In this post, Bo_ya is explaining why he formed this new band and what is happening with the Raid.
I started a band called Co’COON. You may feel the Raid., there are many reasons why the Raid. isn’t working right now. There is more than one reason I think. I won’t write it here, but if I continued the Raid. as it was, my mental limits would sooner or later come. It is undecided at this stage when and what kind of announcement can be made with the Raid., but I would like you to wait until the official announcement is made.
Co’COON means nymph. When the nymph emerges, it becomes a butterfly. I chose this name as a result of thinking the existence of both the Raid. and Co’COON, this band name is the best way to go at the moment. I’m sure there are people who don’t like this announcement and some are pleased with it, but I’ll do my best so I’d be happy if you could support both activities. I’m not used to the band in the new style.
Interesting speculation… sounds more to me like major label pressure. Was hoping they would do a major debut album before they split, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely. Looking forward to hearing what this new band sounds like.
I’ve been following VK for 15 years and I’ve lost count of the number of bands that have split shortly after going major. I don’t know why it happens; I’ve always assumed it’s to do with additional pressures put on the band by the label that they can’t cope with. TBF, most of them do actually manage to record one album first…
Another one to add to the list of bands with racial slurs in their names…
Edit: and after listening to the song, it suffers from exactly the same problem as the Raid. Bell Trees sound lovely but if you spam them, it gets old really fast. If you’re curious, it’s the ‘twinkly’ sound effect that plays every few seconds in the track. Although the music isn’t bad, this one thing makes it unlistenable for me. The Raid overused the bell tree sound in almost every one of their songs (at least, the ones I’ve heard).
I will say as much as I appreciate Sena’s recorded and live vocals, Tenshi’s relatively deeper voice is a breath of fresh air, lul. Granted, I’ve been Stockholm Syndrome’d with this band for 10 years .