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X Japan

Country of origin:
Japan
Location:
Chiba
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1982
Genre:
Heavy/Progressive/Power Metal
Lyrical themes:
Killing, Pain, Sadness, Love, Sex
Current label:
EMI Music
Years active:
1982-1992 (as X), 1992-1997, 2007-present
Founded as X in 1982 and renamed to X Japan in 1992. They disbanded in 1997 and reunited in 2007. Guest musicians rotated in Hide's slot before the band settled with Sugizo (Luna Sea).

The band is also known as "エックス・ジャパン" in Japan.

X Japan were the most prominent members of a movement called "Visual Kei", which was very popular in Japan during the 80s and 90s. The music played by Visual Kei ...
Current
Yoshiki Drums, Piano (1982-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Violet UK, Yoshiki, ex-Dynamite, ex-Globe, ex-Noise, ex-S.K.I.N., ex-V2
Toshi Vocals (1982-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Toshi, ex-Dynamite, ex-L.O.X., ex-Noise, ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Toshimitsu Deyama
Pata Guitars (1987-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Ra:IN, ex-Black Rose, ex-Dope Headz, ex-Judy, ex-P.A.F
Heath Bass (1992-1997, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Paranoia, ex-Dope Headz, ex-Heath, ex-Lynx, ex-Media Youth, ex-Sweet Death
Sugizo Guitars, Violin (2008-present)
See also: Luna Sea, S.K.I.N, Sugizo
Past
Terry Guitars (1982-1985)
Atsushi Tokuo Bass (1984-1985)
Tomo Guitars (1984-1985)
Hikaru Utaka Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-魚雷, ex-Mephistopheles, ex-Rommel, ex-Atlantis (Jpn), ex-Court of Arms
Taiji Bass (1985, 1986-1992)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-Cloud Nine, ex-Loudness, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Trash, ex-TSP
Zenon Guitars (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Broder Cross
Hally Guitars (1985)
See also: United, ex-Dementia
Jun Guitars (1985-1986)
See also: Metal Macbeth, Hisashi Takai, ex-Rommel, ex-魚雷, ex-Moi dix Mois (live), ex-Dementia, ex-Deep Throat, ex-Emperor, ex-Sqwier
Eddie van Koide Guitars (1985)
See also: Ritual Carnage, ex-The Wretched, Cracked Brain, ex-Grim Force
Kerry Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Mein Kampf
Satoru Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Virus, ex-D.N.A, ex-Dual Spiral
Isao Guitars (1987)
Hide Guitars (1987-1997)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Yokosuka Saver Tiger, ex-hide with Spread Beaver, ex-M*A*S*S, ex-Zilch
Yoshiki Drums, Piano (1982-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Violet UK, Yoshiki, ex-Dynamite, ex-Globe, ex-Noise, ex-S.K.I.N., ex-V2
Toshi Vocals (1982-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Toshi, ex-Dynamite, ex-L.O.X., ex-Noise, ex-Toshi with T-Earth, ex-Toshimitsu Deyama
Pata Guitars (1987-1997, 2007-present)
See also: Ra:IN, ex-Black Rose, ex-Dope Headz, ex-Judy, ex-P.A.F
Heath Bass (1992-1997, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Paranoia, ex-Dope Headz, ex-Heath, ex-Lynx, ex-Media Youth, ex-Sweet Death
Sugizo Guitars, Violin (2008-present)
See also: Luna Sea, S.K.I.N, Sugizo
Terry Guitars (1982-1985)
Atsushi Tokuo Bass (1984-1985)
Tomo Guitars (1984-1985)
Hikaru Utaka Bass (1985-1986)
See also: ex-魚雷, ex-Mephistopheles, ex-Rommel, ex-Atlantis (Jpn), ex-Court of Arms
Taiji Bass (1985, 1986-1992)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Dirty Trashroad, ex-Cloud Nine, ex-Loudness, ex-Dementia, ex-Prowler, ex-Kings, ex-Otokaze, ex-Trash, ex-TSP
Zenon Guitars (1985-1986)
See also: ex-Broder Cross
Hally Guitars (1985)
See also: United, ex-Dementia
Jun Guitars (1985-1986)
See also: Metal Macbeth, Hisashi Takai, ex-Rommel, ex-魚雷, ex-Moi dix Mois (live), ex-Dementia, ex-Deep Throat, ex-Emperor, ex-Sqwier
Eddie van Koide Guitars (1985)
See also: Ritual Carnage, ex-The Wretched, Cracked Brain, ex-Grim Force
Kerry Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Mein Kampf
Satoru Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Virus, ex-D.N.A, ex-Dual Spiral
Isao Guitars (1987)
Hide Guitars (1987-1997)
(R.I.P. 1998) See also: ex-Yokosuka Saver Tiger, ex-hide with Spread Beaver, ex-M*A*S*S, ex-Zilch
Added by: The_Crimson_King Modified by: Diamhea
Added on: 2002-08-30 18:54:30 Last modified on: 2014-11-29 06:24:42
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