X Japan and Black Veil Brides fans did some serious voting as the bands traded the lead throughout the day and night. After a record number of votes, X Japan defeated Black Veil Brides to earn their fifth victory and entrance into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame, where they join Falling in Reverse and RED.

The band’s path to glory began when they first triumphed over the Swedes of In Flames, which was followed by a win against Jane’s Addiction. After that the band beat out Bush and abused the Used, that brought X Japan to their fifth and final victorious matchup against Black Veil Brides.

X Japan's drummer and leader Yoshiki has sent a message to Loudwire thanking the band's fans for their tremendous support. The entire statement reads as follows:

Thank you so much to Loudwire for giving X Japan a chance to be introduced on this amazing rock site, and to everyone who listened to 'Jade,' liked it, and voted for it. I have great respect for all of the bands we competed against, as well as enormous respect for all of their devoted fans.

And to our beloved X Japan fans -- thank you so much for your endless support.
You are f---ing amazing!
We are so lucky to have you as our family.
Keep on spreading our love throughout the world.
We love you so much!

Love, Yoshiki

X Japan fans have even more to celebrate since the band is in the process of recording their first full-length English-language album. In addition, Yoshiki has composed the theme for this year's Golden Globe Awards. Now that X Japan and their single ‘Jade’ have been preserved in our Cage Match Hall of Fame, who will join them next?

Watch the Video for X Japan’s Cage Match Hall of Fame Song  ‘Jade’