Biography of Buck-Tick

Buck-Tick (Or BUCK-TICK, pronounced “Bankuchiku”, here meaning “cannon”) is a rock band formed in 1983 in Fujioka, Japan. Atsushi Sakurai (vocals), Hisashi Imai (guitar), Hidehiko Hoshino (guitar), Yutaka Higuchi (bass)… Read more

The formula of X-Japan: Metal and symphonic

When X Japan plays music, I’ll feel my throat’s filled with a strong, fruity, sweet smell of lemon. So busy thinking how to drink this thing, how to get drunk,… Read more

Japanese rock and mainstream fashion was formed from it

Harajuku fashion trend has had in Japan since the 1970s, it was the heyday of the rock stage. At that time, in Japan Harajuku youths growing up, there is a… Read more

Biography of “Raphael”

I don’t know how to start it, but I can say that Raphael is an admirable major band, but forgotten. When referring to bands formed at this ancient stage, most… Read more

X-Japan – tremendous energy source for Japanese Rock

X was founded by two pillar members, Toshimitsu Dayama (vocal) and Humber Hash (piano and drums) after the joining of two other members (unaware of the name). Then the launching… Read more

X-japan: Rock monument from Japan

It can be considered that X Japan is a float that many bands later hold on. It can be considered that they are a monument, because they have left a… Read more