This really bums me out, Ryo was my favorite vocalist in the scene for a long time now. I really hope he gets better, he's a rad dude. Hopefully we can hear him again someday
Man this sucks! Hope he gets the help he needs. Will be interesting to see where the band goes from here
He’s easily the best part of this band, so maybe he’ll do something cooler now
If he does have another project it will be studio only I expect. Maybe the odd guest appearance with other artists but touring is killing him and I wouldn't expect him to return to the stage any time soon.
The only thing that made Crystal Lake stand out. Gonna be really hard to recover from that.
yeah rip CL
They're doing vocalist auditions immediately post-announcement on FB, so they're continuing. Ryo was a huge part of their sound and had a really gigantic range without spamming tunnel throat, so it's massive shoes to fill vocally.
Bummer. Also, that illness sounds scary. Hope he gets better
Damn. Hope he gets the help he needs.
Obviously imossible to replace him. He's a very special vocalist and even disregarding that, 99/100 times a band changes vocalists, they should change the name cause it's just not the same. Wishing them the best though. They're also crazy talented.
Such a bummer, love the guy. Hope he gets better.
What the heck did I just find
One of the best live bands in the world and one of the best vocalists in the scene. Seems like the right choice given his illness and I wish him the best but man they will have a hard time finding a worthy replacement. At least they still have their beast of a drummer though.
this is really really sad news im dying inside and outside
Not very familiar with the band itself but Ryo is such an immense vocalist. Really hope his name pops up on some more future features at least.
Unless your band is named "Norma Jean" and you just keep trucking. Still enough members were good enough to make it work, not sure I'd say the same about Crystal Lake. Definitely not bad, but I mainly think of the insane vocals when I'm choosing.
As long as the split is amicable can see Ryo still contributing guest vocals on some future Crystal Lake tracks once the new vocalist has had time to establish themself.
i am gutted
Massively disappointing. Dude was one of the best vocalists in the genre.