Ex-BLOOD STAIN CHILD Vocalist Sophia Launches Official Facebook Fan Page
September 17, 2012, 2 years ago
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Former BLOOD STAIN CHILD vocalist Sophia, who announced her departure from the band back in July, has launched an official Facebook fan page now that her personal profile has reached its friend limit. Follow Sophia now at www.facebook.com/SophiaSamaOfficial.
Sophia is featured in a new videogame-related Touhou Project track entitled 'From Here To Sixty Years'. The full length clip, featured on the PIZUYA'S CELL album CORONeT, has surfaced on YouTube and can be found below:
In a recent interview with BW&BK, Sophia explained the Touhou Project term as it applies to the music:
"Touhou Project is a very popular shooting game in Japan, so many people go ahead and arrange the background music into actual songs. Some of them have become 'celebrities' in those communities that count tens of thousands of fans. One of them is Pizuya's Cell, who is the composer of most of the Touhou Project songs I've sang. I recorded 'Distorted Princess' as a session member of SAVE THE QUEEN, Ryu's (Blood Stain Child guitarist) anime side project band, and then 'Ex-Termination', which was featured in Pizuya's CD release. After that I've been working directly with him, without Ryu. He's an awesome musician, I love all his compositions and orchestrations. He's a one-man band. I wrote the lyrics for all the songs I sang. No other member of BSC took part in these releases."
Watch for the complete interview, coming soon.
Sophia issued the following statement with regards to her departure from Blood Stain Child:
"It's been almost two years since I joined BSC. I can't say time passed that quickly. Those two years, including almost one year of preparations, were full of work, creativity, constantly moving from place to place with countless airplanes, trains, buses along with my beloved suitcase and my best friend: myself.
It felt like going back to school. I studied hard indeed and I learnt many important lessons. No cheating, no copying from the person sitting next to you. Always with honesty and truth being my guides. It might sound like the most difficult way to choose in this industry, but I see it as the only way for me. This is why I came to the decision to leave the band, which I believe is for the best interest of both BSC and me.
There's been a lot of inevitable changes, which were beyond anyone's control, but which I believe were the catalyst that brought me to another level, both as a person and subsequently as an artist. It was a challenge that I gladly accepted in order to go to the next step.
I remember in the beginning, when I was asked to join the band, I was a closet musician who had never played with a band or gone on stage before. Although I was scared of failure, somewhere deep inside I knew I would make it in the end. Of course I had to push my limits every day and fight my personal demons one by one, but I believe that in the end I passed the exams.
This might have never happened, though, if it wasn't for everyone who believed and trusted me: the band, my friends and of course each and every one of you. I met lots of amazing people during this fantastic journey, I made many new and precious friends, together with everyone I created lots of unforgettable memories and I saw many places and lots of colourful, smiling faces. I honestly feel grateful, for all those memories, whether they involved smiles or tears. I believe everything happens for the best and evolution is the ultimate goal, in the end of the day.
The end...which is a new beginning, dressed as sadness sometimes. Let this be temporary, because bright days lie ahead! I'm sure all the members of BSC will never stop chasing their dream and nor will I.
Lastly, I would like to say sorry to all the fans and everyone involved for this sudden turn of events, but all of you who've been following me along the way, know that I'm not a person who gives up halfway through, or before I've done everything within my power. We shall meet again soon.
Thank you from the bottom of my alien heart.
Sending you lots of love and light."