X Japan

Also known as エックス, X, X エックス, X-Japan
Members of X Japan: Heath (7), hide (2), PATA, Sawada Taiji, Sugizo, TOSHI (19), Yoshiki
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.xjapanmusic.com/, http://xjapanlive.com/, https://www.facebook.com/XJapan, https://twitter.com/xjapanofficial

Discography of X Japan:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Trance X 11 Audio 2002-12-04 Universal
2 Jealousy 18 Audio 2007-02-14 Ki/oon Records
3 Blue Blood 21 Audio 2007-02-14 Ki/oon Records
4 Blue Blood 12 Audio 1989-04-21
5 Endless Rain 2 Audio 1989-12-01
6 Art Of Life 3 Audio 1993 Atlantic
7 Jealousy 10 Audio 1991-06-01 Sony Music
8 I.V. 3 Audio 2008-01-23 Extasy A Music
9 Art Of Life Live 3 Audio 1998-03-18 Polydor
10 Dahlia 2 Audio 1996-02-26 EastWest Japan
11 Say Anything 2 Audio 1991-12-01 Sony Records
12 Silent Jealousy 2 Audio 1991-09-11
13 2 Audio 1989-09-01
14 Standing Sex 2 Audio 1991-10-25
15 Week End 2 Audio 1990-04-21
16 Live Live Live Extra 7 Audio 1997-11-05 Atlantic
17 X Singles 12 Audio 1993-11-21 Ki/oon Sony Records
18 Live Live Live Tokyo Dome 1993-1996 19 Audio 1997-10-15 Polydor
19 Forever Love 5 Audio 2001-07-11 EastWest Japan
20 X Japan Best ~Fan's Selection~ 12 Audio 2001-12-19 Universal
21 B.O.X 〜Best Of X〜 22 Audio 1996-12-01 Ki/oon Sony Records
22 X Singles 12 Audio 1993-11-21 Ki/oon Sony Records
23 Vanishing Vision 9 Audio 1988-04-00 Extasy Records (2)
24 Complete II 162 Audio 2005-10-01 Columbia Music Entertainment
25 Dahlia 10 Audio 1997 EastWest Japan
26 Dahlia 10 Audio 1996-11-04 EastWest Japan
27 Scars 2 Audio 1998-07-22 EastWest Japan
28 Tears 2 Audio 1993-11-10 MMG Inc.
29 Longing ~切望の夜~ 3 Audio 1995 Atlantic
30 オルガスム 3 Audio 1986-04-10 Extasy Records (2)
31 X Japan Returns 37 Audio 2008-02-28 Japan Music Agency
32 X Japan Returns 完全版 ‎1993.12.30 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live 17 Audio 2008-02-28 Japan Music Agency
33 X Japan Returns 完全版 ‎1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live 16 Audio 2008-02-28 Japan Music Agency
34 Ballad Collection 11 Audio 1997-12-19 Polydor
35 Blue Blood 12 Audio 1989 Ki/oon Records Inc.
36 Forever Love 2 Audio 1996-07-08 Atlantic
37 Longing ~跡切れた Melody~ 2 Audio 1995-08-01 Atlantic
38 Dahlia 13 Audio 1996 HO SON
39 Blue Blood 12 Audio 1989-06-30
40 Forever Love Last Mix 2 Audio 1997-12-18 Polydor
41 Forever Love 2 Audio 1998-07-22 Atlantic
42 Scars 2 Audio 1996-11-18 EastWest Japan
43 Crucify My Love 2 Audio 1996-08-26 EastWest Japan
44 Dahlia 2 Audio 1996-02-26 EastWest Japan
45 Special Box 13 Audio 1997-12-25 Atlantic
46 Single Box 23 Audio 1997-12-25 Atlantic
47 青い夜 白い夜 完全版 49 Audio 2007-07-25
48 青い夜 完全版 1994.12.30 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live 21 Audio 2007-07-25 Digital Site Corporation
49 白い夜 完全版 1994.12.31 Tokyo Dome 2Days Live 21 Audio 2007-07-25 Digital Site Corporation
50 The Last Live 20 Audio 2001-05-30 Polydor


X JAPAN are Yoshiki, Toshi, Pata, Heath & Sugizo

X Japan (official typeset "X JAPAN") is a metal band lead by drummer [a=Yoshiki], considered to be one of the main pioneers of the Japanese Visual Kei movement.

