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X JAPAN New Album(When??)

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Reply #240 on: February 15, 2019, 10:05:32 AM
#metoo

He could use the XXX song for the next album. The second one in 2X years.

It seems like he just focuses on one album and does not expect to produce a new X Japan album afterwards.... Or am I wrong?


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Reply #241 on: February 15, 2019, 11:10:27 AM
If the album is done and electro formatted, then he can't insert another song on it unless he has everything cut and pressed, again.  Right? I think it's lame, too.  And the new XXX song won't "go" with the older material, anyway.  Lame, lame, lame!

Sometimes our tears blinded the love
We lost out dreams along the way
But I never thought you'd trade your soul to the fates
Never thought you'd leave me alone


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Reply #242 on: February 15, 2019, 11:19:29 AM
Agreeeeed! Lameeeeeeeee!

And yes... Yoshiki doesn't seem to be planning any further releases after "the new album" anyway. Maybe the only thing that will follow is X Japans retirement.

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Reply #243 on: February 15, 2019, 12:14:00 PM
Maybe the only thing that will follow is X Japans retirement.

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Reply #244 on: February 16, 2019, 02:41:22 AM
There is a zero percent chance there will be another X Japan album. We will bw lucky to get this one



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Reply #245 on: February 18, 2019, 08:44:44 PM
There is a zero percent chance there will be another X Japan album. We will bw lucky to get this one
True, I would actually be surprised if they'd ever tour overseas again.



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Reply #246 on: February 27, 2019, 12:34:57 AM
I had an interesting train of thought recently that I wanted to share. (oh yes, Feudal is sharing something that ISN'T Yoshiki hate, hell must be freezing over!)

Yoshiki often seems to subtly make references to waiting for a "right" time to release the album and it's made me think about their first attempt back in the early 90s through to today and how Yoshiki may be waiting for something that will never come.

In 1992, Yoshiki and "X" held a press conference in NYC announcing not only Heath as bass but their switch from Sony to Atlantic Records; a promising sign for the band....or too late? What happened in the USA less than 1 year before this press conference?

Nirvana's Nevermind.

Kurt Cobain, in less than a year, issued a death sentence to hair metal in the West and what exactly did X Japan look like in the early 90s? Worst. Timing. Ever. Any deal was dead before it even started.

I'm a huge Nirvana fan so it's interesting to think about this as I hold both of these bands in such a high regard. Let's fast forward a bit to today, what's the music landscape like right now on the radio? Drake, Cardi B, Post Malone, Ariana Grande. Where's the rock? Rock is no longer mainstream. Fine, music doesn't have to be mainstream to be good....but tell that to Yoshiki. I truly think he's waiting for some catalyst in the USA for him to light on fire with his new album....it may never come. It goes back to my thoughts about a true artist not caring about what others think. No revolutionary band in history, whether it's The Beatles to Nirvana, cared about appealing to what WAS popular. THEY defined what was to become popular.

Yoshiki needs to decide this for himself and accept that X Japan will either remain a legacy band OR blaze new territory and possibly die trying. The rest is history. On a side note about Nirvana, I would love to ask Yoshiki or see him being asked in an interview what his thoughts are on the band and also Kurt Cobain. He must have some opinion on such a prolific artist who was at his peak when they were trying to enter the US market. In all of the interviews I've read/watched, he's talked about a lot of bands and artists but never once Nirvana. I wonder why? Could there be a bad taste left in his mouth that still lives on today?
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Reply #247 on: February 27, 2019, 04:31:21 AM
This is a very interesting topic. I don't know the first thing about Western band history but I remember that X Japan podcast guys talked about Nirvana briefly, in Jealousy episode IIRC.

You are right. I've never heard or read about Yoshiki talking about Nirvana - both in English and Japanese media.

Well, when fans talk about Yoshiki, they often say that Yoshiki is trapped in the past - his father's suicide, hide's death, X Japan's disbandment and so on...

But I pay more attention to what he has never talked about. e.g. AOL album's not releasing in the West or failure in releasing DAHLIA album English version. I've read and watched a lot of his interviews in Japanese. He promoted Art of Life album in Japanese variety shows and magazines. Even in an interview done in 1993, he said AOL album would be released in Europe, and said he and his management company were considering about American market at that time. But it was not released in the West. Since then, he's never talked about the topic.

As a psuedo psychiatrist, I believe his real trauma is the failure in entering the American music industry. His father's death, hide's death... they will still hurt him. But he's spoken openly about it thousand times. If you can say something publicly, you have overcome it somewhat. I think so.
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Reply #248 on: February 27, 2019, 09:36:58 AM
(oh yes, Feudal is sharing something that ISN'T Yoshiki hate, hell must be freezing over!)

HIGH FIVE MAN!   8)

That was actually a really interesting theory. I think it's plausible, but for some reason I can't help but think it's a little far-fetched. Grunge and speed metal are a bit like oil and water, they just don't mix. Sure thing, Cobain was like a flash of lighning that came in through the front door and left nothing standing in his wake. And like you pointed out so well, the Cobain craze ended up pushing glam/hair rock to the background in terms of mainstream interest. I still think they're two very different things, though. Why hasn't Yoshiki ever mentioned Cobain? Same reason why he doesn't mention Rhianna or Jay Z or whatever. He mostly comments on acts that were somehow associated with the hair/glam metal movement, i.e. David Bowie, Kiss, Manson, etc. or classic performers. And then he poses with random people on Instagram for PR purposes.

I'd love to know what he thinks of the grunge movement, tho. And it's interesting that you like it, because most metal fans I know despise Nirvana with a passion. Personally, I don't have a solid opinion about their music. I find Cobain quite fascinating, but he died to young to have accomplished anything groundbreaking. I often feel that way about artists that passed before they could reach maturity, Hide included. 

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Reply #249 on: February 27, 2019, 10:10:06 AM

I'd love to know what he thinks of the grunge movement, tho. And it's interesting that you like it, because most metal fans I know despise Nirvana with a passion.

Really? Why? I think Nirvana is ok. I had many posters of them in my room while living at my parents. Today I don't listen to them anymore 'cause... well... I know all their music ;D

But I started to learn the electric guitar with Nirvana and RATM, because their riffs are very easy to learn. ^^ So they always have a special placve in my heart :P
Oh I just remember, I bought the score book of the unplugged concert just a few month ago.


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Reply #250 on: February 27, 2019, 06:08:31 PM
But Skrillex is not metal, afaik ;D