X JAPAN wins “Best International Band” at ‘Golden Gods Award 2012′
On April 11th, rock band X JAPAN won the “Best International Band” award at the music festival, ‘Golden Gods Award 2012‘, in Los Angeles, California.
The ‘Golden Gods Award’ was established back in 2009 by music magazine Revolver, and this marked their 4th time holding the festival. With this, X JAPAN has become the first Asian band to both receive a nomination and to win the award.
Other nominees in the “Best International Band” category included Rammstein from Germany, LacunaCoil from Italy, and Sepultura from Brazil. X JAPAN was chosen among these bands because they’ve been vigorously touring the world since last year, and because leader YOSHIKI composed the official theme song for the Golden Globe Awards.
During the awards ceremony, YOSHIKI thanked their fans saying, “Thank you. Thank you for acknowledging us.” He continued, “Right now, we are finishing up our first worldwide debut album. We are planning on doing another world tour. And also to our beloved fans, thank you so much for your support. We are going to keep on rocking. We love you!”
Source & Photos: Sanspo