UK Based Japanese Metal Band Esprit D’Air Releases X-Japan Cover

Esprit D’Air releases their explosive cover of X JAPAN‘s iconic song ‘紅’ (Kurenai), accompanied by a stunning motion graphics video produced by 12 Inch Media (Bring Me The Horizon, Motley Crue, Crossfaith).

‘紅’ (Kurenai), written by Yoshiki, was originally released by legendary heavy metal band X Japan in 1989, and is one of the band’s signature songs from their major label debut album, Blue Blood.

Solo project member Kai says:

“Both hide and Taiji were big influences in my life growing up, and I would like to dedicate this cover to them.”

As featured on Billboard, HuffPost, Loudwire, and Kerrang! Radio, Esprit D’Air is a Japanese metal band based in London. Their debut album won Best Metal Album, judged by Slayer, Sepultura, and Amy Lee of Evanescence at The Independent Music Awards at The Lincoln Center, New York City in 2018.

Reformed in 2016, Esprit D’Air is a self-produced and self-signed Japanese metal band based in London led by vocalist, composer, producer, and one-man-band member Kai. He is currently working on recording their brand new album, Oceans, and will be releasing brand new singles throughout the year via the help of their supporters on Patreon. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!