On April 4th, the new Anime series „Endride“ will start airing on Japanese TV – and it’s theme song will be Luna Sea’s new song „Limit“.
The TV Edit of „Limit“ will be available for download on all common japanese services, including iTunes, starting from April 3rd!
You can listen to a part of it in the „Endride“ trailer here!
Source: Official Luna Sea Website
Posted: March 28th, 2016
Huge surprise!! X Fans are used to long waits and announcements appearing out of nowhere – but this time the news we had awaited for years had been announced!
Eventually, both the New X JAPAN Album and dates for the Japan Tour have been revealed!!
The new album will be named „SURVIVE“, like one of the songs on the tracklist and will be released globally via iTunes on August 10th. There will be a physical release as well, in a couple of different editions, e.g. a Japan-only and overseas version. Apparently, there will also be a special limited edition of just 2000 copies, but details have yet to be announced.
More details will be released during an announcement on May 21th, 6pm (JST) which will be livestreamed on Yoshiki’s Ustream account!
There is also a message from Yoshiki:
„Dear fans, I am terribly sorry for letting all of your wait for so long. Ever since 2010, we have been struggling to put together a new X JAPAN album which will blow your mind. You know that we’ve been through a lot and had to overcome several difficulties. However, finally we made it and you will be able to listen to our new album “SURVIVE” soon!! Additionally there will be a Japan-wide tour, followed by another world tour. I can’t wait to see all of you again!
We have survied all that and we will never give up! Nothing is impossible!
Thank you for your endless support, we love you all!!! ”
X JAPAN New Album
August 10th 2015
• The Last Song – Chapter II
• Beneath the Skin
• Hero (X JAPAN Rock Version)
• Kurenai (English Version)
• Scarlet Love Song
• Rusty Nail (English Version)
• Born to be free
• Without You
• Bonus Disc: Art of Life – Extended Special Version 73:15 min (Special Edition Album only)
X JAPAN Japan Tour „全身全霊“ („Zenshin Zenrei“ means „With whole body and soul“)
• Fukuoka – Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome
August 22th 2015
• Osaka – Kyocera Dome Osaka
August 29th 2015
• Nagoya – Nagoya Dome
September 7th 2015 2015
• Sapporo – Sapporo Dome
September 11th 2015
Tour Final at TOKYO DOME 2-Days
„Night of Frustration“
September 19th 2015
„Night of Determination“
September 20th 2015
This is an April Fools’ Day Joke! None of these things are true. ;)
Posted: April 1st, 2015
Some people never seem to rest: Despite having been busy with Luna Sea’s 25th Anniversary Tour and various other projects during the last months, Sugizo found time to take part in the „Pod Tune“ project.
„Pod Tune“ is an album featuring whalesong and man-made ambient sound, carefully woven together by artists from all over the world. All funds rised by the sale of the album will go to organizations commited to protect the whales and oceans.
Posted: March 24th, 2015
HEAVENS, the band consisting of the members from TAIJI with HEAVENS, will perform a live show at the end of the month and will play an unreleased song of TAIJI with HEAVENS named “The Virgin”. They will give out CDs of the song in which TAIJI’s bass playing is recorded to participants at the show. You can listen to a part of it here.
TAIJI with HEAVENS PRESENTS
HEAVENS LIVE2015 “Rebirth of Heavens”
– Date: February 28th, 2015
– Time: Open: 18:30 / Start: 19:00
– Venue: LIVE SPACE Tora Tora Tora
– Ticket: 2,000 yen (Advance) / 2,500 yen (At door)
TAIJI with HEAVENS was formed by TAIJI and DAI (Vocal) in 2006. After RYUTARO (Guitar) and TAKANARI (Drums) joined them, they formally started their activities. In 2010, they released their first mini album “TAIJI with HEAVENS” and energetically performed live shows. After RYUTARO resigned in 2011, the band decided to have twin guitars with TOKIYA and HAL, and was supposed to perform a live show in Korea but it had to be canceled because of the East Japan Earthquake. After TAIJI passed away, the other members have been performing a memorial concert every year.
Source: DAI Official Website
Posted: February 17th, 2015
Toshi will release the new single “Gunjyo no Yugure” (meaning “ultramarine dusk”) on March 25th.
Apparently, the lyrics of the song express a challenge to a new life of a man who is approaching the final phase of life, comparing it to the scenery of the mountains turning ultramarine and the reddened sky at dusk in Hokkaido, and Toshi sang it identifying his own life with it.
The CD will also contain “Mirai wo EYE shiteru”, originally released last June, and will be accompanied with a DVD containing “made in HEAVEN” recorded at the live show held at Zepp DiverCity last August.
Source: Toshl Official Website
Posted: January 22nd, 2015