The Weekly Quickie: Rivet, DEALIVE, Miss Rainy, My Bacteria Heat Island, VAASTU, MICRO HEAD4NS, Gossip, Develop One’s Faculties, Matenrou Opera
Go fetch your tissues, folks. LOTS of disbandments and lineup changes to report this week, so I’ll try to keep it brief. Rivet will be disbanding after their live at HOLIDAY Shinjuku on September 27. They have renamed this last live, TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE -THE LAST SCENE-.
DEALIVE bassist You will be leaving the band as of their live on December 17. No further details were given and the band apologizes for the sudden announcement. He still has a few lives left, so make sure to catch him before the end.
Miss Rainy guitarists Kohei and Am will depart as of September 30 at Shibuya REX.
After announcing their hiatus back in July, My Bacteria Heat Island is now down to only TenTen. All four of the other members announced their departure, leaving TenTen as the only member. No reasoning has been given so far and there is no indication of disbandment, but it’s hard to imagine what could possibly happen from here. We will be sure to keep an eye on things and let you know as they develop.
VAASTU bassist, Shiori, has been forced to forgo all live appearences due to hospitilization for eye retinal detachment. It seems he won’t be able to stand or walk on his own for awhile, so he has been reduced to support status until he recovers and another support member will take his place. Their upcoming single scheduled for September 2 has been postponed until November 11 and their one-man show at Ikebukuro Cyber on September 17 is now free entry. You can purchase early access tickets for 3000 yen that will grant you access to their soundcheck as well as a handshake event before the show.
With a lineup change of a more positive variety, MICRO HEAD4NS have announced the addition of ex-A vocalist Nimo to their ranks! He will make his official debut with the band on October 10 at Shibuya STAR LOUNGE. They are also teasing a new single for 2015, but no details as of yet.
Gossip has announced the release of their fourth single, Tokyo Scandal. There aren’t a lot of details as of yet, but we do have a release date of January 20. This is also a limited release with only 1000 copies being printed, so make sure to get yours fast.
One of my favorite bands to come out this year, Develop One’s Faculties, has announced the release of their first full length album on October 28. The album will be called Reincarnation. There are no further details at this time, but you can bet it’s on my must purchase list. They will also hold their second one-man live, “c=299792457m/s”, on December 20 at Ikebukuro EDGE. Tickets are up for purchase on eplus.
Matenrou Opera have announced details on the next in their elemental series, BURNING SOUL. The single represents the element of fire and releases October 21. The group have a handful of instore events planned as well as a mini-tour in the works, so keep an eye on their homepage for more details.
And that’s the Quickie. Did it hurt?