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VABel loses MAST
Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:13am in Departures, Events, Lives

VABel loses MAST

New indies band VABel will be losing another member soon: according to a June 13th blog entry, guitarist and co-founder MAST will be departing as of the band’s August 17th appearance at THE GALLO‘s sponsored live at Ikebukuro CYBER.

Though they only formed in September of last year, VABel has already suffered some member shuffling; bassist MAKOTO departed in April of this year, not long after VABel released their first single, EVIL NEVER ENDS. Considering VABel’s guitar-heavy sound, the departure of MAST could result in an even more substantial shakeup that may very well shape the band’s future.

Although this decision seems sudden, it is reflective of a pattern of band-bouncing that visual veteran MAST has established. Nonetheless, his statement, as per his blog, is not a particularly unhappy one; he assures his audience there is no ill-will between the members and that he will continue to put in his full effort before his summer “graduation.”

Our Adventure Tim carefully translated the following blog entry from MAST, regarding his graduation.

Important Announcement

During our recent live at Shibuya’s Tsutaya O-West, I made an important announcement: following our live in August, I will be graduating from VABel.
Make no mistake, I built VABel up from the beginning with Ren and I still really like all our members and fans! ^_^
Still, I’ll be graduating in August (although not from AKB*). I’ll make sure to work hard these last two months so I leave nothing to regret. I have no plans for what I’ll do after graduating VABel as of yet.

But I’m going to try and find some way to show my face for all of you again.

2014-06-13 00:42:57


*AKB48 is a Japanese mega-girl group in the vein of Morning Musume. It began with 48 members but has since expanded to over one hundred, and each time a member departs she is said to be “graduating” from the group.


Translated by Adventure Tim.

While some fans may be concerned that this will be MAST’s retirement, that closing line – along with the cheeky photo attached – gives hope that MAST will remain an active musician, even if not in the context of VABel.

Although their upcoming schedule is a bit sparse, you can still catch VABel with MAST at the following lives, so be sure to show him your face, too!

VABeL 2nd Sponsor Live GOES OVER A WALL
July 14 (MON) @ Birth Shinjuku
OPEN 16:00 | START 16:30

Featuring VABeL / Placebo / LIV’ERT / Faze / DEALIVE / ROMiO / Createur / Avenue / (and more…)

Tickets
Advance ¥3000* | Day-of ¥3500*
*Drink ticket excluded

Tickets available through VABel direct sale (A), e-plus (B), band reservation (C), and same-day box office (D), in respective priority. Please see homepage for purchasing details.


THE GALLO Sponsor Live Kokkei Ro-gou Sakusen
August 17 (SUN) @ Ikebukuro CYBER
OPEN 15:00 | START 15:30

Featuring THE GALLO / Another / VAMPIRE / End;Re / Zelktage / sForzato / VABeL / Misaruka

Tickets
Advance ¥3000* | Day-of ¥3500*
*Drink ticket excluded

Tickets available through THE GALLO direct sale (A), CYBER box office (advance) (B), e-plus (C), and same-day box office (D), in respective priority. Please see homepage for purchasing details.

Source: VABel OHP, MAST Official Ameblog

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