ADEBISI SHANK Call It A Day

Quirky instrumental math rockers Adebisi Shank have announced their disbandment. The band offered the following statement regarding the news:

“Dear friends,

We hereby announce the end of a band called Adebisi Shank. From the three of us to all of you, thank you for coming with us on this crazy journey. To Cathy and the Sargent House crew past and present, thank you for believing in us.

Life and music moves on – Lar is making music in All Tvvins, Vin is producing/mixing, working on video games and other cool stuff as VMC Sound, and is also one half of Speed of Snakes. Mick will continue to train for his UFC career.

This Thursday and Friday in Whelans, we will play on an Irish stage for the very last time. Join us if you can. After that, we intend to honour our one existing overseas tour commitment.

To any kids starting bands we offer one piece of advice – play music you love, with people you love, for the people you love.

We saw a million faces

Vin, Lar + Mick (-_-) xxx”

 

Adebisi Shank released their third and final album, This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, early last month. You can stream it after the break and check out their past discography here.

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MONOGAMY PARTY Announce Disbandment

Seattle noise rock outfit Monogamy Party recently announced that they will cease to be a band. The band will be playing three final shows in the Washington area, which can be seen below.

5/1 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Haunted Horses and KA
5/30 – Mootsy’s – Spokane, WA w/ Gaytheist
6/7 – The Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Constant Loves, Sandrider, and others

If your ears have not been graced by Monogamy Party’s debauchery before, now is as good a time as ever to check them out. Stream their Pus City EP, full length False Dancers, and watch their video for “Crimes” below.

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PSYCHOFAGIST Call It A Day

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:

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CATALEPSY Officially Disband

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.

Catalepsy 2004-2012.

All’s Well That Ends Well: THE CHARIOT To Disband

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.

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GAZA Call It Quits

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.

RIP Gaza

-Lane Oliver

Cedric Bixler Zavala Quits THE MARS VOLTA

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:

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BLEEDING THROUGH Call It Quits

After fourteen years, California metalcore band Bleeding Through have decided to throw in the towel. An official statement was issued by frontman Brandan Schieppati to Blabbermouth regarding their demise and their final plans, which includes farewell tours in North America, Europe and Australia:

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LOW PLACES Are No More

Last Saturday, A389 dark hardcore sludgers Low Places officially turned in their badges. It was a poignant moment, amongst the blaring beats of 2 Chainz’s “Birthday Song”, Low Places ended their tenure with their last words being the popularized Big Sean term “swirv”. From their short time in existence, Low Places have paved a legacy of disgust, hatred, negativity, and pain particularly exemplified by their their unrelentingly brutal discography(FREE), their aptly fearsome live performances(which included the flinging of equipment into the audience), and some of the best goddamn mixtapes I have had the misfortune to hear. Rest in pieces, you sons of bitches. I’ll see you in Child Brides.

UNEARTHLY TRANCE Call It Quits

New York doom metal purveyors Unearthly Trance have decided to throw in the towel. The band released a short statement regarding their decision:

“Unearthly Trance has broken up. We have decided it was the right time and this time it is for real. Thanks to all the people around the world who have supported us in any way!”

At least they left on a high note with their 2010 album V, which was a monster. Unearthly Trance, you will be missed.

-Lane Oliver