In an unfortunate and sudden turn of events, LIPHLICH is down one member. Drummer 丸山英紀 (Maruyama Eiki) announced just days ago that he would leave the band on December 15th. Without enough time to so much as say goodbye, fans are surely disappointed by the news.
Read the official announcement and hear what he had to say on the matter for himself in this comment translation below (translation by yours truly):
Dr. Maruyama Eiki’s Departure
Thank you for your continuous support for LIPHLICH.
Drummer Maruyama Eiki will leave the band after 12/15/2015.
He had expressed his desire to leave the band a while ago,
and unfortunately, this is the result we reached after discussing the issue at length.
We sincerely apologize to both our supporters and staff
for causing such inconvenience with this disappointing news.
LIPHLICH will continue performing with the aid of a support drummer.
Please continue to support LIPHLICH.
To Everyone, from Maruyama Eiki
I’m sorry for the sudden news.
I’m going to step down from my position as LIPHLICH’s drummer on 12/15/2015.
Around May of this year, I started to feel a gap in the way I saw the band versus how the rest of the members saw the band.
I wondered, “Should I keep going on even if my heart isn’t in it?”
I’ve caused a lot of problems by putting my own interests above things like band practices.
I didn’t think it was okay for a member of LIPHLICH to be acting the way I did.
Then, I started feeling pain in my back bad enough for me to go to the hospital.
That’s when I decided to tell the members and management that I wanted to leave.
Everyone told me that they wanted to stay and wait until this feeling passed,
but the pain in my back is getting worse. My attitude towards music hasn’t changed. I’d fully made my decision by the end of the 12/10 live – I couldn’t keep on playing with LIPHLICH.
I’m so sorry to my members, staff, and fans that things turned out like this.
Please forgive me for not staying around long enough to play a departure show. I don’t have the motivation. I want to leave the scene as soon as I can.
Thank you so much for the support you’ve given me.
Even more unfortunately, it looks like fans won’t be able to catch the drummer in another band. Hopefully LIPHLICH will be able to find another permanent drummer soon.