It’s me! It’s Ernie! I’m back! Did you miss me? (Please say yes.) I’m here for another Ask Ernie!…Except, well, this one wasn’t explicitly asked to me. Sometimes I just like browsing S-T’s Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr just to see what you guys think of me, you know? Is that creepy? Oh well. Anyways, I found this question from a while ago floating around, so here it goes:
What happened to vocalist Shuu from ex-heartless > boogieman?
Dear reader, I’m sure you aren’t the only fan wondering what has become of our beloved boogieman. They basically disappeared off of the face of the planet at the end of 2011 when drummer Yuusuke had to leave the band due to health problems. After that, poof! Nothing. Their OHP and official Twitter accounts are still up and running, but besides that, nada. Zip. Zilch. (Seriously, what’s going on, you guys?)
BUT! We did find out where Shuu went – at least, for one day. On March 22nd, Shuu participated in a live at Nagoya DIAMOND HALL as a guest vocalist for Lustknot. We’re not exactly sure why, but it may or may not have had to do with Yuki‘s diagnosis that led to the band’s indefinite hiatus that started last May. Besides Shuu’s guest appearance? We’re still not sure where he ended up, dear reader. Even his Twitter account is dead. Sorry! Ol’ Ern has failed you again.
EDIT: Thanks to reader Misha, we’ve learned that Shuu joined Lustknot. as a guest vocalist again at their May 25th show! You can hear a snippet of what it sounded like to have the ex-Heartless vocalist fronting the band here.
In case you were wondering about the rest of the members (except Yuusuke), though, they’ve all continued on with band activities swimmingly. Yuana is currently the guitarist of STEREO C.K., while Akira and Bansaku took on baroque for a while. Couldn’t say where they are now, though.
What about you, lovely S-Ters? Have you heard anything about Shuu? Let us know in the comment section below! And don’t forget to drop your favorite Ernie a line if you’ve ever got a question about v-kei!