the:Ø's guitarist Hiroya announced to depart from the band next month.
the:Ø just formed a few months ago and already has to deal with the departure of one member. In the official statement they explained that after various conversations they came to the end that the:Ø and Hiroya can't continue together.
Hiroya posted the following official comment:
As you can read in the announcement, it has been decided that I will leave the:Ø on January 23rd.
When we started being active as the:Ø I knew absolutely nothing but the members and everyone around me helped me a lot and for me it was the first time to release a proper CD. These were days full of fun and only new experiences.
But during that time I realized more and more that the music I want to make and the things I want to do are different from my current path. So I decided to depart.
I'm sorry for the sudden announcement. We will give our very best at every single live as five member band until January 23rd, so please treat us well.