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D’espairsRay released a statement on June 15, 2011 announcing the disbandment and a cease to all activities.As noted from D’espairsRay MySpace blog.

Thank you for your continued support of D’espairsRay. Due to Hizumi’s throat troubles, we had decided to take a hiatus immediately following our show at Yokohama Blitz on 30 Dec. 2010. However, after further discussions amongst the four members, we have decided to disband as of 15 June 2011 and cease all activities under the name D’espairsRay. To our loving fans and supportive staff members, who have followed us diligently from our founding on 9 Sept. 1999 until now, we deeply apologize for such a sudden and troubling announcement. All four members are deeply thankful, from the bottom of our hearts, for your enthusiastic support and encouragement. Thank you.

15 June 2011D’espairsRay HIZUMI Karyu ZERO TSUKASA

To cure my throat during hiatus, I had tried all sorts of treatments such as medical care, acupuncture, physical therapy, Qigong etc.

However, under a situation where there is no good prospect for recovering, we had much discussion and we came up with the conclusion that we’d rather disband than we fade out without any activities.

Please forgive us for betraying the expectations of our fans looking forward to our comeback.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to do final performance, but we would like to show our gratitude to you by different ways.

Though I’ve met lots of people and experienced good and bad things after we formed this band, there is no useless experience.

I thank all our fans who have loved us for 11 years.

HIZUMI

D’espairsRay Official Home Page: http://www.despairsray.jp
D’espairsRay Official MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/despairsray