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Ryo Leaves yazzmad Due to an Interesting Turn of Events
Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:00pm in Departures, Lives, Translations

Ryo Leaves yazzmad Due to an Interesting Turn of Events

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This isn’t your normal departure announcement by no means. On March 21st, yazzmad came out and announced that their bassist Ryo would be leaving the band as of their live on April 10th due to family circumstances. And what could those circumstances be? Well… read Jackson’s translation of their comments below to find out.

Announcement: Bassist Ryo Departing Yazzmad

Following our April 10th concert at Takadanobaba AREA, our bassist Ryo will be leaving yazzmad due to family circumstances. We apologize to our fans and affiliates, and hope you will be understanding.

March 21, 2014
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[Ryo (bass)]

To all our fans and affiliates:

I, Ryo, will be retiring from yazzmad after April 10th, for personal reasons. I know that might sound like a weak excuse to many of you, so let me explain a little bit about my family situation.

My family has for generations been one of the very few families left in Japan still making traditional Japanese dolls, and as it stands I’m the head of the family right now. Unfortunately, it’s become all but impossible to balance the live and release schedules of playing in a band with the production and exhibition involved in doll-making, and so at some point, I had to ask myself which I was going to put first. This is the answer that I chose.

As of today, I’m stepping back from the frontline.

I’m incredibly happy to have had the chance to be in charge of bass for yazzmad. I may not have much time left with them, but I hope you’ll keep cheering us on until then.

From now on, I’ll be entrusting all my dreams to yazzmad as I walk my own path. May you keep on bringing yazzmad’s music to the world.

 

[Naoki (vocals)]

Ryo-kun, you supported yazzmad during the hardest times of our existence, and I’m grateful you could play with us.

I had a feeling that Ryo would be forced to resign one day.

But this is something to be happy about, not sad–a new beginning for both of us. We’re going work just as hard to make yazzmad big, and make up for the dreams Ryo won’t be with us to make come true.

 

[Takeki (guitar)]

So now Ryo will retire from yazzman, take over his doll business, and Naoki, Takeki and Zumi will keep on moving forward without breaking stride

Honestly, this is pretty great for all involved, don’t think there could have been a better solution

Really grateful to Ryo as a bandmember and as a person for playing with us and supporting us

yazzmad is going to be really big from here on out, so keep a good eye on us

 

[Zumi (drums)]

Ryo-kun will no longer be our bassist after April 10th, for exactly the reasons he says in his comment.

A band is after all a gathering of people with each their own set of circumstances. I’m proud to have been able to share some of that time with him. Thanks, Ryo-kun.
Don’t worry, yazzmad will absolutely keep going. Onward and upward.

Thanks for being our fans.

 

Interesting, right? Currently no details are available for the live on April 10th, but for those of you who’re interested in seeing Ryo perform before his departure, they still have a few lives planned through the date.

03.26 Kanazawa AZ
What: Spring Cup TOUR
With: chanty, the RAID., the GALLO, Elm, Rave, LAGNA
Cost: ¥3000 (¥3500 day of)

03.27 Niigata GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
What: Spring Cup TOUR
With: chanty, the RAID., the GALLO, Elm, Rave, LAGNA
Cost: ¥3000 (¥3500 day of)

03.29 Sendai HooK
What: Spring Cup TOUR
With: chanty, the RAID., the GALLO, Elm, Rave, LAGNA
Cost: ¥3000 (¥3500 day of)

03.31 Takadanobaba AREA
What: Sibile Bashir Consecutive Sponsored Theater -Third Night-
With: Sibile Bashir, Zonbi, Nihilizm, landz., 「Loveit」
Cost: ¥3000 (¥3500 day of)

04.02 Birth Shinjuku
What: the Sherry Sponsored Event “Thousand Cherry Blossom”
With: the Sherry, Airish, Romancing Saga, Virgil
Cost: ¥3500 (¥4000 day of)

04.09 Takadanobaba Area
What: Fuji Rock Festival Vol.6
With: LIPHLICH, Masa (Dolly), others
Cost: ¥0

 

Source: OHP
Translation: Jackson

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