We’ve just learned that the all-female Japanese Metal sensation Lovebites have announced their hiatus after the departure of one of their number. Statements from management, their bassist and the remaining membership are all below along with additional thoughts at the close. Read on.
An important announcement from LOVEBITES’ management. Thank you everyone for always extending your kind support and encouragement to LOVEBITES.
We are writing to announce that as of this day of August 17, 2021, Miho will be leaving LOVEBITES. As a result, for the time being, the band will be taking a hiatus from all activities as LOVEBITES. Here follow messages from Miho and the band. We would be very grateful if everyone could please wish for lights to shine upon whatever paths Miho and LOVEBITES may take.
To all my loving and supportive fans,
It was really hard to make this decision, but I have to announce my departure from LOVEBITES as of August 17, 2021. Given the current state of the world, it has made it difficult for me to give my goodbyes in person, so I really apologize for those who are shocked by this sudden announcement.
Over the past couple of years, I have been self-reflecting and reconsidering how I can be myself as a musician. When I look back, this period gave me an opportunity to broaden my perspective in both my professional and personal life. LOVEBITES has been my life since 2016, and it always holds my best memories, especially performing at WACKEN OPEN AIR made one of my dreams come true even though it’s still unreal to me.
I couldn’t have done any of these without my bandmates, crew, staff and the undying love and support from fans all across the globe. My words cannot describe how much I want to thank you all for everything. I’m parting ways with the band. However, my spirit for Heavy Metal never dies. Also, LOVEBITES will keep moving forward, so I really hope you all keep giving the same love for their future.
Thank you so much again for all your love and support.
Hope to see you again one day soon.
To our dear fans,
Firstly thank you all for always supporting LOVEBITES.
Today we have to let you know that our bassist, Miho, is leaving LOVEBITES. We’re so sorry to be bringing such sad news to our fans and everyone who has supported us so far. After Miho told us she was thinking of leaving, the band and our staff have had countless meetings to find a way for her to stay. But in the end, we decided to respect Miho’s wish.
When we think of and feel for our fans, we struggle to find the right words to say. This is also a really tough one but we need to let you know that we will be suspending our activities as LOVEBITES for a while. However, we are definitely coming back. We kindly ask for your patience until then.
Thank you all for your continued support for LOVEBITES’ future and for Miho’s future.
Asami, Midori, Miyako, Haruna
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am sad to share that news and also the fact that I didn’t know all that much about the band. As a fan of Babymetal, Band-Maid and absolutely anything that the great Yoshiki does as a solo artist and with X Japan I am surprised that they didn’t cross my radar until this news hit the webiverse. As I posted this I hit their channels and included that trailer for their live video so more of you can be schooled. I think I want a copy of this and perhaps I will look into some of the catalog for archival review purposes. They really seem to have kicked some butt and I am wondering if they ever made it over here for shows. Closing up I wish all their members the very best of life going forward. Who knows, maybe once the world gets back to normal maybe they will revisit this decision. One can only hope. Stay safe out there my friends. I will see you next time.