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Jeff Pogan announces split from Suicidal Tendencies

Jeff Pogan recently announced on his Instagram page that he has left Suicidal Tendencies for personal reasons. He wrote:

“Hey guys,
I have decided to leave Suicidal Tendencies for personal reasons.
This means I will not be playing on any of the upcoming shows or tours.
I wish the guys the best of luck and am grateful for all of the experiences I had with them.

– Jeff”

Pogan had been the guitarist for Suicidal Tendencies since 2016. During his tenure with the band, he played on their most recent full-length studio album World Gone Mad (2016) and the EP Get Your Fight On!, which came out last March. They have a new album coming out in September.

Suicidal have not yet announced a replacement for Pogan, but we’ll keep you posted once we get more details on this.



Nothington announce split/indefinite hiatus after 2018 and the breaking of my heart

Nothington has announced that they’re calling it good after this year. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page this morning.

The split appears to be amicable, with the announcement stating that came to the decision “simply because we have other musical, artistic, and career-related aspirations to pursue as individuals.”

This year will be the band’s final appearances at The Fest and Punk Rock Bowling. They will be playing their last tours in the second half of 2018 with “a few select dates leading into spring of 2019.”

You can find the full announcement below.

The band’s most recent album, “In the End” was released April 2017 and was one of my top albums of the year. You should definitely try to catch them if they tour near you before the split. I haven’t caught them since a 2007 or so basement show with Off With Their Heads in Minneapolis, and it was easily one of the best shows I’ve been to.

Despite the sting of probably not getting any more material from Nothington, I am definitely looking forward to any projects that will come out of the split.



Great Apes announce indefinite hiatus following two farewell shows

Bay area punks Great Apes are calling it quits and are going on an indefinite hiatus, effective August of 2018. The band is ending on nothing but good terms, but is due primarily to life getting in the way. The band has two final shows scheduled for August 24th and 25th with Sire Six. You can check out details for the two farewell shows below as well as a statement from guitarist and vocalist Brian Moss.

Great Apes’ last release ‘California Heart’ via Asian Man Records in 2016.



DS Editorial: Crusades—A Eulogy

Photo courtesy of Laura Collins

Fest has been announced, and with that, so have Crusades’ last shows. Here at Dying Scene, we love Crusades and wanted to give them a proper send-off. Read below for a career retrospective and click here for more information regarding Crusades and Fest. And if you’re local to them, expect a hometown goodbye at Ottawa Explosion Weekend Festival in June!

Following in the footsteps of Refused, Fugazi, Jawbreaker, and a thousand other greats, