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Community / Matrix Server
« on: July 12, 2020, 01:12:23 PM »
Hello guys, as you all know we currently have a discord server related to X-Freaks. (https://discord.gg/MHt97qH)

Unfortunately as of late, Discord has been moving in a direction in which a lot of people dislike. They more and more limit freedom of expression and impose on the user's privacy.

I decided to create an X-Freaks matrix server, it works exactly like discord with the exception that it is end to end encrypted (better than discord). This is not supposed to be a migration, but in case discord ever takes our server down or there are complications, a migration might happen if the users decide to, and this gives us that option.

This is the url: https://matrix.to/#/+xfreaks:matrix.hatsnp.xyz
You can use this client: https://riot.im/

This matrix server is self hosted so there's no danger of censorship or limitation of freedom of speech and should only be used as a last resort.

Kind Regards,


Heath / Re: Why Heath no longer provides support vocals?
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:49:06 PM »
I really wonder if it was his decision or Yoshiki's. We know that Mr. Y can be really picky when it comes to vocals ("Your english is not good enough") so we can't remove that hypothesis from the table, but imo, I think it's more likely that it was his decision.

Hello, I moved this topic back to Trade because it was originally moved to merchandise wrongly. Sorry for the disturbance  :)

This topic has been moved to X Japan related.

We moved it because it was incorrectly moved the last time.


Yoshiki / Re: Announcement?
« on: August 02, 2019, 08:41:12 AM »
Quote from: WeekEnder
Tbh yoshiki completely destroyed my belief that japanese people  are generally sincere and hate pushing deadlines and stuff.

I don't think you should feel this way about Japanese People. Most of them are still like that and very professional. Yoshiki is now more an American than a Japanese with all that L.A. ideas and mentality that he has stuck in him. Or else he wouldn't even want to be mainstream like all those shitty pop artists, and instead would just release and make music because he enjoys it. Like most Japanese artists do.

Yoshiki / Re: Announcement?
« on: August 01, 2019, 09:31:34 AM »
Hmmm, a mysterious announcement. I'm not getting album vibes though, but I'm crossing my fingers for a concert in Europe.

My wallet is not ready yet  ;D

Offtopic / Re: books
« on: July 17, 2019, 10:52:53 AM »
What a great choice Kasumi. Dostoyevsky is great and I also intend to read Crime and Punishment in the near future. I've gotten many recommendations on how good it is  ;D

I'm currently reading "Blindness"(Ensaio sobre a Cegueira in portuguese) by José Saramago, a portuguese writer who won the nobel prize of literature. I recommend the book to everyone, it's really good  :)

Also finished Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion last week and recommend for all sci-fi fans  :)

Other Bands / Re: New Malice Mizer Blu-ray
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:54:42 PM »
It's okay, blu ray is even better  ;D

Damn, that version is quite expensive indeed, specially taking into account the import tax

Other Bands / Re: New Malice Mizer DVD
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:13:06 PM »
This is awesome, the quality is so great. I haven't bought a live DVD in a long time but now I'm tempted  ;D
There's just something to Malice Mizer melodies that's hard to find somewhere else.

Taiji / Re: Happy Birthday Taiji
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:22:26 PM »
Happy Birthday Taijiiiiiiii  ;D


Most skilled musician X ever had

Community / Re: Forum Meeting
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:39:44 PM »
For me it's a bit hard this year, since I recently made some purchases and now I'm on money saving mode, but I'm up for it maybe start of next year.

Covers / Re: Kurenai - Show-ya cover (all female band)
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:29:58 PM »
We rediscovered this band and cover again yesterday, and since the past link is down, I thought I would re-link :D

Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki on NHK World "SONGS OF TOKYO"
« on: May 03, 2019, 02:29:00 PM »
I think it's a bit lame for NHK World to use playback on his performance of Anniversary. Lunatic pointed this out and when compared to the studio version, it sounded very, very similar. I'm sure it's not Yoshikis fault as most of the times this things are dictated by the channel. Besides that, it's always nice to see Yoshiki interviews, or any X member.

Albums/Singles / Re: 30th anniversary BLUE BLOOD
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:35:02 PM »
Ok let me get this straight.. you guys are mad that the same material keeps getting played at concerts... but you're also criticizing the band (and in one instance a single member specifically- of course) for not pursuing a concert dedicated to a 30 year old album? What a lame, dated idea zzzzzzzzz

The two things are not connected. There's a difference between an Anniversary concert or tour and a regular album release/tour. Big Big difference.
Most bands who do this play the album in its full and then also play new songs.
Not even to mention that we haven't heard some songs from Blue Blood live in many, many years.

