For a while now we’ve been considering a “Q&A” section on Shattered-Tranquility, because we know there are lots of fans with tons of questions and we’d like to do our best in answering what we can (even if it requires some research).
We recently received an e-mail which gives us the perfect opportunity to launch this section of the site.
And this section is called: Ask Ernie.
So let’s begin!
The first question for Ernie revolves around ex.MEN’s80%, which is the session band headed by つかさ (Tsukasa) of ex-bis that played at HOLIDAY SHINJUKU on March 2nd.
Q:: The contributor of the question sent a link to this journal: http://yaplog.jp/razuazu explaining that there are photos and talk about the session band. The questions are is the band complete now and whose blog is it?
A: Well, first things first we definitely have to say thanks for the question and for the link! The information in the journal tells us who the final line-up for the session band ended up being, and that line-up was:
Vocals – テロ (Tero) (ヴィドール(Vidoll))
Guitar – つかさ (Tsukasa) (ex-bis)
Guitar – 愬楽 (Sora) (ex-華族 (Kazoku))
Bass – たら (Tara) – ex-176BIZ
Drums – NANA (ex-MASK, ex-Rosanna)
Ernie was unsure about whether or not it was the same Tero from Vidoll, but after searching the web and reading various live reports, it turns out it was. One girl also posted some of the dialogue that occurred between the members in the MC, and Tero explains he was really surprised when Tsukasa asked him to join the session band not as a drummer, but as the vocalist.
The band was a session band and will not become a ‘real’ band and as far as I’ve read they don’t seem to be performing again. However, AZu will be taking place in another session band on March 30th.
The blog, belongs to NANA who currently is going by the name AZu and until February 15th was support drumming for the band Zip.er.
Hopefully this answers your questions and we also hope that everyone will feel free to send any questions they have about the visual scene – specific or not – to our guru, Ernie.