Ryo Kinoshita leaves Crystal Lake

Copyright: Jesse Kojima

This is sad news for all fans of the Japanese band, Crystal Lake. It has been announced today that singer Ryo Kinoshita has decided to leave the band for medical reasons.

The singer, who had been with the band for 10 years, has announced that he was suffering from a mental health trouble called adjustment disorder. This issue affects mood and morale, but also has an impact on the body.

You can find the message that Ryo posted to explain his departure below :

I have decided to leave Crystal Lake.

I sincerely apologize to all the fans and everyone involved for whom I have caused a great deal of trouble since the hiatus from September last year.

As previously mentioned in the hiatus announcement last year, I have an illness known as adjustment disorder, and I have decided that it will be extremely difficult for me to continue as a member of the band in the future.

It was certainly not an easy decision, but I believe I made the best choice by taking the time to reflect on myself. I struggled for 10 years and continued to fight. didn’t have many allies, and relied only on myself and the voices of the fans.

I have been suffering from adjustment disorder for about 5 years. Some days I can’t sleep, some days I can only sleep. Sometimes everything becomes pitch black and you can’t move like a corpse. There were many times when I couldn’t stop crying before a live show.

But I am proud of what Crystal Lake has achieved around the world and what we have achieved with the help of our crew, staff and everyone.

Crystal Lake has been the number one live band in the world for the past decade, without a doubt.

Thank you very much to all the fans who supported me during the 10 years I was around.


The announcement of Ryo Kinoshita’s departure does not mean the group will disband. They are currently looking for a new singer to continue the band’s journey.

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