Almost one month ago, VIRULENT fans had some sad news to read. The band went on an activity pause in late May 2012, but now drummer Kazuya has announced his retirement not only from VIRULENT, but from band activities altogether. Read his official Ameblo comment here:
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 5:30:23
Today it was decided that I would depart from virulent.
It’s not due to any fighting or disagreements about musical direction, but because I have decided to quit the life of band music.
It’s not that I will be going off to a new band.
I am formally retiring.
I would like to extend my apologies to all of those fans who were waiting for virulent to resume its activities.
The number one reason for this is that from now on the vision I hold of the future is not one that I can see with a band.
On the other hand, I don’t plan to stop making music.
It’s possible that I may meet you in some other shape or form.
I’m retiring, but virulent will continue with its activities, so please continue to cheer them on.
At least fans can hope for more music in the future!
What do you think made Kazuya want to quit the rock star life? Do you think VIRULENT will resume activities soon, even without the drummer? Let us know in the comments!