Do you know what day it is, readers? I hope you do. Keep that in mind as you read this breaking news from Shellmy.
Today, April 1st, Shellmy has announced their official departure from the visual kei scene. Read their official announcement below to get all the details (translated by yours truly):
2015/4/1: Shellmy declares departure from V-kei! Free distribution of new song 「ローヤルミルククリームfeat.ひょーめる」 (Royal Milk Cream feat. Hyomeru) !
Today, 2015/4/1, marks just shy of 1 year and 8 months of Shellmy’s daring ventures in the visual kei scene that has not only taken over Kansai, but all of Japan. We are announcing our bold departure from visual kei.
The new ex-visual kei band Shellmy will be distributing their new song “Royal Milk Cream feat. Hyomeru” free of charge. Its main characteristics are its poppy and catchy guitar riffs, as well as the ultimate expression of Ohyo’s sweet lyrics of a loving couple’s affection for one another.
Each member’s part is now as follows: Vocal&Dance Ohyo, Manipulator YU-GA, Bassist Nao-san, and Drummer YUU. We are determined to challenge ourselves in a musical scene that’s bigger than just visual kei. We are also holding auditions for a new guitarist. Look forward to Shellmy’s renewed activities.
–2015/5 Shellmy 東名阪伍月病ツアー(Tomeihan Gogatsu-byo* Tour)!
May 11 (Sun) @ HOLIDAY NAGOYA NEXT
Shellmy Tomeihan Gogatsu-byo Tour Nagoya “May 11, Ame”
May 18 (Sun) @ Shinjuku RUIDO K4
Shellmy Tomeihan Gogatsu-byo Tour Tokyo “May 18, Kumori”
May 25 (Sun) @ NAMBA ROCKETS
Shellmy Tomeihan Gogatsu-byo Tour Osaka “May 25, ___”
Shellmy uploaded the full version of their new single “Royal Milk Tea” on their YouTube. Its poppy, catchy feel and sickly sweet lyrics are sure to make you want to fall in love this spring.
*五月病 (Gogatsu-byo), or “May sickness,” is a term used to describe the stress, anxiety, or illness caused by difficulty in adjusting to one’s new school life or job. It’s most often found in young adults around late April or May, when most new workers have just started their new job or students start the new school year.
(Note: In case you haven’t caught on already, today is April Fool’s Day in Japan! We are almost completely certain this is an April Fool’s prank by the members of Shellmy. We’d advise Shellmy fans to wait until April 2nd to see if this is something worth panicking about.)