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Is it just me, or did some people, well, overreact to the news of Ruki's vocal problems over the weekend? I can see why there would be concern, especially if he missed several shows  - but flat-out panic after he wasn't able to perform the encore at one live? The translated tweets had barely hit Tumblr when I was seeing the kind of posts one would expect to see if he were gravely ill.

Meanwhile, I finally listened to SCREW's new single over the weekend - it was the first J-rock other than Beautiful Deformity I'd listened to since that album was released. (Well, other than the time I listened to Disorder right after BD just to marvel at how far the boys have come.) Bad fangirl, I know. I actually like Cavalcade a LOT more now than I did when I first heard it on the PV - the electronic distortion on the vocals had put me off at first. It's a good, solid, hard-rocking single that should definitely silence the people who have been claiming SCREW has become a generic J-rock band ever since going major (which they haven't - their major label debut album was awesome). I really like the surprise ending coda on Groggy Slumber, too!

By the way, does the SCREW fandom have a name, the way Alice Nine fans are Number Sixes and GazettE fans are Sixth Guns? If it doesn't, it needs one, preferably with "six" in the name so it matches the others. XD (Deep Sixes, maybe?)

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jrockforver13
Nov. 18th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
I've been a fan of SCREW for quite a while, but I've never seen a fandom name. I can ask around with my friends in Japan.
puss_nd_boots
Nov. 19th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, it seems odd that there isn't a fandom name, since most other VK bands seem to have names for their fandoms. It's possible there is one, but it hasn't been translated into English.
jrockforver13
Nov. 19th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Look at Harurudesu's post; the fanbase does have a name! I didn't realize that was it though; I've heard it before and Byou even called me it when I met him at an instore event xD Makes a little more sense now lol
luvthe_gazette
Nov. 19th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Ruki has a vocal problem? O.O yeah I heard nothing about it I hope it's not something serius...
puss_nd_boots
Nov. 19th, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
He lost his voice at the end of one of their recent lives - they weren't able to do the encores. He was kind of mortified about it, and apologized to the fans that attended on Twitter. Kai did a post about it on his blog and authorized fans to share it with people not in Heresy - he assured everyone that Ruki was going to be okay. Ruki came back for their next live and was fine. Most likely, it was stress and overwork, given the schedule they've had lately.
luvthe_gazette
Nov. 19th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
I hope he's ok now :( Stress can fuck you up in so many ways...
harurudesu
Nov. 19th, 2013 09:24 am (UTC)
SCREW calls their female fans mura musume and mura otoko for the males :3 Roughly translated as purple gals and purple lads, respectively. There are few other names they call their fans but i think these are the main ones.

funny fandom name when translated to english tbh XD
jrockforver13
Nov. 19th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
I actually have heard of this! I was wondering why Byou called me this O_O I didn't realie it was the acutal fanbase name xD
puss_nd_boots
Nov. 20th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Well, now we know, right? Mura Musume - now we just need it to catch on overseas. ~_^ (Maybe it could be shortened to Muramu for that purpose?)
jrockforver13
Nov. 20th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
I could see that working! :D
puss_nd_boots
Nov. 20th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's funny translated, but it does sound kind of cool in Japanese!
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