After releasing their first video collection and finishing their oneman tour, Yeti have some distressing news. Guitarist Aramaki Yukihisa will depart the group following their concert at Shimokitazawa MOSAiC on February 23rd. The band have commented on this news, including Aramaki himself, which has all been translated by S-T’s own Shannon!
[An Announcement from Yeti]
Thank you for your continuous support for Yeti.
Following our Shimokitazawa MOSAiC performance on February 23rd, Gu. Aramaki Yukihisa will leave the band.
We sincerely apologize for causing such worry and trouble to our supportive fans and staff.
The 3 members Suzuki Satoshi, Bikkey, and Tamura Naoki will continue with live activities with the help of a support member.
We will inform you of the new line-up at a later date.
Please continue to give us your unchanging support.
2015.01.23 All Members of Yeti
[Aramaki Yukihisa’s Comment]
I’ll be leaving Yeti.
I’m really sorry for doing this just as fans have been looking forward to our activities from now, following our 2nd anniversary and one-man tour.
I’ve kept going from our formation until now without looking aside. It’s just that I’ve come to see a lot of things while set on charging through band activities.
The result of that was the realization of what I should do from now on, and my decision to retire from the band.
Of course, the fact that I love both guitar and Yeti hasn’t changed.
There’s only a little bit of time left, but I’ll cherish each and every moment I have left with you all. I want to spend the time I have left as Yeti’s guitarist with everyone, leaving behind no regrets.
Please give me your support until the end.
Yeti Gu. Aramaki Yukihisa