Okay, so this is getting a little ridiculous.
Back here, Mija posed about SectMa getting a support member, and about the weird message that Akira had posted on his journal, which pretty much freaked all the fans out and caused mass rumours.
Akira said that after their oneman on April 7th, the band would be ‘entering phase two’. So, the rumours that spread like a wildfire due to people jumping like mad to conclusions, were that a) Akira was leaving, b) the band was breaking up, c) Gene was leaving, d) the band and members were changing their names. (Well, those seemed to be the main four).
After his last post, a lot of people sent a lot of emails regarding what was really going to happen with the band. There were a lot of questions, and a lot of things said.
Let me state the following very clearly:
AKIRA WILL NOT BE LEAVING THE BAND.
He has clearly stated that he’s not going anywhere.
THE BAND IS NOT DISBANDING.
Read on for more details.
The band, apparently, has been having various problems… and it’s not something new. Akira has talked to numerous people about what’s been going on (including Kikasa who owns TUXEDO PRODUCTION, the label of the band). He feels that the SectMa everyone has loved, has become a boring band. There have been things that have constantly been worrying him, and they started last year in the midst of their tour. There were things said to each of the members, but nothing changed. Akira himself, wasn’t even really aware of his own, true goals.
Basically, he wants to start again from the beginning. Phase two, will carry on the same sort of songs and concepts that SectMa had, but they will become a completely different band from the SectMa that you know now. He says that in a sense, it’s like they’re breaking up. (Except, they’re actually not).
He says thank you to the current members, and that he’s sorry. He’s also sorry to everyone who likes the current SectMa which is soon coming to and end.
He’s not clear on whether any of the members are going to stay the same… or what’s really going to happen other than he’s not done with the band and the band is not breaking up (but I don’t see why they don’t just disband, and he starts his own new band… wouldn’t that make a hell of a lot more sense?).
Anyways. That clears up a lot of the rumours that were going around.
It seems to me judging by Gene’s past entry, that he will be leaving. He says that April 7th is his last time on stage as SectMa’s “Gene”. So he’s either changing his name (not likely) or leaving the band (more likely with the reform that Akira seems to have plans for).
Source: Official Blog