X JAPAN does Japan proud at the Golden Gods Awards Ceremony
On April 11, an unexpected turn of events occurred at the Golden Gods Awards when X JAPAN claimed the Best International Band award, making them not only the first Asian band ever to take a Golden Gods award home, but also to even receive a nomation.
X JAPAN were nominated alongside bands such as RAMMSTEIN(Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy) Sepultura(Brazil) Behemoth(Poland), and Meshuggah(Sweden).
“Thank you Revolver. Thank you so much for recognizing us,” said Yoshiki, leader of X JAPAN, who was present at the ceremony to accept the award. “Some people might have heard of us, we’re from Japan. Well, our band name is X JAPAN. We toured North America in 2010, and did our first world tour last year. Now we are finishing our first worldwide debut album. And we are planning on doing another world tour soon. And to our beloved fans: Thank you so much for your support, we are going to keep on rocking. And we fucking love you.”
Other winners included Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Korn, and Evanescence. The Black Carpet and Show was broadcasted on X Box Live and will be aired again this year on VH1. The show coincided with the opening of the Grammy Museum’s new exhibit, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal, which will run through February 2013.