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News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: October 26, 2020, 05:42:26 PM »

This is about Yoshiki's photobook, if anyone is interested😁, but I prefer to read the comments, there are still questions about album X 😏

lol, each and every single comment is about the album  :D
more and more people are getting visibly upset about the whole ordeal.

I wonder if Yoshiki will address this again...

Yoshiki / Re: Why hasn't Yoshiki released a new album?
« on: October 16, 2020, 09:43:08 AM »
I want to know what X fans from Japan think about this, whether they are upset or don't care anymore

judging from the outpouring of love emoticons that comes with each tweet from them, they'd be willing to wait until the Sun implodes.  :( Not pleasant

Yoshiki / Re: Why hasn't Yoshiki released a new album?
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:49:43 AM »
usually in the music industry album leaks aren't that rare. In fact they happen quite often. I wonder where the master CD for the new album has been sheltered in the last years, since nobody got their grasp on it  ;D

Yoshiki / Re: Why hasn't Yoshiki released a new album?
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:01:00 AM »
thing is, if he hadn't been constantly asked by us what actually happened (some user commented on his XY video prompting his response before he addressed the issue on Instagram), we still wouldn't know.

then we got this. I personally take it as his statement about 'we won't see any album anymore'

Yoshiki / Re: Why hasn't Yoshiki released a new album?
« on: October 10, 2020, 11:04:22 AM »
he's struggling to find the right words... And it's not even clear what he's trying to say  :(

it's been a week since he admitted that it's all because of his mismanagement, but what did precisely happen?

Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki's new photobook is on its way
« on: October 08, 2020, 07:13:34 AM »

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: October 05, 2020, 03:50:27 PM »
unless he outsources the whole project to somebody else in his management, I don't see that happening ever.

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: October 02, 2020, 04:11:30 PM »
You can thank me for his latest internet freak out.

I made a comment on his most recent YouTube video, not thinking of getting any kinda reply, and weeeellll... I did.  I'm Mangasama in the comment section.


Went into damage control(it's fuckin' Yoshiki, who wouldn't??) but I didn't expect him to start Tweeting and Instagram posting about, let alone hear any kinda feedback at all. XP

This is speaking truth to power, I suppose.

wow  :o. I think we all owe you a huge 'thank you from the bottom of our hearts', because it's a relief both to us and possibly to Yoshiki himself letting the truth come out.

I mean, it's psychological torture. Nobody deserves this.
Amazing job  8)

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:46:32 AM »
breaking news... About old facts


News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:22:38 AM »
Cool, another vanity project for Yoshiki instead of working on the X album we were promised over a decade ago. Business as usual.

we're reasonably expecting that album since their reunion, hence 2007...  ;D

however, fashion and marketing probably are more suitable to Yoshiki as his mind is probably going back and forth about publishing music (because perfectionism?)

that's as much as we can get..

Yoshiki / Yoshiki's new photobook is on its way
« on: October 01, 2020, 06:15:05 PM »
how does he stay in shape like that at 55.  Superior genes 8)


News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 29, 2020, 05:49:46 AM »
my bad, sorry  ;)

well, somebody needs to voice the disappointment that has been running among fans since literal years (or maybe decades). He's our hero  8)

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 28, 2020, 04:35:53 PM »

Finally someone said what really had to be said, Yoshiki had to notice

wow  :o Brave girl, and brave Yoshiki too, it took some guts to face the truth finally and answering publicly (even though it's the same old story about being busy)

Yoshiki / Re: Disney MY MUSIC STORY: YOSHIKI
« on: September 28, 2020, 07:32:24 AM »
I don't think it will much different from We Are X. Besides, among his lost projects there was a YouTube exclusive (obviously self-centered, not about the band) that probably was converted into this as soon as he got the deal with Disney...

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 24, 2020, 06:29:50 PM »
speaking about Yoshiki, there are some news... Obviously they have nothing to do with X.  8)

this time is fashion. https://numero.jp/news-20200918-yoshiki-special/

Heath / Re: Heath at paranoia
« on: September 20, 2020, 10:55:36 AM »
wow! It's the first time that I see him with another bass model rather than his usual ones. He tends to be quite conservative about that  8)

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:12:10 PM »
does anybody remember when Yoshiki asked  us to sing Endless Rain and send the video clips?

