Japanese rock band X Japan took home the award for Best International Band Wednesday night at the Golden Gods Awards, after becoming the first Asian band to ever be nominated America’s biggest hard rock awards show..
X Japan beaten out internationally acclaimed 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 f*cking love you.”Held at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, the fourth annual Golden Gods awards handed out 11 awards Wednesday night. Other winners included Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Korn, and Evanescence. The Black Carpet and Show was broadcasted on XBox 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.
X Japan is one of the most successful rock bands in Japanese history. The group plans to release their first English language album and is currently scheduling their next world tour.
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