2013 doesn’t seem to be a very stable year for a lot of bands so far.
Members Se~ya and Kazuya announced on their blogs a few days ago that GremlinS will be disbanding.
Seya left this message on his blog:
To everyone who attended yesterday, everyone in the bands that performed, and all the concerned staff, thank you very much.
At this event live we announced that we will be disbanding.
This was the result of many long and serious discussions with all the members, this was the answer that we arrived at.
I think this is an answer that everyone who always comes to see us can’t approve of.
But, each and every member thought about it by himself, and from there was burdened with the thought of this resolution, and finally we found out that what we all wished for was the answer just discussed.
Until the end, until GremlinS is gone, we are spitting out all our feelings of hatred, all our grudges toward anything that has happened before.
We have a new song, and we intend to renew our armor too.
We haven’t ended just yet, facing forward we will make music, and until now and in the future we intend to fight with everything we have.
It probably seems like nonsense, but this is our answer, in all sincerity.
I want to hear more of all your voices.
Until the very end, please let us hear the voices of your hearts.
I’m really bad at writing these kinds of things…
Thank you so much to those of you who have read this to the end.
It’s a bit awkward, but this is my heart.
Kazuya left a similar message:
A few days ago we were able to perform in an event live.
It was a tough fight; we appreciate your hard work.
We are also really thankful to all the bands that performed.
Thank you so much for fighting together with us.
That we appreciate everyone who was at the venue is a given but…
The real issue at hand is this report.
I really don’t want to make complaints and excuses and apologies with trite words.
We, “GremlinS,” are disbanding.
But, I wanted to to personally explain this truth with “distinction.”
In order to express this, there was no other place but a battleground.
Until now, there must be many who feel they have been lied to, deceived, or cheated.
For that, I have so many feelings of apology from the bottom of my heart.
Everyone, I’m sorry.
Maybe it is difficult to accept this.
Maybe some would like a detailed explanation. Or, if we have one, a message, please.
I will try to answer all your questions.
This is an expression I use a lot in my blog.
It’s this kind of dilemma.
“Words” are powerless.
Being made to feel resentful, being made to feel sad, and spreading bitterness.
We are not fools.
This is a decision reached upon understanding.
The fact that we will continue activities for a little while after this announcement is also something that was decided upon this understanding.
Misery, and apologies, and bitterness.
He isn’t thinking this is something that other people will simply be able to accept. Rather, he thinks dark things.
In the “battle” that is left,
We will convey everything.
With this we can clearly understand.
If we are “monsters,”
If you all are “victims.”
It’s a last minute report, but I’ll go ahead and write out my impression about the live and the set list.
Somehow or another it became so long that everyone was worn out.
Have a good night.
Probably, I am the one who understands nothing.
I vow my endless love in dreams and screams.
(Credit for both translations goes to Elena on our translation staff)
No official break-up date has been set yet, but they only have two live shows announced on their homepage. If you want to see them, make sure you make it to one of these Ikebukuro EDGE shows:
March 7th @ Ikebukuro EDGE (￥3000 adv, ￥3500 same-day)
-GremlinS / Poltergeist / Fi’Ance. / Emotaru (session) / TRUST / llll-Ligro-
April 10th @ Ikebukuro EDGE (￥3000 adv, ￥3500 same-day)
-GremlinS / Poltergeist / TRUST / Fi’Ance. / etc.