由希 (Yuki), the drummer of オトガデッド (Otogadead) has left the band. Here is the official band’s comment regarding his decision:
Thank you for continuing to support Otogadead.
We have an important announcement to you all.
As of the gig at Meguro Rock Maykan on the 15th May, the drummer Yuki has requested his leave from Otogadead.
We wish to apologise to the fans and all those involved for this announcement and that things have turned out this way.
The reason for this is that as Yuki is undergoing two careers of being part of Otogadead and other musical activities simultaneously, it is becoming stressful for him both physically and mentally, therefore it is virtually impossible for him to continue like this.
After discussing this within the members by taking his intentions into consideration, and moreover, wanting to keep Otogadead to continue successfully in our activities and create good pieces [of music], we have accepted his request to withdraw.
We would like to deeply apologise for continuing to cause an inconvenience and worry to you all, due to the fact that we have a band member drawing when we still have gigs to come. We will hastily find a support member for the gig at Shibuya RUIDO K4 on the 20th June.
We would like continually devote ourselves on making good music.
Please do continue to support us.
30th May 2010,
Otogadead Members: Zen, Yuuki Sakurazawa, IV
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