After 11 years as a band, Swedish skate punks Atlas Losing Grip have called it quits, making the announcement through a YouTube video and a short statement. They don’t cite specific reasons for breaking up, but instead say there are, “Too many reasons to mention really.”
ALG was set to play Manchester Punk Festival later this month, but according to festival organizers, they have cancelled. So it seems as though the band will not be playing any farewell shows; we’ll keep you posted if we hear otherwise, though.
Over the course of a decade, Atlas Losing Grip released three albums – Shut the World Out, State of Unrest (one of my all-time favorite records), and Currents – and the Watching the Horizon EP. From 2009-2014, the band was fronted by Rodrigo Alfaro of Satanic Surfers.
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