Everybody who keep themselves updated concerning visual kei news here in Sweden knows that YOHIO (nowadays mostly known for “Melodifestivalen” to the Swedish people) has some very important contacts in Japan. It’s pretty unbelievable that a young guy from Sundsvall would become friends with “royalties” like… Sugizo.
Sugizo (杉原 康弘 Sugihara Yasuhiro), born on July 8, 1969 is a musician, guitarplayer, singer- and songwriter and record producer. He used to be the lead guitarist and violinist in the legendary band Luna Sea and and later joined the even more legendary band X-Japan after hide’s death and X-Japan’s reunion.
Yoshiki and Sugizo performs Kurenai.
In other words: Sugizo is a name you should remember.
Apparently Gackt and YOHIO are pretty close nowadays and Gackt has even wrote a lyric to one of YOHIO’s songs on his upcoming album. Oh, this sweeeeeet envy. ^^
At the moment, YOHIO is in Japan doing radio interviews and records the promotion video to “Heartbreak Hotel” that will be released February 23rd.