Dan Lilker, famed bassist and founding member of Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and Brutal Truth, has announced that as of October 18th, 2014 he will be retiring from music and touring. This date is his 50th birthday and considering he has been playing music since before I was born, I think he deserves it.
Unfortunately, with his retirement, Brutal Truth will be calling it quits at the same time. This is a major bummer for grindfreaks the world over but we did get six full-length albums and numerous splits and EPs spanning more than two decades. You can check out Dan’s full statement after the jump and listen to Brutal Truth‘s last album End Time after the jump. Continue reading
Italian technical metal outfit Psychofagist recently announced that the band will be going their separate ways. The band have released a handful of mind-splitting releases and didn’t quite get the recognition they deserve and where definitely on to something unique with their music. The band’s official statement reads:
Idaho hardcore outfit Bone Dance announced earlier today that they have decided to disband. The official statement reads as follows:
Floridian metal outfit Catalepsy have officially announced their disbandment to focus on other musical endeavors. The official statement from the band reads:
We never made an announcement due to being uncertain but due to successes of other projects etc, the band has officially disbanded. This band was formed in 2004 and had a great run. We met a lot of fans and got to play music around the US. We thank everyone for the support through the years and though we understand you may be disappointed, we decided its better to give you the news then to keep you waiting for news that would never come.
Josh Scogin, frontman of The Chariot, recently gave a few words to Alternative Press regarding the band’s decision to disband. You can read an excerpt from the interview after the break and be sure to catch the band on their farewell tour.
sadly previously reported, The Chariot will soon be disbanding and embarking on one final North American tour with Glass Cloud, Birds in Row, To the Wind and Rebuker. The band announced the official touring schedule today and can be viewed after the break. This is your last chance to witness the madness that is The Chariot.
The Chariot have announced that they will throw in the towel after ten long years of making chaotic music for all of us to enjoy. The band have released a special video montage revealing their eventual disbandment. The video also announced the band’s plans for a farewell tour that will span from October 10th to November 16th with Birds in Row, Glass Cloud, To the Wind and Rebuker in tow. Needless to say I am incredible bummed and hope to see this band play before I never have the chance again. You can view the farewell video after the break.
RIP The Chariot: 2003-2013. You will be missed.
First we lost A Life Once Lost and now we’ve lost Altar Of Plagues, both called it quits after releasing incredible albums, the latter of which is in the running for one of my favorite albums of the year. Teethed Glory And Injury is a stunning black metal release by a band who knows what the hell they
are were doing. James Kelly, the bands vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, has released a statement, in which he tells the world that Altar of Plagues is no more. Continue reading
It hurts to report this news, as A Life Once Lost are one of my favorite bands of the 2000s. They were vicious and extremely talented and sadly, they are no more. It has been revealed, through an interview with vocalist Bob Meadows, that the band has called it quits after fourteen years. After the jump you can stream A Life Once Lost‘s last album Ecstatic Trance and read the aforementioned interview. Continue reading
Stoner metal outfit Barn Burner will be throwing in the towel this summer after a few final shows. The band announced their decision on their Facebook page earlier today. Barn Burner stated the following:
Go figure that right when I really get into a band, they break up. Gifts from Enola announced today that they will call it a day. The band will play one final show on June 8th in Harrisonburg, VA at the Blue Nile in which they will play material spanning their entire discography. Read the band’s official statement and jam their latest release, A Healthy Fear below.
The Salt Lake City hardcore quartet Gaza announced that they have officially thrown in the towel. The official statement read as follows:
Gaza is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together.
No other information has been released as of yet and who knows if they’ll elaborate on their reasoning. But it’s none of our business. We should still expect to see music from their sister band Bird Eater coming soon so there are always positives. On a personal note, I enjoyed this band immensely and I will miss their spiteful jams. Best of luck to all of the members in their future endeavors.
Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says: