Former X JAPAN Bassist's TAIJI WITH HEAVEN'S - Video Footage From First Ever Live Show Available

April 19, 2010, 4 years ago

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Former X JAPAN / former LOUDNESS bassist Taiji Sawada's new project, dubbed TAIJI WITH HEAVEN'S, played their first ever live show in Tokyo, Japan at Meguro Live Station on March 26th. Digest footage from the gig is available below. A review of the show (in English) and pictures are available here. The band's setlist on the night was as follows: 'Keep The Faith' 'Warning' 'Freeze' 'Merry-Go-Round' 'Blood In Blood' - Ryutaro guitar solo - 'Wish' 'The Virgin' (new song) 'Killer' (new song) - encore - 'Miscast' (X JAPAN) 'Smells Like Teen Spirit (NIRVANA) 'Keep The Faith' Taiji With Heaven's live schedule is currently as follows: May 4 - Club Drop - Osaka, Japan The band released their self-titled debut EP on January 13th in their native Japan. Audio samples can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. The EP tracklist as follows: 'Keep The Faith' 'Merry Go Round' 'Warning' 'Blood In Blood' 'Wish' 'Freeze' BW&BK scribe Carl Begai recently caught up with Sawada to discuss his new band. Fired from X in 1992, Sawada was snapped up by Loudness and went on to record one album and a live record with the band before departing in 1994. He offered the following on his Loudness experience: “Akira Takasaki (guitars) asked me to join when I was fired from X. It truly blew me away since Loudness was my favorite band of all time. If I would have to give you reasons for leaving I’d have to write a book about it. The time and experiences I spent with Loudness were just incredible. I cannot express my gratitude in words. I still benefit from what I’ve learned from them in all aspects of my life. I thank them from bottom of my heart.” Go to this location for the complete interview, which also features discussion on X Japan and Taiji With Heaven's debut EP.

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