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|Years active||1996–2008, 2014–present|
|Past members||Motoaki Satou (left the band in 2002)|
Syrup16g formed in 1993 when Igarashi and drummer Nakahata Daiki met at vocational school in
In 2001, Syrup's first album, Copy was released on Daizawa Records to critical acclaim, with the record-release show at Shimokitazawa's Club Que selling out. Tours of western Japan with Art-School and label-mates Condor44 followed shortly after, vaulting Syrup into the public eye. Their major label debut on Columbia, Coup D'état, followed in 2002 along with shows with Bloodthirsty Butchers and Losalios. Shortly after the release of Coup D'état, bassist Satoh parted ways with the band, and Studio Apes bassist Kitada Maki joined to replace him.
For about 3 years, Syrup16g kept up a backbreaking pace of touring and studio work, consistently releasing more than one album a year and never failing to both tour in support of the albums and appear at major events such as the
In early 2006, Syrup16g scaled down their touring schedule to accommodate the schedules of the members' side projects, and no album release was planned.
At a December 7, 2007 concert at
At June 27, 2014 it was reported that Syrup16g would return with a new album "Hurt" to be released on August 27. The announcement was confirmed by band members through major news sources.