Visual Kei band BASH! just announced that drummer Minato has departed from the band today.
The announcement comes probably all of a sudden for most of the fans. But the drummer has a good reason to depart: He explains that the situation his family is currently in makes it impossible for him to continue band activities. That means he will not only depart from BASH! but also leave the music industry in general.
The other members promised to keep on going and continuing band activities as BASH!. And this is also what Minato wants them to do since he wrote in his official statement: "My dream I wanted to make true ends here but I want to entrust the continuation to BASH!."