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In February of 2006, “LOUDNESS LIVESHOCKS world circuit 2006 chapter1” tour has started from the show in SHIBUYA-AX, and LOUDNESS went on a U.S. tour in March.
The Live DVD “LOUDNESS IN AMERICA06” that documented the U.S. Tour was released in August of that year. In November 25th Anniversary Live “Thanks 25th Anniversary LOUDNESS LIVESHOCKS 2006” was held at Tokyo International Forum. Then in December, their new album “BREAKING THE TABOO” was released.

In February 2007, LOUDNESS had shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka as a part of LIVESHOCKS 2007 WORLD CIRCUIT CHAPTER2 CLUB QUATTRO Tour.

In February of 2008, the new album “METAL MAD” was released.

On April 14, 2008, it was announced that Drummer Munetaka Higuchi was diagnosed with live cancer and he would take a break from LOUDNESS. LOUDNESS played with Drummer Kozo Suganuma filling in for Higuchi during METAL MAD CLUB QUATTRO TOUR started in April.
After half a year of the illness, Higuchi passed away at 10:44 a.m. on November 30, 2008.

LOUDNESS kept aiming at their dream to become an international heavy metal band, which was Higuchi’s dream also.
In 2011, it was 30th anniversary of the band, and yet they are aiming at a worldwide act, and keep rocking.

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