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Bassist of Band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Dies

by tsubasalover
Jan 16, 6:21 AM | 49 Comments

The official website for the band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas has announced that the bassist of the band, Kei, died on Saturday at his home from acute heart failure. The funeral was held among his family on Tuesday. Following the announcement, all of the band's releases and activities, such as the new album on March 25, will be cancelled. Future activities of the band will be announced later.

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas is a band that currently consists of five members, which formed in 2008 in Kobe, Japan. Kei was a teacher to Mashu, one of the members who also played bass before he left the band in September 2013. Kei also sang the chorus and vocal parts after Sxun's departure in June 2018. Since he joined in 2013, the band has released five single CDs and three albums. The band performed opening theme songs of Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Hakyuu Houshin Engi, and Baki together with Kei. They also collaborated with Takanori Nishikawa for the ending theme song of Gakuen Basara.

Source: Music Natalie

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tsubasalover said:

Meira_Eve said:
(I can't really differentiate music genre..)
According to the description on MAL, the genre is "combination of electronica and metal. "


Hmm.. at least I get the "metal" part right.. lol XD

Thanks for the info~

Jan 18, 9:16 AM by Meira_Eve

Ah, RIP, that's sad to hear.

Jan 17, 7:48 PM by malvarez1

I had to reread twice to understand it was not about the Terry Gilliam movie.

Jan 17, 7:29 PM by Turtles_Hunter

Thankyou For A Momment Play Together With Falilv

Jan 17, 7:28 PM by Midaz

For a moment this felt like a really badly written title.

Jan 17, 2:16 PM by Nickienator

This makes me sad, I love their music a shit ton and hearing this knew kinda made my heart sink... my condolences goes out to the band and the bassist's family and friends.

Jan 17, 12:34 PM by Wasshio

RIP Really a sad news.I pray for him and his family and his friends.

Jan 17, 10:55 AM by Vivekananda

My condolences to the family and his friends.

Jan 17, 9:37 AM by Skana

Oh my god, what? I enjoy their music a lot, this is so heartbreaking.

I hope he'll rest in peace. ♥

Jan 17, 9:21 AM by futurefishes

That's a shame! I had just gotten into them via hunter x hunter in the last few months and they have quickly become my most listened to band.

Jan 17, 5:09 AM by SC7639

CG said:
Why isn't the OP of HunterXHunter mentioned? It was pretty good and it's more well-known than the likes of Baki and Hakyuu Houshin Engi.
The news is talking about Kei the bassist died. The main target of the news, Kei, wasn't involved when Hunter x Hunter ED was released. Kei joined the band in 2013 while Hunter x Hunter ED was released before then. It was another bassist (Mashu), who was involved when Hunter x Hunter ED was released, and left when Kei joined.

The band performed ... together with Kei.

Jan 17, 1:44 AM by tsubasalover

CG said:
Why isn't the OP of HunterXHunter mentioned? It was pretty good and it's more well-known than the likes of Baki and Hakyuu Houshin Engi.


Hunter x Hunter ED not OP

Jan 17, 12:54 AM by gadboyz

Why isn't the OP of HunterXHunter mentioned? It was pretty good and it's more well-known than the likes of Baki and Hakyuu Houshin Engi.

Jan 17, 12:39 AM by CG

Hatsuyuki said:
DatRandomDude said:
Damn, RIP



They literally had a song in each anime season of 2018.
Pretty sure they were really active lately.


Really ? I'm watching tons of ongoings. Weird that I haven't noticed them then. Maybe they did music for the shows I avoided =/

They did Hakyuu Houshin Engi OP1 and OP2, Baki OP2 and also Gakuen Basara ED in 2018

Jan 16, 11:37 PM by gadboyz

RIP, good performance on Hunter X Hunter and Parasyte.

Jan 16, 9:50 PM by Nyanpath

im not familiar with their music but RIP

Jan 16, 9:30 PM by deg

holy shit...that's insane. to this day parasyte OP is still one of the best jrock head bangers i've ever heard.

RIP kei :(

Jan 16, 9:24 PM by phxntomhiveghoul

WTH RIP
I really love this band and I'm really shocked with this news...

Jan 16, 9:24 PM by HunterKhim

DatRandomDude said:
Damn, RIP

Hatsuyuki said:
RIP

They weren't that active lately in the anime industry but i remember some of their songs were really good like Kaiji S2 OP or HxH 2011 ED


They literally had a song in each anime season of 2018.
Pretty sure they were really active lately.


Really ? I'm watching tons of ongoings. Weird that I haven't noticed them then. Maybe they did music for the shows I avoided =/

Jan 16, 8:27 PM by Hatsuyuki

Rest in peace, mr bassist. Kiseijuu OP is still one of the addicting jrock head banger that I've heard.

Jan 16, 8:22 PM by xchyssa

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