Here's a bunch of news that I've neglected to post:
Some time ago, GIGAMOUS had announced that vocalist Shiki (式) would secede on 2017-03-31, and the band would pause activities afterward.
On February 27th, Shiki failed to appear at a rehearsal for the next day's live, and suddenly stopped replying to the other members' messages. After consulting Shiki's family, the band decided to say that he would be missing the February 28th live performance due to influenza.
On March 2nd, the band received word via Shiki's family that he would not appear at any of the band's other lives. Shiki is considered to have seceded as of that day.
Guitarist YUKKIE (ユッキー) acted as vocalist for the band's remaining lives.
Former Matina band vellaDonna held a one-day revival yesterday (April 2nd) at live event Jaaku Shigen Seitan Matsuri (邪悪四弦生誕祭) at Minamihorie (南堀江) SOCORE FACTORY. Vocalist SEEK, guitarist TAKO, and bassist GOMA appeared.
Also appearing were VAZM, which features ex-MIRAGE guitarist YAYOI, and unknown;RE, which features ex-EzeːquL guitarist Q-La (玖蘭). VulgaRize, who once appeared on a Matina omnibus, also held a one-day revival.
A sticker was freely distributed to attendees.
Former Soleil band Vasalla (覇叉羅) will hold a one-day revival on May 27th!
Their live, Haou Gaisen ~Ezo Juurinhen~ (覇王凱旋~蝦夷蹂躙編~), will be held as part of sapporo mixed up night 2017 at Sapporo (札幌) Crazy Monkey.
Attendees who mention that they've come to see Vasalla will receive a DVD with unspecified live footage.
It's unclear if this is a one-day revival or something more permanent.
For April Fool's Day, chariots announced their chariots-special-edition bicycle, lol.