SwallowtaiL, whom he haven’t heard from in the last long while, have announced that two of their members will be leaving the band, and they’ve pushed back their album.
The following was left on their OHP, as well as comments from the two departing men.
This is a message from SwallowtaiL regarding the departure of bassist Yanagi and drummer Yu-ki.
We are very sorry that we were unable to get through preparations for the first album as SwallowtaiL with four members, and that despite having announced its release for sping we’ve been unable to keep up with our patrons’ expectations.
The departure of the two who have kept up SwallowtaiL’s rhythm section for so long is a shock, and there is no mistaking that the concept of the album, which is still in production, will change greatly.
However, regarding activity from now on, after establishing [a new formation with] Ryuji and Rai and the admission of new members, we will report once again.
Therefore, we would like to kindly ask our patrons who support and cheer on Yanagi and Yu-ki in their new beginnings, as well as all staff members, to give SwallowtaiL your patronage from here on as well.
SwallowtaiL, all members
Comments from bassist Yanagi
Due to personal circumstances at this time, a change of heart, and so on, I’ve decided to leave SwallowtaiL.
I would like to apologize deeply to all the fans who have been looking forward to things from here, and to the staff.
I have faith that Ryuji and Rai, who will continue activity, will build a new SwallowtaiL.
To all the fans and staff, please give them your unwavering patronage.
For me, from here on, I can’t discuss things right now, but I would like to report on it… in some way or another.
If I may ask, please look over me warmly from here on, and thank you so much for everything until now.
Comment from drummer Yu-ki
Please forgive me for the unfortunate announcement for everyone who had been waiting for our activity.
As for the main reason for leaving, it’s that I gradually started lying to myself about facing the same music as the other members. Since it would also mean lying to the music itself and lying to the other members, I couldn’t do it.
And, since I can’t stand on stage with these feelings, I feel like I’d also be lying to all of you, and since I can’t [perform] halfheartedly I decided to leave.
I am not sure about my activity in the future.
Thank you, to everyone who has continued supporting SwallowtaiL.