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Watch the ‘Sands of Time’ PV in full on Youtube!

If you’ve been camping out on the BOO Forums for the past few days, you’ll definitely have heard of the breaking news (from Sesshy as well :D) of the release of a clip of the Sands of Time pv on Back-on‘s Myspace!

It featured 0:58 minutes of Back-on goodness (splashing water, an hour-glass and slow-motion have never seemed so magical!) but ended so abruptly that the rabid dedicated fans were left wanting more. Our prayers were clearly heard by someone, and who else but the one-and-only gangangan03!

He has uploaded the full Sands of Time PV on to Youtube (thank you!!) and you can watch all 3:21 minutes of it at the link below! (or below the ‘cut’)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhkmXIRx7o

UPDATE 05/01/09 – We have just updated the link to the fansubbed HQ version of the PV as sadly gangangan03‘s video is no longer available. The new video is courtesy of Vanalovas and is subbed by Order of Zeronos.

If you fancy just looking at the screenshots instead, we’ve taken just over 100 stills from the mp4 version of the file. They are now all hosted on our brand new Flickr account! We’ve included some of the pictures below for your convenience, but it’s best to experience the entire ‘PV’ by viewing them all in one go (at the size ‘small’ for optimal quality)

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What do you think of the PV? I personally think it’s one of the best the band have done so far, and it’s very arty in some parts! :) I do love everyone’s outfits (although I wish Icchan had a more ‘complete’ look!) and can’t wait to see some official photos!

UPDATE: With thanks to gangangan03, it turns out that the director of this spectacular PV is none other than Hideaki Sunaga, who also directed the PV for Chain, and has worked with artists such as Dragon Ash, Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi!

Only 10 more days until the big day of the single release! ^^

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Videos clips of BACK-ON Live at Formoz Festival 2007, Taipei, Taiwan!

Back-on recently made their international debut in Asia by performing at the major outdoor rock event Formoz Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, and judging from some of the responses we’ve seen so far (we’re working on collating this!) it was a storming success! :)

I’m fairly certain this is the first outdoor venue that Back-on has performed at (to be continued with their upcoming performance at Anime Evolution in Canada on August 18th 2007!) and many of us would have missed out, save for gangangan03! He has kindly uploaded two video clips of Back-on performing Believer and Chain live, both of which are available to watch below, or here and here respectively!

The first video is particularly special imho, because at the start of Believer, Kenji03 says hi to the crowd in mandarin (he went to school in Taiwan for a bit!) ending with “I love everyone!” which really sets the mood; it is also the first LIVE recording of Believer!

Formoz Festival 2007 - 01 Formoz Festival - 02

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BUT, in the second video – Chain – I can honestly swear that Kenji03 has a costume change with a bandana and black t-shirt! :D And he looks pretty darn good. In addition to that, at the end of the song when they leave the stage, you can hear the crowd shouting ENCORE! in unison. I hope for the sake of the crowd that Back-on did return for an encore! :)

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Formoz Festival 2007 - 07 Formoz Festival - 08

So a big thanks to gangangan03 for sharing the videos with everyone! :D If you want to watch the videos here on BOO, take a look below!

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Back-on Members on Myspace!

The news will come as no surprise to some fans, but two Back-on band members: TEEDA and Kenji03 have both setup their very own accounts on Myspace.com! The news filtered through gradually and there was a (gold) rush of people avidly adding both members to their Myspace friends’ list… including yours truly! :)

Teeda‘s profile can be found at http://www.myspace.com/teedafrombackon and you can see a screenshot of his current Myspace below:

Screenshot of Teeda's Myspace Profile

If you’re interested in some statistics, the page has clocked up 431 views in a period of just over a week, and Teeda currently has 53 friends on Myspace. You can also just about see that his featured song is New World, which you can listen to just by visting his profile.

Kenji03‘s profile can be found at http://www.myspace.com/1000547563, and as above, you can see a screenshot of the current view below:

Screenshot of Kenji03's Myspace Profile

Kenji03 hasn’t actually publicly displayed the number of profile views, so we’ll have to focus on other things, such as the important fact that his profile states that he is:

Single and straight!

which, as die-hard fans will know (cough cough, notably Ichi) is one fantastic piece of news! Hehe :)

We also get to listen to a song by one of Kenji03‘s favourite artists: Hide (formerly of X-Japan). The song is called Electric Cucumber which was recorded in 1998, and according to Wikipedia, is actually by Zilch, an industrial-rock band fronted by Hide that was intended to break into the English market.

Alas, the other band members haven’t yet signed up yet, but let’s all keep our fingers crossed!

p/s: If you live in Japan or plan to be in Japan on July 4th 2007, Back-on will be playing their first ever solo gig at Shibuya O-Crest. The tickets will be on sale starting from tomorrow so go and buy them before they’re sold out! :)

Live Promo - Gig Promotion from Back-on News

If you wish to purchase them online, you can buy them at Eplus.jp for ¥2500, but the best thing about this gig, is that if you’re the first 100 people through the door, you’ll get a special T-shirt for free!


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