Yesterday, BIOSPHIA and CROW MUSIC updated their OHP with an unfortunate announcement. In April 2015, they will disband following a one-man show. Their brief, official announcement has been translated in full below:
Thank you for your exceptional support for BIOSPHIA.
Following our one-man live at Osaka MUSE on April 2, 2015, BIOSPHIA will disband.
We are sincerely sorry to all of our fans for this sudden announcement. This was the result of repeated discussions among members. We apologize from the bottom of our hearts that this kind of decision was reached, but we ask for your understanding.
Furthermore, we plan to perform our few remaining shows with all of the passion that BIOSPHIA can muster, so please continue to support us until the very end.
CROW MUSIC, All members of BIOSPHIA
BIOSPHIA has only been in the visual kei world since 2011, but in that short amount of time they’ve made numerous releases and developed a loyal gathering of fans. The disbandment announcement actually coincided with the release of their latest single, “Suicidal Diva”.
While full, official member comments have not been released, a few of the members have already commented on the announcement via Twitter. This is what vocalist NARU had to say:
I’m sorry for such a sudden announcement. I’ve already cried at the most painful time. Even so, it still hurts. I’ll put my thoughts together and write something before the tour starts.
Guitarist REKI commented:
I’m sorry for shocking you all with this sudden announcement. BIOSPHIA will disband on 4/2. I don’t have any plans to write out my thoughts and feelings until I can take full responsibility and fix things in the end. I want to keep dreaming for a little longer.
And lastly, something from drummer SHION:
To all of our fans and those involved, I’m sorry for having to give such sad news: the inevitable disbandment that all bands will face one day… Continuing a band for a long time is really difficult. BIOSPHIA is the band I wanted to spend the most of my life in. So, I’ll wrap up all of my feelings and rage as our best BIOSPHIA until the very end.
S-T will be the first to let you know about the details of that final live as well as any follow-up band member comments.