X Japan Take Home ‘Best International Band’ Award at Golden Gods
X Japan, one of Japan’s hottest rock commodities, took home the prize for ‘Best International Band’ last night (April 11) at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
Hand delivered by members of Anthrax, X Japan drummer/leader Yoshiki was on hand to accept the award."Thank you Revolver, thank you so much for recognizing us," said Yoshiki during his acceptance speech. He continued, “Some people might have heard of us, we're from Japan. We toured North America in 2010, and did our first world tour last year.” He went on to tell the crowd that they’re working on finishing up their first English album with a world tour to follow.
As with any great acceptance speech, it ended with Yoshiki thanking the loyal X Japan following, “To our beloved fans, thank you so much for your support, we are going to keep on rocking."
It’s hard to emphasize the success of X Japan in their home country. With monster sales in the 30 million albums range and selling out the Tokyo Dome a record setting 18 times, their popularity is overflowing.
Another testament to their fanbase is X Japan’s inclusion in the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame after beating out a slew of serious contenders from Black Veil Brides to Jane’s Addiction.