Long-running Japanese metal band LOUDNESS has just released 25th-anniversary box set in Japan, entitled "Loudness Complete Box" (cover), featuring their complete Columbia Records catalog. The package includes the following albums: "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "The Law Of Devil's Land" (1983), "Disillusion" (Japanese and English versions) (1984), "Thunder In The East" (1985), guitarist Akira Takasaki's solo album "Tusk of Jaguar" (1982), drummer Munetaka Higuchi's solo album "Hakai Gaisen Roku", the "Loudness" and "Eurobounds" DVDs, and a singles CD compilation, entitled "Single Collection", featuring unreleased tracks. All CDs have been remastered and will come in a deluxe box featuring a plastic case and replica tickets.To view the complete track listing, visit Amazon.co.jp. LOUDNESS' latest album, "Breaking the Taboo", was released in December via Tokuma Communications. The band also issued a live DVD, entitled "Loudness in America 06: Live Shocks World Circuit 2006 Chapter 1", on August 23, 2006. The disc features footage from the band's North American tour, which took place in early 2006. Crash Music Inc. released LOUDNESS' "Rockshocks" CD, a collection of re-recorded versions of some of their classic songs from their early years as chosen by the fans. Originally issued in Japan in October 2004 via Tokuma Comunications, the CD includes material from the "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "Law of Devil's Land" (1983), "Disillusion" (1984) and "Thunder In the East" (1985) albums.
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