On Saturday, March 4, X Japan performed their first major show of 2017 on #XDAY at SSE Arena, Wembley, following the release of their feature film documentary We Are X in theaters across the UK. The We Are X Soundtrack (featuring the theme song “La Venus”) was released worldwide on March 3 on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, taking the Number 1 spot in 9 countries on iTunes as well as the #1 position on the UK Rock And Metal Chart, Top 30 on the UK Albums Chart, and Number 3 on the UK Soundtrack Chart.
UK Official Charts (link): http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/rock-and-metal-albums-chart/20170310/112/
The award-winning We Are X made its UK premiere to a sold-out audience at Piccadilly’s Picture House in London on February 28 before launching in UK theaters across the country on March 2, adding to the excitement of the band’s upcoming show 2 days later at Wembley Arena. Fulfilling the band’s promise to return to the UK after last year’s concert had been abruptly cancelled by guitarist Pata’s serious illness, the band held a special CD-signing event at HMV in London on March 3, forcing the shut-down of Oxford Street as over 1000 fans gathered to meet the members of X Japan in person.
[Check out HMV’s photo album of the record-breaking event]
X Japan has created a buzz among UK fans and critics alike with last week’s back-to-back concert, film, and soundtrack events, promising more announcements later this year.
“Their show proves eye-poppingly captivating” — METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE
“Perfection” — POWERPLAY MAGAZINE
“Intoxicatingly triumphant” — METAL TALK
“Fervently mesmeric” — RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE
“X JAPAN deliver a unique, moving experience.” — MY GLOBAL MIND
“Mesmerising, they hover around a magical musical sweet spot” — MUSIC-NEWS
The We Are X Soundtrack is available now worldwide on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings
1. La Venus (Acoustic Version)*
2. Kurenai (from The Last Live)
3. Forever Love
4. A Piano String in Es Dur
6. Crucify My Love
8. Standing Sex (from X Japan Returns)
10. Longing ~Setsubou no Yoru~
11. Art of Life (3rd Movement)
12. Endless Rain (from The Last Live)
13. X (from The Last Live)
14. Without You (Unplugged)*
* New Recording.
Disc 2 – Japan Edition bonus tracks:
1. Rusty Nail (from DAHLIA TOUR FINAL ~Mubou na Yoru~)
2. Forever Love (from The Last Live)
EVERYBODY’S TALKING, NOBODY’S LISTENING TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 24th ON FABRIC RECORDS/SUB SOLDIERS
SELECT NORTH AMERICAN DJ DATES TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 18th
The UK underground cause célèbre turned genre-ambassador Caspa is poised to smuggle dubstep into North America by the crate-full with his debut LP Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listeningz (out November 24th on Fabric Records/Sub Soldiers), along with a string of dates throughout the continent. Already among the most influential and widely recognized dubstep artists his native UK, Caspa made his name with a shockingly consistent streak of celebrated singles and high profile remixes. Including his monster single “The Takeover”, Caspa has delivered notable remixes for Depeche Mode, Miike Snow, Kid Sister and Deadmau5/Kaskade, as well as running the essential Dub Police and Sub Soldiers labels.
Everybody’s Talking will certainly excite the dubstep scholars who have fueled the deafening level of hype surrounding the West London-born DJ. For North American dubstep enthusiasts, who long ago resorted to hunting down bits and pieces of the UK underground phenomenon on peer-to-peer networks and internet message boards, the official domestic release of Caspa’s debut LP will be cause for unfettered excitement. Perhaps most importantly, the album will serve as a whirlwind initiation for North American audiences unfamiliar with the genre’s dark, bass-driven 2-step sound. Ambitiously covering the full spectrum of the genre, the album delivers big room, peak-hour bangers like “Marmite” and “The Takeover” to tracks like the sexed-up, grinding love affair of “Lon-Don City.”
To truly get the dubstep experience, one must see it live. For those who have never witnessed it on a full club soundsystem, there is no better DJ than Caspa to give an introduction.
Bio, music, photos, and more available upon request.
18 Sep 2009 – Symbiosis – San Francisco, CA
19 Sep 2009 – SMOG – Los Angeles, CA
23 Sep 2009 – LPR – New York, NY
24 Sep 2009 – Smart Bar – Seattle, WA
26 Sep 2009 – Submission – Denver, CO
29 Oct 2009 – Nashwa – Asheville, NC
30 Oct 2009 – Crown Room – Portland, OR
31 Oct 2009 – TBA – Calgary, AB
1 Nov 2009 – Wrongbar – Toronto, ON
13 Nov 2009 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
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