The newly formed österreich is a solo project by Kunimitsu Takahashi, the former guitarist of "the cabs." The cabs broke up in February 2013 before going on a planned record release tour. Takahashi briefly disappeared before the band split, and later blamed the break up on his own "laziness" and mental difficulties at the time.
In March 2015 österreich released a single "Muno", guest starring Ai Kamano of the alternative rock band haisuinonasa as a vocalist. The song was used as the 2nd Tokyo Ghoul Season's Opening Song.