When Crashdïet flew to Japan in January of 2015 no one could imagine that within a few days the band would be without a lead vocalist. Work had already started on the new album and Martin Sweet later stated that they had about 4 to 5 songs, but that nothing really flew.
The months leading up to the Japanese mini tour were described by Martin Sweet as confusing. The tour in Japan was a mess before it started and they thought about cancelling the dates. However before that could be done Simon Cruz already left for Tokyo unannounced. At this point the tour was going ahead.
Tickets had been paid by Crashdïet and the dream of playing in Japan would soon be shattered. The tour would be as part of opening for Europe (Yes, the Final Countdown Europe).The first night they managed to a 10 song setlist which would be their last as well.
Eric Young texted Martin Sweet the following day saying that Simon Cruz had left the country. Disaster struck again. After 10 years of rocking the world they found themselves without a singer for the 3rd time. The rest of the mini tour was performed as a 3 piece band. Peter London, Eric Young and Martin Sweet had to pull themselves together and finished what they started.
After Japan, the band held a band meeting and it was obvious there was no way they could continue working together. Simon Cruz officially departed the band via a statement released in February of 2015. Peter London, Eric Young and Martin Sweet still stated they would continue to work on the new album, but it turned out the band went into a hiatus and there was no effort done to search for a new singer.