X Japan (エックス・ジャパン Ekkusu Japan) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi. Predominantly a power/speed metal band with heavy symphonic elements, they later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while on an independent label, the group is widely credited as one of the pioneers of visual kei, a movement among Japanese musicians comparable to Western glam. Wikipedia
X-Japan is a member of the following lists: Atlantic Records artists, Sony Music Japan artists, 1980s music groups, 1990s music groups, 2000s music groups, Musical quintets, Musical groups established in 1982, Speed metal musical groups, Musical groups disestablished in 1997 and Musical groups reestablished in 2007.
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