On April 4th, Minerva announced that drummer Lukia – who just joined the band officially last December – would be taking a break from band activities due to severe depression. Read the band’s official announcement below, translated by yours truly:
An Important Announcement
Thank you for your continuous support for Minerva.
Lukia has been diagnosed with severe depression.
As a result of discussion among members,
and out of respect for his wishes to devote himself to recovery, we will continue activities with a support drummer starting from our next performance on 4/9.
His return is dependent on his mental state and recovery. We will make an announcement once that becomes clear.
We sincerely apologize to both fans of Minerva and fans of Lukia for causing such worry and trouble with this news.
This announcement is sudden, but please continue to give us your support.
S-T hopes just as much as Minerva fans that he can recover enough to return to the scene as soon as possible.