NERVOCHAOS lament the death of guitarist and friend Cherry Taketani. The musician had been a member of the band since 2015, having recorded the album ‘Nyctophilia’, in addition to participate in hundreds of shows around the world.
The band had arrived from a tour in Russia on November 20 and the guitarist was hospitalized on the 22nd when she was diagnosed with cancer.
“We just got the word of the death of our guitarist Cherry.
Recently she was diagnosed with cancer and could not resist the fight coming to pass.
Our sincere feelings to her family and friends. R.I.P. warrior!!!”
NERVOCHAOS went on to previously scheduled concerts in Colombia with former guitarist Quinho: “We were not only expecting, but also counting on her recovery from the treatment and so we put Quinho to fullfil the commitments with the band for the rest of this year.”
“Cherry was a warrior all the time and left her mark engraved in NERVOCHAOS and we will continue to honor her memory at the place she liked the most: upon the stage!”
The band confirms that it will continue to do the next concerts scheduled until the end of the year, there will be another seven dates and will be attended by the guitarist Quinho. “This is our way of celebrating Cherry’s memory, we’re going to do those shows with a lot of energy, just the way she always did!”
Cherry was buried on Sunday, December 3 at the Morumbi Cemetery and in her great history with the Brazilian underground started with Okotô, through Hellsakura and NervoChaos.
US death metal act VITAL REMAINS‘ Frontman and good friend of Cherry, Brian Werner pays his tribute to Cherry in form of a memorial video (watch it here):
“I got some horrific new that our good friend Cherry Sickbeat from the Brazilian band NervoChaos passed away today. We toured Europe together last year and played in South America together several times over the years and both our bands are very close. This is horrible news. My heart goes out to Thiago Anduscias, Edu Lane and Lauro Bonometti, much love brothers.”