My father died on the 15th of March, 2003. I didn’t know about it for a long time.
– Toshl, 「洗脳：プロローグ」(2014)
X JAPAN, rock legends that left an indelible mark on Japan’s music industry, larger than life icons and, as explored in the documentary film We are X (2017) , the central figures in an almost unbelievable story of success, tragedy, death, life and friendship. For the band’s vocalist, Toshl, that story includes more than a decade under the influence of a destructive cult. A 12 year hell, following the disbandment of the group in 1997, that Toshl opens up about in this candid autobiography from 2014.
A must read for any fan of Japanese rock.