Also, we were never 'mad' about anything related to the band, dunno why jump directly to those accusations with that condescending way of writting.

Albums/Singles / Re: 30th anniversary BLUE BLOOD
« on: April 21, 2019, 02:52:19 PM »
I think that it's possibly their best album overall, it's their signature sound and it's great. Has some of the best songs in their repertoire too.

I just wish other members were like Pata and also cared about the celebration of it, even if just for a concert playing throughout the entire album, would be great.

« on: April 20, 2019, 08:42:02 PM »
Hello everyone, we are starting Kurenight today at 8PM UTC and we'll be watching:

Offtopic / Re: I had a dream. It had X in it.
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:30:12 PM »
That's a sad but awesomse dream! The first part was really funny too, X Japan playing at a beer festival  ;D
I do wonder if X Japan would start doing stuff if Yoshiki wasn't in charge

Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:57:15 PM »
On his dream collaboration choices, Yoshiki revealed that at the moment, he is working on great music with his friend, Marilyn Manson."

This is also quite sad because I bet we're gonna see Yoshiki with MM sooner than we'll see anything X related...

« on: February 10, 2019, 07:48:07 PM »
Kurenight today will start at 20:10 UTC. Everyone is welcomed to join. We will be watching Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind  :)

The link is: https://www.rabb.it/s/6ziizm

Other Bands / Re: HYDE
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:21:55 AM »
I also think that the part about seeing the sun rising is also because Japan is called "The Land of the Rising Sun". Like we can also see in their Imperial flags. Nippon and Nihon also translate to "The Sun's Origin" often translated to "The Land of the Rising Sun.

This is the rising sun

Offtopic / Re: Fashion series: the Who Wore It Better thread
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:31:30 PM »
No sarcasm :) Toshi is absolutely the most stylish of all the Japanese musicians ;D without a doubt. Who else has all jackets and shirts with bling?   ;D

Forum Games / Re: Things, that pissed you off today
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:28:08 PM »
My boss pissed me off yesterday. He likes to call people idiots (When they have ideas that he proves wrong), and apply his superiority complex on people, specially just as they leave the room so they don't hear it. Thankfuly (or not) he didn't do this to me yet. If he ever does I'm gonna talk back and not hold myself in my words. People like him need to learn respect towards others and a bit of humbleness too. When this usually happens I just listen to some Cannibal Corpse or Pantera to cool it off

Offtopic / Re: Fashion series: the Who Wore It Better thread
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:48:53 PM »
I'm speechles... I don't know what to say  ;D Toshi has the most style of them all, as usual  :D

Offtopic / Re: The Visual Kei Bad Styling Awards 2018
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:36:02 PM »
I think this is definetely a worthwhile outfit to be posted here. Nb favourite musician, Gackt in his bunny outfit  ;D

I definetely agree that toshi deserves number one spot. He's the most bling of them all. I mean, who wouldn't want to have a studded jacket on both sides?  :P

Offtopic / Re: What is NEW about YOU?
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:01:17 PM »
That's great news. I'm glad that everything with your fathers surgery went well and I wish him the best recovery possible.

Getting a raise is always awesome  ;D You're in an excellent path to progress your career in a great way, I'm really happy for you  :)

I'm not gonna forget that  ;D I'll call in the year 2059 to get my jet ticket  ;D

Other Bands / Re: Get The X Freaks Into Your Jam
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:46:52 PM »
One of my recent (last year) finds is RADWIMPS. They did the soundtrack for Kimi No Na Wa and they fit amazingly in the movie. Since the movie had a very emotional story, whenever I listen to them sing the soundtrack now, it gives a bit of the feels. They are also great musicians for the genre of music that they do. Here's one of their songs, played live.

Another one of my Japanese Jams is Nobuo Uematsu. He does the soundtracks for various games, specially Final Fantasy games. I haven't completed or played much Final Fantasy yet, but I'm a great fan of the soundtracks. And he's a genius in my opinion. He writes some of the most beautiful melodies.

