During an event held in Tokyo, X Japan member YOSHIKI announced that the band's upcoming album is 80% complete and will likely be coming out in April.
YOSHIKI attended Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary parade on November 24. He rode on a 15 meter (~49 feet) float through the streets of Tokyo as part of the celebration. The singer's latest song "Hello Hello" is Hello Kitty's newest theme song.
During the event, YOSHIKI talked about X Japan's upcoming album. He stated that the band's album is 80% complete and is currently on schedule to be released in April.
"About 10 songs have been recorded, but there are more than those 10 songs that are already recorded that we don't need," he said.
X Japan's upcoming album will be the band's first album in 19 years. Its last album, "Daliah", was released on November 4, 1996.
X Japan was a popular 90s band that is known for pioneering the visual kei movement. The band disbanded in 1997 and reunited in 2007. Since then, the band's focus has been on touring.