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– Lead vocalist Van Tomiko will continue on as a solo artist.
– Guitarist/Vocalist Owatari Ryo will pursue a career as the leader of his group, Missle Innovation.
– Composer/Guitarist Nagao Dai will act as producer and song writer for another group known as Amasia Landscape.
– AVEX has already started preparations on their website for Van Tomiko’s future solo career.
– Reason for the breakup? The letter describes it as a “natural result” of each member wanting to “move up” in their music career.
– The DAI official website also has confirmation of the split.
– Final single is set out for September 28th.
– Final concert is expected to be held at Budokan, Tokyo on November 25th.
As I am sad to see one of my most beloved groups end their run, I am at the same time relieved that all the former members will in some way continue to entertain us with their musical talents. The band, which first debuted on September 29, 1999, has released 6 albums, 20+singles, 4 compilation cds, and 3 Live DVD sets. Their music has also been used for animated programs such as Vampire Hunter D, Zoids Genesis, and Inuyasha. If you never heard their original style of music before, you can check out this torrent with an “almost” complete DISCOGRAPHY of all their work, (about 2 gigs worth).
[Torrent] – DAI discography.