9GOATS BLACK OUT Will Fade to Black on February 9 2013


by Maya Kawaguchi, posted July 29, 2012

In a sudden announcement out of the blue, 9GOATS BLACK OUT turned their hiatus into disbandment. Ironically, the news came with the long-awaited fresh look of the band who had been on a 3 month leave from activities. The new style will have some time to work itself into fans’ hearts, however, as the band have officially announced to cease their activities with a final live at Akasaka BLITZ on February 9, 2013.

Before this, a one-man tour will take in three locations: Osaka MUSE on January 5 2013, Nagoya E.L.L. on January 6 2013 and Meguro Rock May Kan on January 12 2013. Shows yet to come in 2012 and the release of their last album will be announced accordingly on their official website.

9GOATS BLACK OUT started their career in 2008 and in 5 years they have gained attention among visual-kei fans in Japan as well as overseas with their distinct charisma. It is regrettable for talented bands to close the books on their careers, but for those who have the chance to see them out, the final shows are sure to be memorable.

The official announcement of 9GOATS BLACK OUT is as follows.

9GOATS BLACK OUTを応援して下さっている皆様へ

2013年初春、9GOATS BLACK OUTは活動終了、



およそ5年間、9GOATS BLACK OUTにしか出来ない音、




<English Translation>
To those who supported 9GOATS BLACK OUT.

In the early spring of 2013, 9GOATS BLACK OUT will stop all activities, and will disband.

We will release an album within this year and followed by the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka one-man lives in early 2013, the final live in Tokyo we will end all of our activities.

Information regarding the album is still underway as well as information on upcoming events. We will inform you on our official site as soon as the details are in.

We dearly appreciate those who supported us through the five years of our activity and fostered the love for a music, a world that only 9GOATS BLACK OUT could have created.

Taking into account the members’ desire to put all of our feelings (messages) into the last work, there will be no official comments and we will decline to reply to questions regarding the members.

Please support 9GOATS BLACK OUT until the end.
Thank you.


Maya Kawaguchi is a Japanese native who grew up in California. She was introduced to VK in college and soon became fascinated by the genre and nagoya-oriented bands in particular. Since then, she has been surprised by the number of foreigners who are interested in VK and hopes to introduce this world to as many potential fans as possible.

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