LOUDNESS Performs Entire 'Thunder In The East' Album In Japan; Setlist Revealed

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS kicked off a four-date tour of Japan on August 26 at Osaka's Namba Hatch focusing on the material that originally appeared on the band's classic 1985 album "Thunder In The East".

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Kimigayo (Japanese national anthem) / Theme Of Loudness Part II
02. Crazy Night
03. Heavy Chains
04. Loudness
05. We Could Be Together
06. To Be Demon
07. Clockwork Toy
08. Black Wall
09. Devil Soldier
10. Run For Your Life
11. The Lines Are Down
12. Get Away
13. Never Change Your Mind
14. No Way Out
15. The Law Of Devil's Land
16. Like Hell
17. In The Mirror
18. Speed
19. Esper

Encore 1:

20. Gotta Fight
21. Road Racer

Encore 2:

22. Ares' Lament
23. Crazy Doctor

Encore3:

24. Hit The Rails

Check out photos below.

Remaining tour dates:

Sep. 03 - Nagoya - Zepp Nagoya
Sep. 05 - Tokyo - Nakano Sun Plaza

"Hit The Rails", the new video from LOUDNESS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "The Everlasting", which came out on May 27 via Tokuma Japan Communications.

LOUDNESS's last tour of Japan focused exclusively on songs from the band's first four albums — "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "Law Of Devil's Land" (1983) and "Disillusion" (1984).

LOUDNESS drummer Munetaka Higuchi passed away on November 30, 2008 following a seven-month battle with liver cancer. He was 49 years old. Higuchi was also the drummer of the rock band LAZY, going by the nickname of Davy. The group disbanded in 1981 and Higuchi co-founded LOUDNESS the same year. LAZY reunited in 1998. Higuchi was also active as a producer, handling artists such as Mari Hamada.

(Thanks: John Michael Inoue)

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