In May, Paranoid≠circuS‘s drummer Yusura left under vague and suspicious circumstances after a private incident unrelated to the band. Immediately after, the ghoulish group invited drummer Kizuna as a support member.
Now, Kizuna has upgraded his rank from support to official member, becoming the “Buffalo” to replace Yusura’s “Lamm.”
Paranoid≠circuS is not Kizuna’s first venture into a band, but he admits he has been struggling to get involved in a legitimate project for the last couple of years. But despite his recent past, the drummer impressed the existing members so much that they made his membership official within only a couple of months. His profile has already been added to the band’s webpage, which reveals that his birthday is August 25th and his blood type – often used in Japan to determine personality – is B. (Apparently, he also loves apples and hates the weak.)
The following comes from Kizuna’s own blog, where on July 12th, he wrote briefly on his official initiation into the circuS:
Thanks for coming to see us at our event at [America-mura FANJ] twice on 7/9.
After spending the last two months or so as support,
an official member [of Paranoid≠circuS].
This band has inspired me in so many ways,
and now I have a chance
to be a part of that myself.
It’s been two years
since I’ve been in an actual band,
and there’s probably lots I still need to learn,
but I’m looking forward to it
and both Paranoid≠circuS and I
hope to have your support.
Translated by bambi
As mentioned previously, Paranoid≠circuS has not exactly established a reputation of long tenures among band members. Whether Kizuna will buck that trend remains to be seen.
For the time being, Paranoid≠circuS has a leopard, a poisonous snake, a crow, and a buffalo among the cast. This zoo is just about to embark on their sponsoring tour, SUICIDE PARADE, with plenty of dates in the band’s native Kansai region, so head out and see them in the leadup to – or even at! – their September 18th oneman, SUICIDE CIRCUS.
Paranoid≠circuS National Tour SUICIDE PARADE
July 22 (TUE) Nagoya 3STAR IMAIKE
July 23 (WED) Shinsaibashi FanJ twice
July 24 (THU) Hiroshima Namiki Junction
July 25 (FRI) Fukuoka DRUM SON
July 28 (MON) Niigata GOLDEN PIGS RED STAGE
July 29 (TUE) Sendai space Zero
July 30 (WED) Shinjuku RUIDO K4
August 2 (SAT) Kanzawa AZ
August 3 (SUN) Shinsaibashi VARON
August 9 (SAT) Okayama IMAGE
August 16 (SAT) Namba ROCKETS
August 17 (SUN) Namba ROCKETS
Tour Final Oneman “SUICIDE CIRCUS”
September 18 (THU) Shinsaibashi FanJ 9/18