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Yoshiki Dedicates TV Performance With Orchestra To Late Band Members

When we last discussed the great Yoshiki here on PiercingMetal.com, it was to alert you to his Classical show being broadcast on PBS (discussed HERE if you missed it). More than a month has passed since the show broadcast but I think you can find it On Demand depending on what your local cable provider lets you access and now some great news about another unique performance. Read on down to the press release I recently received.

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI gave special performances of the songs “Endless Rain” and “Anniversary” and was interviewed on NHK World’s premiere episode of the show “SONGS OF TOKYO,” which debuted worldwide this week (April 22, 2019). Watch YOSHIKI on NHK’s “Songs of Tokyo” episode (link avail. through June 27, 2019): HERE.

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“Anniversary,” the concerto composed by YOSHIKI for the 10th anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s reign, was performed for the first time in full on national Japanese television. NHK World reaches 300 million viewers in over 160 countries, and YOSHIKI, backed by an orchestra for the special event, dedicated the song to the transition between the Heisei and Reiwa eras. Read more about Japan’s historic transition to the new Imperial Era of Japan starting May 1, 2019 HERE.
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X Japan Announce “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe Live in Japan 2018

The Press Release:
YOSHIKI announced X JAPAN’s new tour “X JAPAN Live in Japan 2018 Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe” on his Yoshiki Channel broadcast on August 19th, with ticket pre-sales for the September 28-30 dates beginning immediately after the program aired.

With an expected audience of 100,000 fans, announcing the three-day event just one month in advance is a bold move made possible by X JAPAN’s international popularity. Normally an event of this magnitude would be announced up to one year ahead of time.

“I had a lot of personal conflicts, both mentally and physically after surgery, and I wasn’t sure about these shows until the very last minute,” said YOSHIKI, talking about the concerts on Yoshiki Channel live from Los Angeles. “But I think we should try to move forward. We’ll decide the future of the band based on these concerts.”


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X Japan: Premiere Official Trailer For Award-Winning Music Doc Film “We Are X”

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SXSW is happening next week and sadly I must inform that PiercingMetal will once again NOT be in attendance based on personal time commitments and this year it really bothers me based on so many awesome Metal and Hard Rock related happenings going on. Earlier on Friday evening I received this piece of press about the incredible X Japan who now have a documentary coming called “We Are X” which will be screened during the course of the festival week along with an appearance by Yoshiki. I’ve snagged the whole release and some images along with this trailer for your indulgence so grab a beverage and relax as this is a lengthy one.

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The Press Release:
As X JAPAN prepare for the SXSW Film Festival debut of ‘WE ARE X’–the award-winning, music documentary on the Japanese rock group X JAPAN from Passion Pictures–the trailer exclusively premiered this morning on DEADLINE Hollywood (here). To share the official ‘WE ARE X’ trailer now, go to YouTube (here). ‘WE ARE X’ explores the evolution, groundbreaking history and hopeful future of the land of the rising sun’s most culturally significant and iconic rock group. From X JAPAN’s massive success (over 30 million albums, singles and videos sold) and sold-out tours worldwide, ‘WE ARE X’ chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of this legendary quintet who continue to tour the world performing sold-out shows to massive arenas in 16 countries throughout the U.S. and Europe.
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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2014: Day 2 – Part 4 (10/10/2014)

Hello there my fine readers and welcome back. You have made it to yet another chapter of the NY Comic Con adventures for the 2014 Event. If you have been here before over the last few days its nice to see you once again and if you are only now just joining us “where have you been? You are late to the program” HAHAHA. That said lets get right on down to business as I present to you the final installment for the Day Two visuals that were captured by the PiercingMetal Camera. This year I have been really posting a lot on the Official Instagram for PiercingMetal and if you are using that network please consider following us HERE because there are different images to enjoy in addition to these. Let’s start the adventuring with this cool Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD Cosplay.

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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2014: Day 1 – Part 2 (10/9/2014)

Hey gang, welcome back to our explorations into the NY Comic Con for 2014; This is our second chapter from the Day One stuff that I observed and as you might expect I am loving the chance to bring it all to your attention. As mentioned in the previous posting, there are a few more than fifty images this time based on my wanting to keep Day One to three chapters. Continuing along here are the photos that the beautiful Cosplayer Jessica Nigri was selling and signing for her fans.

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