This is a great Christmas present for fans of ex-NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST's Cazqui: The guitarist has formed a new band named "nekomanju".
The official writing is "猫曼珠-nekomanju-" while the word in Latin letters are the pronounciation of the Kanji. The band has formed today and according to their website the members will hold their first live together on February 2nd, 2019. Talking about the members, this is the full line-up:
Vocal: Kota (ex-kaishin no ICHIGEKI)
Guitar: Cazqui (ex-NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST)
Bass: Shingostar (SEX MACHINE GUNS)
Drums: FUMIYA (GALNERYUS)
The release date for their first single isn't set yet but it's titled "Dogmatic Kaika" (ドグマティック開花) and it will drop next year. But you can already listen to a preview below. The song was composed by Cazqui, the lyrics are written by Kota. On their website they write that they want to make music that is a mix of metal, hardcore, shoegaze, jazz and electronic sounds.
Cazqui as well as guitarist Daichi departed from NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST just two weeks ago due to financial issues.