Shimura Koji, who occupied the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. drum stool for eight years since the 2006 European tour, has left the group following the recently completed Taiwan and Hong Kong tour. He will be replaced by Osaka mutant drummer Satoshima Nani. Satoshima was the leader of Zuinoshin and Bogulta, hugely important bands in the Osaka Zero Generation scene of the early 2000s alongside the likes of Afrirampo. His performances in those bands were legendary for their sense of psychic shock. He also provided the tractive force behind the groove in the Osaka underground electronic band Autora, and formed nonsense art rock band Human Shower with Kawabata from Acid Mothers Temple. He has many other complex links with AMT members: he formed the punk band Amason Saliva with Tabata and Hide (from Ultra Bide), the godfather of the Kansai punk scene; he drums in Tsuyama Atsushi’s samurai drama-inspired classic rock band Psyche Bugyo; he’s been the tour drummer for Omoide Hatoba alongside Tsuyama and Yamamoto Seiichi from the Boredoms. Satoshima’s eccentricity is truly multifacted: absurdist drum clinic videos, drum-based exercise routines, drum films (you get the point – drums are always involved). In short, the perfect new member for Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O! Who knows where we will end up now!!