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X JAPAN
XJAPAN
XJAPAN logo
AKA X (1982 - 1992)
Spelling エックス・ジャパン
Status major, active
Origin Tokyo, Kantō
Chiba, Kantō (early 80's)
Years 1982 - 1997
2007 - present
Genres Heavy Metal
Thrash/Power metal (early)
Hard Rock
Pop
Progressive metal
Labels Polydor (1997-8)
Atlantic East-West Japan (1994-6)
MMG (1993)
Ki/oon Records (1992)
Sony Music Entertainment (1989-91)
EXTASY RECORDS (1988)
Dada Records (1985-8)
Related Violet UK
TOSHI
Ra:IN
HEATH
Website http://xjapan.ne.jp

X JAPAN are one of the most legendary bands in the visual kei scene. The band was founded in 1982, but after many years of mainstream success, they disbanded in 1997. However, they were later revived on October 22, 2007 and continue to have a successful run today.

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Lineup Edit

Former membersEdit

  • hide - Guitar, Vocals (1987 - 1997.12.31)
    SABER TIGER → X → X JAPAN, hidehide with Spread Beaver, zilch
  • TAIJI - Bass (1985.11 - 1985.12, 1986.11 - 1992.01.07)
    TRASHDEMENTIAPLOWER → X → FATIMA, DEAD WIRE → X → LOUDNESSD.T.R., KingsD.T.R.Cloud Nine音風D.T.R., Cloud Nine
  • ISAO - Guitar (1987)
    → X →
  • SATORU - Guitar (1986)
    → X → VIRUS → D.N.A → Dual Spiral →
  • KERRY - Guitar (1986)
    → MEINKAMPH → X →
  • JUN - Guitar (1985 - 1986)
    → SQUIRE → X → ロンメル → エンペラ → 魚雷 →
  • HIKARU - Bass (1985 - 1986)
    → ATLANTIS → 地雷神 → X → MEPHISTOPHELES → ロンメル → 魚雷 → MEPHISTOPHELES
  • ZEN - Guitar (1985 - 1986)
    → BORDER CROSS → X →
  • HARRY - Guitar (1985)
    DIMENTIA → X → DEMENTIA → United →
  • TOKUOU - Guitar (1985)
    → X →
  • EDDIE - Guitar (1985)
    → X → レチェッド → CRACKED BRAIN →RITUAL CARNAGE →
  • YUJI - Bass (1985)
    → PLOWLER → X → SIGHS-OF-LOVE-POTION → F.F. → 13-thirteen-
  • TOMO - Guitar (1984 - 1985)
    → X → SIGHS-OF-LOVE-POTION
  • ATSUSHI - Bass (198? - 1985)
    → X →
  • TERRY - Guitar (1982 - 1985)
    → X →


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Lineup Chronology (X JAPAN)Edit

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