You may have heard of Escalera, who only officially started band activities in August 2013, but their road is already coming to a halt. Read more
It’s a new year and MEJIBRAY are back with their tenth single RAVEN, the first in a string of three new releases. But rather than three singles in a row, fans can look forward to something a little different this time around. Next up is their first live DVD, A PRIORI Ei: Joshō -Counting Goats- TOUR FINAL AT TSUTAYA O-EAST, out on April 2, and a single collection, SM, hits stores on May 7. Here at ViSULOG, we’re sitting down with the band for three exclusive interviews to hear their thoughts on each release, starting this month. Enjoy!
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Interview and Text: Takaya Yamamoto
Translation : bambi [email@example.com]
“I wouldn’t advise people to try and copy our way of doing things. They might get hurt.” (Tsuzuku)
Sad news for fans of Ganglion–bassist Yui, who has been struggling with health issues since late 2013, has announced that she will be leaving the band. Her last performance will be their show on April 5th, at Shibuya Rex.
Yui first joined Ganglion in 2011, a year after they initially formed. From their start, Ganglion has aimed to be a band that cannot be described in just one genre, but rather one that spans many genres. They have toured all across the country from when they first started. They have been selling out frequently, and gaining popularity outside of Japan as well. They released their first full album in 2012 and their second mini-album “Rising” in late 2013, and have continued to tour since then.
Unfortunately, it seems that they will not be continuing with this lineup.
After only a couple of years of activity, and less than a month since their second single “WHITE LIE was released, DILIAL has announced that they will regrettably be breaking up on May 20th, 2014. Their final performance will be a headlining event live, the details of which have not yet been decided.
Our Adventure Tim translated their sudden announcement.
It was no shock, but certainly heartbreaking, last week when BORN announced after a year of inactivity that bassist Kifumi, who had taken a break from the band due to family-related issues, would officially leave the band.
Fans have had the opportunity to see the official comments by BORN in regards to bassist Kifumi’s departure, but the band also opted to release further, more heart-felt comments on their blog earlier this week. Read more
Sad news for fans of United Monsters–on January 13th, the band announced a pause in activities. This is very shocking news, given that the band just began activities October 31st, 2013. Perhaps it is difficult for ‘monsters’ to get along for a fair amount of time.
The band is based on themes like monsters and hell and have been performing this way thus far. Up until this point, they have released two demo tapes called “MONSTER’S WORLD” and 「レイシズム」(Racism). They officially paused activities after their concert on January 28th, but it seems like they are fairly confident that this is only a temporary break.
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SOLEIL won’t be shining for much longer.
On February 17th, the band announced their plans to disband following their April 24th live in Tokyo. Due to differences in direction, the band has decided that they are unable to continue activities as SOLEIL. You can read the official announcement in its entirety below, translated by yours truly: Read more