X-Japan

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X Japan (エックス・ジャパン Ekkusu Japan) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by Yoshiki and Toshi. Originally named X (エックス Ekkusu), the group achieved their breakthrough success in 1989 with the release of their second album Blue Blood. They started out mainly as a power/speed metal band, but later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads.

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List of albums by X-Japan, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by X-Japan.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Endless Rain 1989 -
Kurenai 1989 -
Rusty Nail 1994 -
X 1989 -
Silent Jealousy 1991 -
Crucify My Love 1996 -
Tears 1993 -
Week End 1993 -
Say Anything 1991 -
Blue Blood 1989 -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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List of X-Japan group members, including current and former members.


Other NamesX
エックス
Group MembersToshi Yoshiki Pata Heath Sugizo
Former MembersFormer members
GenreHeavy metal
progressive metal
power metal
speed metal
symphonic metal
glam metal
Genre LinksPop/Rock
OriginChiba, Japan
Year(s) Active1982–97, 2007–present
Music StyleJ-Pop, Japanese Rock
Music MoodCathartic, Rebellious, Theatrical, Passionate, Fiery, Dramatic, Uncompromising, Provocative, Rousing, Confrontational, Intense, Energetic, Swaggering, Aggressive, Lush, Brash
LabelsDada
Extasy
CBS/Sony
Ki/oon
MMG
East West Japan
Atlantic
Polydor
Tofu
EMI
Warner Music Japan
Official Websitexjapanmusic.com
Associated ActsS.K.I.N.
Ra:IN
Luna Sea
Zilch
Loudness

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