Sad news for HeLioS fans today. Just two months after announcing the retirement of guitarist Shilon, vocalist and leader Sena left this announcement on his official blog a few days ago:
※An announcement from HeLioS※
We apologize for this sudden announcement.
From today, HeLioS will disband.
The truth is that the current members had talked about this before, and wanted to set a specific date to give the announcement, but the situation has become such that I haven’t been able to reach the other members anymore. So, as the leader, I took the responsibility of making the announcement, and decided to finally do it today.
To all of those who have supported HeLioS until today: all the live houses’ staff members, all the hair and make up stylists, all of our senior bandmates, and most of all, to all of those who always moved their feet to HeLioS’s music at our live performances, and to those who couldn’t make it to our lives, but were still there in spirit, I truly apologize for having to announce our disbandment this way.
If possible, I wanted to hold an official last performance and disband properly in front of everyone.
For this band known as HeLioS, for which I thought the concept up for and started my song writing career, the HeLioS which allowed me to enter the world of band music and ran recklessly about without knowing left from right to disband like this, as the leader, it’s extremely painful for me.
And concerning myself, some personal issues have led me to the decision of putting an end to my career as a band artist.
The reason why I was able to keep going like this for so long was thanks to all of the friends that supported me, and because all of you, the fans, were there for me too.
I’m eternally grateful to all of you. There are no words that can fully express my gratitude.
Thank you very, very much.
—Extracted from Sena’s Official Blog
The dissolution of a band is disappointing enough, but HeLioS fans will surely grieve the departure of Sena from the music scene.
How are you taking the news? Let us know in the comments below!