As mentioned earlier today, Velbet will be disbanding this coming March.
Many thanks to Shattered Tranquility’s Ku, who has translated the member’s comments on the disbandment. You can read those comments below.
This may not be the news fans of AvelCain were looking for in recent days. Despite announcing their solo tour 「存在理由」(Sonzai Riyuu) for early 2014, it appears two of their members will not be in attendance, due to their departure from the band, effective at the end of October. Kasumi has already left as of the 17th, and Sou is scheduled to drop out at their live at NAGOYA HOLIDAY NEXT on October 30th. The following announcement was left on Kasumi’s blog and translated by Ku. Read more
Last week, we alerted you to some troubling news brought about by FUTURISM BOYZ’s vocalist, CO-, regarding his detainment and questioning by the police on October 3rd
. As of late, no real
information has been given on just what
happened regarding the incident, and we’re left to wonder at this hour, just what could have occurred for the entire band to release statements, and for CO- to apologize? Within the hour, CO- officially released an apology regarding his previous detainment, and Shun and Yukihiro have also commented. We currently have all three member’s comments translated, and you can read them below. Read more
On October 3rd, UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and band FUTURISM BOYZ made an announcement which some label fans have attributed to the “curse of Kisaki” — the band’s vocalist, CO-, is currently undergoing police questioning and thus the October 6th live which he was supposed to sponsor was cancelled.
Just earlier today, Gakido posted a sudden message to their OHP declaring the band’s impending breakup following the November 30th performance at Shinjuku BLAZE. As previously reported, the original arrangement had been that TOSSY would leave the band following the BLAZE live, however, since the time the original announcement was made inner turmoil has led to a complete dissolution.
The members have all included their own personal comments in the OHP’s message which follows.
Matenrou Opera announced yesterday that drummer Yu, who has been absent from band activities since June to recover from a herniated disc, will return to the band in November. His comeback will coincide with the November 16th fan club-limited performance at Shibuya O-WEST.
Earlier in the month, Cat fisT made the announcement that vocalist Kokoro, who was diagnosed with Autonomic Ataxia
, was forced to pause his activities due to the worsening of his condition. Despite the fact that they’ll be resuming their full lineup soon, fans who’re currently still worrying over his health have another issue to cope with starting this December — Cat fisT will be going on temporary pause to allow Kokoro further time to recover. Read more
After the end of their European tour in May, PLUNKLOCK have been somewhat stagnant with their activities. Apparently that’ll become the norm soon, as comes with their latest announcement. As of this coming October, they’ll be going on indefinite activity pause, but before doing so, they’ll be releasing their final single. But first, we’ve translated their official statement and the members comments below. Read more
We always hate the be the bearers of such horrible news, and this is no exception. Announced on their webpage, the former vocalist and leader of the band グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan,) Amano Tonbimaru passed away unexpectedly on August 12th. The members have released their statements on his passing, and they’ve been translated by our own Chai. Read more
Tokyo Quartet, just a week before the release of their next single 「妄想パトロキンロール」(Mousou Pato Rock ‘n Roll)
, have made a sad announcement regarding their current lineup. As of their live on October 15th, bassist Mimu will be leaving the band to concentrate on his schoolwork. The following was translated by our own vii-vii. Read more
オトガデッド (Otogadead,) who this year will be celebrating their fifth anniversary of activities, will also be doing so on a solemn note. Announced within the week, on the day of their first oneman live, they’ll be disbanding. Vocalist Zen made the announcement and posted his thoughts on the matter on his Ameba; our own vii-vii has translated it in it’s entirety. Read more
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:
Some readers may recall our whispers about a new band called マーブルヘッド(Marblehead) in late 2012, but it seems they had a bit of a rocky start. On August 11th, the band announced that they would be restarting activities with some new members on August 19th!
Sad news for a band we have yet to give a formal introduction to. DISH’s bassist, Kouhei, will be leaving the band after their oneman show in Takadanobaba on December 1st. Here is his comment, translated by our own staff member Chai:
An important message from Kouhei Nemoto
I have an important message for everyone.
At this time it has been decided that I, Kouhei Nemoto, will withdrawal from DISH following the one-man performance at Takadanobaba AREA on December 1st.
The reason is that I’m thinking I will try to find a job. Read more
Most of you readers are probably familiar with ARENA 37℃, a magazine that has been publishing music news–specifically, a lot of visual kei news–for over 30 years. In a sudden and shocking announcement, the staff announced that September’s issue (just released) will be their final issue published.
On August second, Kazuma (HIGH FASHION PARALYZE, ex-Merry Go Round) made a startling post via his official Facebook page: former bandmate and bassist Junna passed away on July 27th. An early visual band from Nagoya, Merry Go Round was active from 1995-2004, with Junna on bass from 1995-1998.
Though very little information has been shared about the conditions surrounding his death, the people he has touched through his life and career — bandmates, coworkers, and friends — have begun leaving their thoughts and feelings online in various forms.
In unfortunate lieu of more information for Junna’s fans, we have complied a selection of the short messages left in memorandum of the man who has clearly made a lasting impression on the people he met while he walked the earth.
Though they released their first full album 「左手に手錠を右手に地球を」(Hidarite ni Tejou wo Migite ni Chikyuu wo) back in March and finished up their “The Joker’s Parade Tour 2013″ in June, JokArt au Legal have come to a sudden decision as of recent, stating they’ll be going on pause effective immediately. The following statement was left on their homepage, and translated by our own Luna. As of yet, only Rensa and Kouta have made comments, but if more are posted, we’ll update you. Read more
For fans of Jackman, there’s been some disheartening news involving their drummer, ROI. According to an announcement on their members blogs, he’ll be leaving the band at the end of this month. Though ROI has yet to make an official comment on the issue, our own Luna has translated the original announcement for you. Read more
Two days ago, we mentioned that cocklobin was planning to conclude their activities as of this coming February
. We’ve compiled all of the members comments on the disbandment for you, so click Read More to see them all. Read more
We first reported on the formation of cocklobin over four years ago, and recently they released their first album entitled “Iris,” which immediately sold out. But as of today, we’ll be celebrating their fifth anniversary next year on a solemn note. Announced today on their homepage, their activities will come to an end as of 2014. The following was translated by our own Luna. Read more