xTRiPx have announced that bassist ruchi will be leaving the band after their live on April 8th.
Thank you for always supporting xTRiPx.
This is unexpected, however, we have some important news for everyone.
Since October of 2008, xTRiPx has been doing activities with these current five members, however, after our live on April 8th, our bassist ruchi will be graduating from the band.
We are sorry to the sudden announcent and for having to announce it like this on our OHP.
In relation to xTRiPx’s future, we are sure that we have made a lot of you worried, but we sitll have lives scheduled with the current five members, and because it’s just a short amount of time, we will be happy if you can warmly watch over the five of us until the end [of the five of us together].
Below we have comments from the member’s to all the fans who have been supporting us.
Upon reading them, we hope that you can understand [our decision].
March 16th xTRiPx
The member’s have all posted comments on the OHP regarding the news.
I’m sure that there are probably people who are bewildered by our unexpected announcement.
But now, as a result of the roads we both believe in pursuing coming to a junction, it has been decided that ruchi will be graduating from the band, and advancing down a different path.
The member’s discussed it many times.
In all honesty, I thought that if one of us was to be missing , we couldn’t go on.
However, there are still songs that I want to sing.
There’s still a lot of things that xTRiPx should do, and for ruchi’s sake, I feel like there’s no way we can stop now.
Until April 8th, the five of still have a lot to do to put things in order.
ruchi’s graduation is for the sake of the unknown future.
Although right now, I can only say things awkwardly, I hope you can warmly watch over the both of us from hereon.
Please continue to support us.
I’m sorry if we surprised you with this sudden announcement.
It’s only been about a year and a half since ruchi became a member of the band, and I’ve felt that [his time in the band] has been rich.
He became like an older brother to me.
We’re going to be walking down different paths, but both of us will keep on doing our best.
ruchi, for everythng thank you, and please support us until the last.
It’s been decided that ruchi will be graduating from xTRiPx.
This is the decision we reached after ruchi himself and the remaining members, thought about it through and through.
I’m really sorry to the fans for the unexpected announcement and for surprising you.
I don’t really have the words to express what I want, but I hope you can warmly watch over both ruchi and xTRiPx’s future.
This announcement is unexpected… but
Since the end of last year, I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
So now, I figured that once we finished recording our single, that would be the end for me.
My decision is based on the feeling that I can’t do any better than this.
My band activities, are like a personal marathon
At first, I had a a lot of fun running with everyone
But, gradually, running becomes difficult and tough, and you fall down
Your pace falls behind and when you get like that, it’s time to pass the baton to the next person
This is a result of thinking a lot
About going progressing down a different path
I’m not really looking to stop playing bass or retire from band activities, it’s just I don’t really want to run at that pace anymore.
As for xTRiPx, I really do love their music.
There are more things that I want to say, but as this is how I’m feeling about it all right now,
I’ll be happy if you can watch warmly over me from hereon in.
I’m sorry for the unexpected announcement.
ruchi will be graduating [from the band].
The past year and a half that we’ve spent alongside ruchi has for myself, and for xTRiPx, been something that can never be replaced.
I’m sure the fans are extremely surprised.
I think that it’s not something you’ll be able to accept quickly.
However, ruchi has chosen the path, and decided to graduate, so as there isn’t much time left with the five of us in xTRiPx, please watch over us.
I hope you can continue to support us.