Origin: Japan
Genres: 80's Metal

X-Japan  


The band X was one of Japan's more popular bands during its run in the early nineties, but never made serious inroads in the international market. Musically they alternated between a typical Japanese metal style similar to countrymen Earthshaker or Anthem and a more pop-metallish approach, while visually they spent most of their career with a glam-ish look. They officially changed their name to X-Japan with the release of Jealousy, in order to avoid confusion with the Los Angeles punk band X, and it was at this time that they attempted an entry into the American scene, but this was not successful, possibly because their glam image was hardly fashionable in the US in the early nineties. They disbanded in 1997, with a largely original lineup coming back together a decade later. Sadly, two former members have passed away under unfortunate circumstances, as guitarist Hide unfortunately committed suicide in 1998 under mysterious/controversial circumstances (it may not have been an intentional suicide), and bassist Taiji Sawada passed away in 2011.

Current Members

Toshimitsu Deyama

vocals

Yune Sugihara

guitars

Tomoaki Ishizuka

guitars

Hiroshi Morie

bass

Hayashi Yoshiki

drums

Former Members/Guests

Hideto Matsumoto

guitars

Taiji Sawada

bass (Loudness) RIP: July 17, 2011


Discography



Vanishing Vision 
1988 Extasy
  1. Dear Loser
  2. Vanishing Love
  3. Phantom of Guilt
  4. Sadictic Desire
  5. Give me the Pleasure
  6. I'll Kill You
  7. Alive
  8. Kurenai
  9. Un-finished
  • Toshimitsu Deyama
  • Hideto Matsumoto
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • Taiji Sawada
  • Hayashi Yoshiki




Blue Blood 
1989 Sony
  1. Prologue ~ World Anthem
  2. Blue Blood
  3. Week End
  4. Easy Fight Rambling
  5. X
  6. Endless Rain
  7. Kurenai
  8. X Clamation
  9. Orgasm
  10. Celebration
  11. Rose of Pain
  12. Unfinished
  • Toshimitsu Deyama
  • Hideto Matsumoto
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • Taiji Sawada
  • Hayashi Yoshiki




Jealousy 
1991 Sony
  1. Es Dur no piano-sen
  2. Silent Jealousy
  3. Miscast
  4. Desperate Angel
  5. White Wind From Mr. Martin
  6. Voiceless Screaming
  7. Stab Me In The Back
  8. Love Replica
  9. Joker
  10. Say Anything
  • Toshimitsu Deyama
  • Hideto Matsumoto
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • Taiji Sawada
  • Hayashi Yoshiki




Art Of Life 
1993 Atlantic
  1. Art Of Life
  • Toshimitsu Deyama
  • Hideto Matsumoto
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • Hiroshi Morie
  • Hayashi Yoshiki




X Singles 
1994
  1. Kurenai
  2. 20th Century Boy (live)
  3. Endless Rain
  4. X (live)
  5. Week End
  6. Endless Rain (live)
  7. Silent Jealousy
  8. Sadistic Desire
  9. Standing Sex
  10. Joker
  11. Say Anything
  12. Silent Jealousy (live)




Hametsu Ni Mukatte  LIVE
1995
  1. World Anthem
  2. Silent Jealousy
  3. Sadistic Desire
  4. Desperate Angel
  5. Standing Sex
  6. Week End
  7. Drum Solo
  8. hide no heya
  9. Voiceless Screaming
  10. Piano Solo
  11. Es Dur no piano-sen
  12. Unfinished
  13. Celebration
  14. Orgasm
  15. Kurenai
  16. Joker
  17. X
  18. Endless Rain




Dahlia 
1996 Atlantic
  1. Dahlia
  2. Scars
  3. Longing
  4. Rusty Nail
  5. White Poem I
  6. Crucify my Love
  7. Tears
  8. Wriggle
  9. Drain
  10. Forever Love (acoustic version)
  • Toshimitsu Deyama
  • Hideto Matsumoto
  • Tomoaki Ishizuka
  • Hiroshi Morie
  • Hayashi Yoshiki


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