The group, originally named X, was founded by former Dynamite (1977-1978) and Noise (1978-1982) members [a=Yoshiki] and [a=Toshi (19)] while attending high school in Tateyamashi in 1982.

In 1985 X moved to Tokyo looking for success and Yoshiki established his own label [l=Extasy Records (2)].

The band lineup settled in 1987 with [a=Pata] and [a=Hide (2)] on guitar and [a=Sawada Taiji] on bass, and one year later X signed their first major deal with [l=CBS/Sony].

Since the late 80's their fame grew so quickly that the band could perform for the first time at Tokyo Dome (the biggest live hall in Japan) in August 1991. However, during a TV appearance at Music Station on January 31st 1992 it was announced that Taiji had left the band due to musical and image differences. Shortly after that X were denied contract renewal by Sony.

X came back with a press conference was held at the Rockfeller Center in New York on August 24 1992 where it was announced that the band has signed a deal with [l=Atlantic] and that [a=Heath (7)] would join as the new bassist. Since the band had planned to expand activities overseas, X changed their name to X Japan (initially "X from Japan") to avoid confusion with the American band "X".

The band intended to release music overseas and release a new album, but the recording sessions were constantly pushed back due to Yoshiki's health problems caused by spinal disc herniation, the members being busy with solo projects and contract issues with Warner.

X Japan eventually resumed full activities in 1995 with the "Dahlia Tour", but many gigs were cancelled due to Yoshiki's health problems.

In April 1997 Toshi left the band citing differences regarding the band music and future plans. X Japan couldn't find a new vocalist and eventually announced disbandment in an article on the Yomiuri newspaper on September 22nd. Yoshiki also added that X Japan would eventually come back with a new vocalist in 2000. The last concert with Toshi took place at Tokyo Dome on December 31st 1997. Plans to resurrect the band were suspended after [a=hide (2)] passed away on May 2nd 1998.

Despite this, X Japan announced their comeback in June 2007 still with [a=Toshi] on vocals. The first gigs after the revival took place at Tokyo Dome on March 28th, 29th and 30th, 2008. [a=Sugizo] from [a=Luna Sea] played guitar as a guest, and eventually joined the band as an official member in May 2009.

[b]Current members[/b]

[a=Yoshiki] - drums, piano, chorus (1982-1997, 2007-present)

[a=Toshi (19)] - vocals (1982-1997, 2007-present)

[a=Sugizo] - guitar (2009-present)

[a=Pata] - guitar (1987-1997, 2007-present)

[a=Heath (7)] - bass (1992-1997, 2007-present)

[b]Former members[/b]

[a=hide (2)] - guitar, chorus (1987-1997)

[a=Sawada Taiji] - bass, chorus (1985, 1986-1992)

Isao - guitar (1987)

Kerry - guitar (1986)

Inoue Satoru (Satoru) - guitar (1986)

Takai Hisashi (Shu) - guitar (1985, 1986)

Kazumitsu Mita (Zenon) - guitar (1985-1986)

Utaka Hikaru (Hikaru) - bass (1985-1986)

Koide Kenichi (Eddie) - guitar (1985)

Yoshida Yoshifumi (Hally) - guitar (1985)

Yuji Izumisawa (Terry) - guitar (1982-1985)

Tomoyuki Ogata (Tomo) - guitar (1984-1985)

Atsushi Tokuo (Atsushi) - bass (1985)


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