[Power Metal] Bridear
(02-13-2019, 11:54 AM)bhg70 Wrote: Mitsuru herself posted on Twitter prior to the release of HELIX that the label/management were telling them to change direction, and she was unhappy about it. This was right around the time of Misa leaving. Now, less than 18 months later, we have three members gone, two of whom were the primary songwriters. So, no, it's not assumption. Nor is it dramatic to state my skepticism and my reasons for it, while also making it clear that I am willing to wait and see. That's called being honest. Smile

Edit: adding smiley face because in retrospect I realize my response could come across as angry. Not my intent.

Ah - that's something I wasn't aware of. I only ever saw the guy who posted here on the forums claiming to have spoken to her. Apologies!
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Hm. I tried to go to Mitsuru's Twitter feed and find the tweets. Mitsuru at one point had two Twitter accounts, her Bridear one and her personal one, which was protected. I thought she had posted this information to her private/locked account, but I can't find it now. She did go dark for a while after leaving the band, disabling her account. It's possible she deleted those tweets . . . or that I was thinking of ran's comments and misinterpreting one of her Tweets from the same time period, assuming it was referring to the same thing.

So, to err on the side of caution, I'll just say could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time. Wink
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Yeah her account is private, but it's not like I religiously read every one of her tweets. I could have missed it, but I don't recall anyone ever bringing up the alleged, "dissatisfied with the band's direction" tweets in the past. She did say that musical differences was the reason for leaving which does seem pretty much confirmed now with the change from "girls metal band" to "girls rock band."
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That's probably what I did then. Read the "musical differences" tweet and got it and ran's post mixed up in my memory. I have slept a few times since then, so . . .
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Well, even if those tweets never existed, I doubt that the change from metal to "rock" could come from Kimi and Haru's heads, so there is definitely some label pressure going on.

That said, I can't say I fully understand how the label is thinking. They still seem to be promoting Bridear in the Japanese metal scene. Their next concert is with Octaviagrace and Mardelas...

Still, I do hope Kimi and Haru give up soon. God, it's weird that I'm basically asking for them to disband...

It's just because I want them all working on something that is good
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Well I guess the ultimate proof of the new direction will be the next recording.

Really, really weird if they do go more poppy rock though.

Can anyone think of a Japanese example where that’s worked? If you’re already talking about a small but dedicated fan base, it just seems so odd to me to risk pissing those people off to chase after a different audience that you’re not guaranteed to capture.
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(02-13-2019, 03:30 PM)TimJ Wrote: Can anyone think of a Japanese example where that’s worked?

Does X Japan count? Okay so they turned into piano ballads instead of pop rock but still. Tongue
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(02-13-2019, 03:30 PM)TimJ Wrote: Can anyone think of a Japanese example where that’s worked?

Ladia maybe?
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Well, Cyntia went full pop with Woman, but I don't think they managed to break into the mainstream (I don't even know if they were actually trying to do that, it seems to me that, strangely enough, they really felt like doing pop that year) and they retreated to a pop-metal hybrid with Urban Night.
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this is quite cool, I'm off to Japan tomorrow and I couldn't find a gig to go to on the 28th Feb.

I know that they generally have pretty shit-hot young musicians playing at the Kichijoji Silver Elephant, and they put on a load of instrumental prog-wank stuff - so I decided to go to a random gig there on the 28th that was billed as some sort of prog jam session.

And now they announce Kimi guesting on vocals - nice.
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