#1
Why... do metal bands.. always give the bonus tracks to Japan? i just don't get it? do they like Japan more than every other country? Could someone please explain this to me.
#2
Coz There Guitars R Made There Lol
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#3
japan wants the musicians to do something special for their country, I don't really know why but bands that don't do a "japan bonus track" sell much less albums over there
#4
Because for the most part the japanese have no culture of their own so metalheads are trying to take it over as their own and create one giant island filled with asian-metalheads.

It's a great conspiricy, really.
#5
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Coz There Guitars R Made There Lol

Hah, what a noob.
(Yes i realise the irony)
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#6
Reparations for thr whole Doubleyah doublyah Too fiasco.
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Hah, what a noob.
(Yes i realise the irony)


My joke sailed over your head, clearly.
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#8
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Reparations for thr whole Doubleyah doublyah Too fiasco.


Yeh. You yanks did drop the A-bomb on them. Let 'em have it.
#9
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Because for the most part the japanese have no culture of their own so metalheads are trying to take it over as their own and create one giant island filled with asian-metalheads.

It's a great conspiricy, really.


Japan has no culture?

Musically I see your point, but otherwise, Japan has (or did have) one of the richest cultures in the world.

But on topic, who knows? We get bonus tracks in the UK too, but not so much with metal albums.
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#10
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My joke sailed over your head, clearly.

Nope, i was trying to be funny.
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#11
The albums are usually released later in japan then, for example, Europe and the US. Therefore, making up for having them wait so long, they give them a bonus track
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#12
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The albums are usually released later in japan then, for example, Europe and the US. Therefore, making up for having them wait so long, they give them a bonus track


As well I've heard it costs a bit more to buy them there.
#13
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As well I've heard it costs a bit more to buy them there.


If they cost more than they do over here then they're bloody fucking expensive.
#15
All I know is that Japanese imports cost a **** load. I don't know if that's cause they're being imported or cause they're Japanese though.
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#16
^ bingo.

the country wants the people in japan to buy more home-made stuff instead of imports, so they print all the albums in japan with an extra track to convince them to buy the non-import.
#18
The answer has pretty much been said. A lot of albums have bonus tracks there because CDs cost more in Japan, and they don't want people to import all their music from Europe and America, so they add the bonus tracks to make it worthwhile for the fans to buy the music that's pressed there.
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