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Originally known as Noise, then simply as X until 1991 when they became X-Japan to avoid confusion with the US hardcore band, this group fostered an over-the-top glam image while playing a typically Japanese style of metal with outstanding guitar playing from Matsumoto. They were huge in Japan as one of the most prominent members of the Visual Kei movement but their look got them nowhere outside their home country and they eventually disbanded in 1997. Matsumoto tragically hanged himself on 2 May, 1998.

In 2007, the band announced a reformation tour, with guest musicians standing in for Matsumoto.

 
Added on 6/26/2007 3:40 PM by Goreripper | Last updated on 6/26/2007 4:27 PM by Goreripper

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Musician Instruments Currently Also In Used To Be In Guest Appearances
Toshimitsu Deyama (as Toshi) Vocals
Yoshiki Hayashi Drums
Tomoaku Ishizuka (as Pata) Guitar
Hiroshi Morie (as Heath) Bass
YĹ«ne Sugihara (as Sugizo) Guitar

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Discography (11 Releases)

2001 - The Last Live (live) by X-Japan

1998 - X Japan Live in Hokkaido 1995.12.4 Bootleg (live) by X-Japan

1997 - Ballad Collection (comp.) by X-Japan

1997 - Live Live Live Tokyo Dome 1993-1996 (live) by X-Japan

1996 - Dahlia by X-Japan

1993 - Art of Life (EP) by X-Japan

1991 - Jealousy by X-Japan

1989 - Blue Blood by X-Japan

1988 - Vanishing Vision by X-Japan

1986 - Orgasm (EP) by X-Japan

1985 - I'll Kill You (single) by X-Japan

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