I guess he called it quits even on that project?  ???

Taiji / Re: Credit Voiceless Screaming
« on: September 12, 2020, 07:57:41 PM »
official credits mention that Toshi wrote the lyrics and Taiji the whole music to the song. Additional musicians are "Bruce Dukov" as a concertmaster and the composer David Campbell as the conductor/arranger of strings (he plays a lot of different musical styles as well as many instruments such as viola and violin, maybe it's him who recorded the violin track)

hide / Re: Hide dream
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:39:35 PM »
sometimes we have a tendency to dream about people we love when we're put under stress. So it's like Hide has been your guardian angel  :)

to think that he'd still be here with us if only he didn't drink that much the night before his disappearance is heartwrenching.

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 07, 2020, 06:08:47 PM »
I'm always wondering what is Heath doing all day. He keeps so quiet...

I checked the Japanese Wiki voice about him, nothing new. Did the same with the official website, same result.  :o

is he ghostwriting songs or performing with another stage name?

8) haha yes,

what was it?

they didn't announce the name of the song  ;D I'm still wondering

everytime I remember this classic, my inner voice always sings like Hide's  8) sorry, mr. Morrison  :D

by the way, today I was listening to some radio stations on shuffle and I happened to listen to something very much alike Rocket Dive, except it was from a band from the past decade. In the midst of a collective nostalgia for the 80s and the 90s, I wonder when the sound of the early 2000s will come back.  ;)

Toshi / Re: Mid 2000s HoH era Toshi footage
« on: September 02, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
 :'( this footage can teach us that when somebody well known in the music industry abruptly changes his clothing style, public manners and musical genre, there's always something shady going on.

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: September 02, 2020, 03:21:37 PM »
perhaps it's easier to search from Japanese sources by adjusting the search engine settings...  I found some interesting interviews from Yoshiki that way, that weren't translated into English

Albums/Singles / Re: Art of Life - early demo recording
« on: September 01, 2020, 09:35:19 AM »
let me dream about AoL 2: written by Yoshiki, performed by... Somebody else (obviously).  ;D

but it's a rare occurrence that he lets others play his own melodies.

Albums/Singles / Re: Art of Life - early demo recording
« on: August 30, 2020, 02:08:05 PM »
I never heard this before, but it's nice ✌️when it come to AOL i think i always need more time to 'understand' this song 😁

just imagine that Yoshiki only took 2 weeks to conceive this masterpiece (I might be biased, but Art of Life could very well be the best song ever in terms of depicting an emotional experience of loss and then recover) while the new album literally takes forever to get out of its nest... https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-10-best-x-japan-songs-as-chosen-by-yoshiki

News / Re: News about X members activity
« on: August 29, 2020, 04:06:01 PM »
an interviewer thankfully asked him about the X Japan album considering it was 1996 when Dahlia came out. He basically says he's waiting for the right time and how it's tough when you cannot do a live right now. It's exactly as I said. Yoshiki thinks some magical moment will come by when the American music scene is waiting for him and he'll make a splash. That was 2010 but you fucked around for a decade. Honestly, just release the album and schedule some tour dates when COVID has calmed down a lot, give some banger performances and call it a day.

 I still feel like we're somehow missing a piece of this puzzle, aside from the usual melting pot of theories about management problems, distressed relationships in the band, Yoshiki not really wanting this album to come out and so on. Really, nobody can delay an album for such a long time... Nobody

Albums/Singles / Art of Life - early demo recording
« on: August 29, 2020, 03:16:19 PM »
in case it has never been posted. I feel like this version is even more 'tragic' than the final recording, perhaps the lack of vocals makes you appreciate how much this song is tormented even without lyrics.


I remember that in 2008 I was searching for some good Japanese speed metal and I discovered them by chance (or maybe I couldn't really have had another choice, X were and still are at the #1 spot when it comes to that musical genre). Then I started listening to World Anthem / Blue Blood and I was literally flabbergasted. I'll never forget the rawness of Yoshiki's drums and the whole signature sound of that album... Because I like a lot less songs where each instrument is  remixed and polished to the point that the whole recording almost sounds unreal.

how come that neither top musicians nor indie artists produce something that sounds that way anymore...  :'( I'm not even debating on the complexity and the meaning of the songs, just how they sound globally.

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