Somehow, it slipped our radar, but in early June TRIGGAH posted about guitarist AIKA, bassist TAKE, and drummer YUSUKE leaving the band and a subsequent hiatus following. Their last live with their current members is actually taking place as we write this.
The official OHP message is as follows:
Thank you for always supporting TRIGGAH.
This year, the single “DAZZLE” was released, and it was a full year of turning points.
We celebrated our first anniversary, we had the TRIGGAH-sponsored “BREAK OUT BULLET CHANGED THE WORLD” event, and many fans came.
During our progression, we came to a result from talks between the members, and reached the conclusion that Gt.AIKA, Ba.TAKE, and Dr.YUSUKE will leave the band.
Along with that, it has been decided that TRIGGAH will pause activities as a band.
TRIGGAH was able to stay active thanks to everyone who kept listening, supporting, and loving the band.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
For activities from here on, we will proceed to inform everyone on the official site and also on member blogs, soon.
To all of the fans who have supported us this far, we’re sorry to keep you waiting, but please give your unyielding support to the members’ new challenges from now on.
June 2012, unspecified day
DUAL CORE SOUND ENTERPRISE
TOMOZO is the only member who doesn’t seem to have made an official comment on his blog. Comments from the remaining members follow.
From AIKA’s blog on June 7:
Thank you for always supporting TRIGGAH.
Regarding my own course of action after my withdrawal, I don’t think I can say anything yet now.
I’m still a member of TRIGGAH and we still have lives.
So I want to focus on returning the favors of all the support you’ve given us, and the help staff has given.
But, to the people I’ve caused trouble with the decision to leave, and the people affiliated with TRIGGAH, and the acquaintances I’ve met through TRIGGAH, I’m really, truly sorry, from the bottom of my heart.
And more than anything, I’m incredibly sorry for betraying the fans who have continued to support us.
There are four lives left so please kindly support the five-member TRIGGAH.
And please love TRIGGAH from now until forever, I ask from the bottom of my heart.
From hajime’s blog on June 8:
Thank you, AREA, for the 5th
TRIGGAH will go on a temporary activity pause on July 23rd but
There are 4 lives until then
The present members will make each and every live the best
No matter the reason,
It won’t change the fact that the decision of withdrawal and hiatus is upsetting to you
I understand that
And while I understand that, it was our decision
Telling you that directly
Is incredibly hard
I think everyone will react in their own way but
It’s okay to take it slowly so please let me see your smiles again
I can’t just look down forever
And I can’t be gloomy forever, either
Anyway I have to carry on with all my strength like always
Tomorrow is the studio so I’ll keep my chin up
From YUSUKE’s blog on June 7:
To everyone who has supported TRIGGAH
And to all staff
First, I’m terribly sorry for the sudden announcement and for causing any trouble.
As announced, we made a quick decision for July 23rd
After the TRIGGAH-sponsored
“RUN OUT OF BULLETS”
live, it’s been decided that I will leave TRIGGAH.
First, I can’t thank the bands enough
who cheerfully agreed to perform on that day
as well as the staff from both bands.
Thank you very much.
Also, I’m really happy that
TRIGGAH can sponsor this event and
we can have it at Meguro Rock May Kan.
Thank you, Pepe-san, and other Rock May Kan staff.
Everyone who has supported TRIGGAH
First, I’m really sorry for
betraying your hopes.
I think that no matter the reason for my withdrawal, it won’t change that I’ve betrayed your feelings.
There are a lot of things I want to say,
But please just let me say this now.
By no means does it mean that this is for pessimistic reasons.
I want you to understand somehow or another that the results from here on are all forward-facing.
There are four lives left with the present members
June 17th is the last at Takadanobaba AREA
July 7th and 8th are the last campaign, in Nagoya and Osaka
And July 23rd is the last with the present members as TRIGGAH at Meguro Rock May Kan
One by one they’re all the end. I’d like them to be precious and with [everyone’s] full effort, so please kindly give us your unyielding support somehow until the end.
From TAKE’s blog on June 7th:
Everyone who has supported us,
for surprising you with such a sudden announcement and for making you sad.
For all related persons, I’m terribly sorry
for the trouble.
As was announced,
It’s been decided that TRIGGAH will have an activity pause and TAKE will withdraw.
I want to do the best I can with all my strength
in order to give good performances
even though the remaining lives now are few.
The number is small, but
I want to enjoy the lives with you all!
I’d like to be able to return the affection you’ve all given me until now
even if only a little bit.
If everyone who has come to our lives
and everyone who has unfortunately not come
would support us until the end, I’d be happy.
Please give us your best.
All messages translated by Ku.
We’ll keep an eye out for updates regarding the band and departing members.
Source: OHP, member blogs