Offtopic / Re: Favourite song lines
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:32:35 PM »
All the lyrics in Art of Life

When night falls
She cloaks the world
In impenetrable darkness
A chill rises
From the soil
And contaminates the air
Life has new meaning - Burzum - Dunkelheit

Døyr fe, døyr frender——————————————-Cattle die, kinsmen die
Døyr sjølv det sama——————————————--You yourself will also die
men ordet om deg aldreg døyr——————————but the word about you will never die
vinn du et gjetord gjevt—————————————--if you win a good reputation
Døyr fe, døyr frender ——————————————--Cattle die, kinsmen die
Døyr sjølv det sama———————————————-You yourself will also die
Eg veit et som aldreg døyr————————————I know one that never dies
dom om daudan kvar——————————————-the reputation of those who died

Quote from Håvamål -- The High Ones Speech, Poetic Edda, used in Wardruna - Helvegen

A dream that only drowned me
Deep in sorrow, wondering why
Oh come let us adore him
Abuse and then ignore him
No matter what, don't let him be
Let's feed upon his misery
Then string him up for all the world to see
I'm sick of all you hypocrites
Holding me at bay

And I don't need your sympathy
To get me through the day
Seasons change and so can I
Hold on Boy, No time to cry
Untie these strings, I'm climbing down
I won't let them push me away
Oh come let us adore him
Abuse and then ignore him
No matter what, don't let him be
Let's feed upon his misery
Now it's time for them to deal with me - Dream Theater -  Change of Seasons

Get away, run away, fly away
Lead me astray, to dreamer?s hideaway
I cannot cry ?cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, the whore for the cold world
Forgive me, I have but two faces
One for the world,
One for God save me
I cannot cry ?cause the shoulder cries more
I cannot die, I, a whore for the cold world
Whore for the cold world
Whore for the cold world - Nightwish - Poet and The Pendulum

This is just a taste of the songs lirycally, I think the complete lyrics are amazing and should be enjoyed in the totallity though  ;D I have many more but this were just the ones I remembered in the moment  ;)

Forum Games / Re: What NON X Japan song are you listening to?
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:18:35 PM »
Currently I've been listening to two of my favourite bands. Dream Theater and Nightwish.
Dream Theater have released three new singles, since their new album is debut on the 22nd of this month. Pretty cool singles but I still prefer their older stuff  ;D
I tried to choose a song that's not too long, else I would've picked a Change of Seasons, Ministry of Souls or Octavarium Live, which are the songs that I'm mostly listening to the most at the moment.

On the Nightwish side, I'm listening to a lot of live shows with Floor, their 3rd vocalist, because she's just the best  :)
At the end of this song there's what the fans call 'floorgasm'. I recommend everyone to listen to the song and you'll see what I mean  ;D
This is a very deep and sad song that I've been listening a lot too lately as well. Tuomas (Nightwish non bitchy version of Yoshiki) wrote this song when he was in a deep depression and it saved him from killing himself. (He dies in the song though)

This are lengthy songs but I recommend everyone who likes pretty melodies, metal and good music in general to give them a try.

Other Bands / Re: HYDE
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:32:21 AM »
I think that Zipang is a really good song. It's a good rock ballad that doesn't try to be more than what it is. I like how it feels a bit proggy at times. Like NB said, Yoshiki really left his more recent comfort zone on this one. Gives a bit of a feel of when X-Japan had much, much more prog and symphonic elements to them.

Hopefully the songs on the new X album will be a bit more like this and far less generic rock :)

General chat / Re: RIP X JAPAN
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:03:03 PM »

Coachella is a joke of a music festival in my opinion and mostly features bad, mainstream music. It's not at all targetted to the same musical style and fan bases as X Japan is. If they wanted to gain more following he would push to participate in something like Wacken, the biggest Metal Fest in the world. Which is what X Japan is. Rock and Metal music, not Pop, Rap or similar genres like we can see in Coachella.

Wacken is with very few exceptions an "invitation only" festival and it basically sells out right away.. before the acts of the next year are announced.
Chances for X Japan fans to get tickets would be extremely low. (unless they already had Wacken tickets)
From that POV I would opt against Wacken.
If they play in Europe then I want to see them life and not only on TV   
Yes, I am selfish  ;D ;)

I agree, I would much rather see them play in an arena than in a festival  :D
I also have to agree on wacken, it sells out really quickly so it would be a quick chance, but I think there's always a few acts that are announced before the selling starts (correct me if I'm wrong).
It would still be a decent opportunity since it is streamed and there is a lot of people who watch it. But live is always a different experience. Hope X can do some European tours shows soon though ;D

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