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Kyoji Yamamoto

Kyoji Yamamoto

Real/full name:
61 (born Mar 23rd, 1956)
Place of origin:
Japan (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture)


Vocalist and guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto started to use the "hammer" technique way before Eddie Van Halen made it popular. Along with Mitsuhiro Saito, Yamamoto is also cited as a major influence of several guitarists in Japan, such as Hide.

Yamamoto was listed as "Mr. X" on Heavy Metal Army's album because of label problems.

Kyoji was also a guest musician for Yūki Nakajima.

Bow Wow

Vocals (1975-1985, 1998-present), Guitars (1975-1990, 1995-present)

1976 吼えろ! Bow Wow Vocals (lead on tracks 1, 4, 6, 8), Guitars
1976 Volume On (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1977 Still (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1977 Signal Fire Guitars, Vocals
1977 Charge Guitars, Vocals
1978 Super Live (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
1978 さびしい遊戯 (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1978 Guarantee Vocals (lead on track 5), Guitars, Guitar synthesizer
1979 欲しいのはおまえだけ (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1980 忘れかけてたラブソング (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1980 Glorious Road Vocals (lead on track 10), Guitars
1980 Rainy Train (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1980 Keep On Rockin' (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1980 Telephone Vocals, Guitars
1980 Soldier in the Space (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1980 組曲Xボンバー Guitars, Vocals
1981 Hard Dog Guitars, Vocals
1981 地獄のハンマー ~ Gonna Be Alright (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1982 Asian Volcano Vocals, Guitars
1982 Take Me Away (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1982 Warning from Stardust Vocals (lead on A1-A6, B1 & B5), Guitars
1983 絆Forever (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1983 Holy Expedition Live (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
1983 You're Mine (Single) Vocals (1), Guitars
1984 Beat of Metal Motion (Single) Guitars
1984 Beat of Metal Motion Guitars, Lyrics, Vocals (backing)
1985 U.S.A. (Single) Guitars
1985 Cyclone Guitars
1985 Vow Wow - Visions 1985 Shibuya Koukaido Live (Video) Guitars
1986 Vow Wow III Guitars
1986 Live: Vow Wow (Live album) Guitars
1986 Hard Rock Night (Live album) Guitars
1986 Vow Wow - Live (Video) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now (Single) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now (Extended) (EP) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now / Cry No More (Single) Guitars
1987 Vow Wow V Guitars
1987 Revive (EP) Guitars
1988 Rock Me Now (Single) Guitars
1988 Rock Me Now (EP) Guitars
1988 Vow Wow (Compilation) Guitars
1988 Cry No More (Single) Guitars
1988 Don't Tell Me Lies (Single) Guitars
1988 Don't Tell Me Lies (EP) Guitars
1988 Rock Me Now / Talking 'Bout You (Single) Guitars
1988 Vibe Guitars
1989 Majestic Night 1989 (Live album) Guitars
1989 Helter Skelter (Single) Guitars
1989 Helter Skelter (EP) Guitars
1989 Helter Skelter Guitars
1989 I Feel the Power (Single) Guitars
1989 Vow Wow - Live in the UK (Video) Guitars
1990 Tell Me (Single) Guitars
1990 Mountain Top Guitars
1990 Vow Wow - Japan Live 1990 at Budokan (Video) Guitars
1995 Bow Wow #0 (EP) Guitars, Vocals (additional)
1995 Bow Wow #1 Guitars, Vocals (backing), Keyboards
1996 Bow Wow #2 - Led by the Sun Guitars, Vocals (backing), Keyboards
1998 Still on Fire (EP) Vocals, Guitars
1998 Back Bass (tracks 1-7, 10), Vocals, Guitars
1999 Ancient Dreams Guitars, Keyboards (tracks 1 and 11), Vocals, Bass (tracks 2-4, 6, 8)
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2000 Beyond Guitars, Bass (track 7), Vocals
2001 Another Place Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
2002 What's Going On? Guitars, Bass (tracks 4, 6, 9), Vocals
2002 One Last Time (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2003 ライブ帝国 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2003 2003.3.22 LIVE (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2003 Rock to the Future 2002 (Bow Wow vs X.Y.Z.→A) (Split video) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Super Live 2004 (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2005 Super Live 2004 (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2005 Era Vocals, Guitars, Bass
2006 Super Live 2005 (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2007 Super Live 2006 (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2008 Super Live 2007 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2010 Super Live 2009 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2012 Super Live 2011 (Video) Vocals, Guitars
(show all)

Kyoji Yamamoto

Vocals, Guitars

1980 Horizon Vocals, Guitars
1982 Electric Cinema Vocals (lead on tracks 4, 6, 7, 9), Guitars (lead)
1998 Mind Arc All instruments
2000 Requiem All instruments, programming
2004 Time Programming, All instruments
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2010 The Life Album Programming, All instruments
2014 Philosophy Vocals, Guitars

Wild Flag

As Kyoji:
Vocals, Guitars (1991-1994)

Black Syndrome

Guitars, Vocals


2007 Rama-Rama II - Edisi Emas Unknown (disc 2 tracks 6, 9)

Heavy Metal Army

As Mr. X:

1981 Heavy Metal Army 1 Guitar

Masaki Project

2006 Universal Syndicate Guitars (track 8)

Munetaka Higuchi

1983 Destruction ~破壊凱旋録~ Guitars (tracks 1, 3, 5-7)


As Kyōji Yamamoto:

2003 IV Vocals (backing), Percussion, Sound Effects, Guitar Orchestration (track 12)

Bow Wow

1987 Vow Wow V Remastering (2011 reissue)
1995 Bow Wow #0 (EP) Producer
1995 Bow Wow #1 Producer
1996 Bow Wow #2 - Led by the Sun Producer
1999 Ancient Dreams Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Live album) Producer
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Video) Producer
2000 Beyond Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2001 Another Place Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2002 What's Going On? Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2002 One Last Time (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2005 Super Live 2004 (Live album) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2005 Super Live 2004 (Video) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2005 Era Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2006 Super Live 2005 (Video) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2008 The Bow Wow II Decennium (Compilation) Mastering
2011 Mountain Top Remastering
2011 Cyclone Remastering
2011 Beat of Metal Motion Remastering
2011 XXXV ~Thirty Five Years of Maximum H.R. (Compilation) Mastering
(show all)


1994 Ella USA Producer

Kyoji Yamamoto

1980 Horizon Remastering (2007), Producer
1982 Guitar Man (Compilation) Mastering, Layout
1982 Electric Cinema Producer
1998 Mind Arc Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2000 Requiem Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
2004 Time Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Live album) Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Video) Mastering, Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2010 The Life Album Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing, Art direction and design


2003 IV Producer (as "Kyōji Yamamoto")
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