and as returner emphasized, you can definitely hear the 'edginess' that Yoshiki has been talking about... But... The simplicity of the guitars when they kick in has bothered me since they started playing BTBF live. It just sounds so amateurish, which is infuriating because the rest of the song which follows doesn't sound like a six year old playing a riff with one string. I prefer Jade (and what shitty live recordings of Beneath the Skin are floating around) to BTBF, but BTBF is definitely an improvement over I.V. and Yoshiki's new (new? 2010?! Ha!) edgy style.

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News / Re: Surprise news: X JAPAN to take part at Lunatic Fest
« on: June 28, 2015, 02:16:32 PM »
Thanks for posting the fan report! Hopefully some footage starts creeping through over the next few days... :)

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News / Re: Surprise news: X JAPAN to take part at Lunatic Fest
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:45:07 PM »
Does anyone have any links to any footage from the festival? I've tried my best and found nothing so far!

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News / Re: Surprise news: X JAPAN to take part at Lunatic Fest
« on: June 27, 2015, 01:45:09 PM »
(Intro)
Jade
Rusty Nail
Kurenai
(Unknown) (new song w/ audience chorus recorded for upcoming album)
Wish  (LUNA SEA cover) (partial piano tease)
Endless Rain
Born to Be Free
X
Tears

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News / Re: Surprise news: X JAPAN to take part at Lunatic Fest
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:38:34 PM »
So is the 'Lunacy opening band' just going to be Luna Sea kitted out in old school visual kei gear? :/

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News / Re: XDAY, Video Message, Japan Expo and Hyper Japan...
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:33:28 PM »
Do you think 'Kiss the sky' will have a guitar solo? ;)

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Yoshiki / Challenge Yoshiki (Sia - Chandelier)
« on: March 21, 2015, 05:49:13 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=osuWCk5DOO0                       Not sure if anyone has seen this yet!

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I'm in Japan mid-late April. If an album/tour gets announced after I get back, I will actually cry. :p

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X JAPAN World Tour / Re: X Japan at MSG 10.11.2014
« on: October 12, 2014, 02:03:31 AM »
No surprises on the setlist... Anyone know how big/empty the crowd is?

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I fly home from Sydney just in time for the concert to start so hopefully there is a good stream! :D

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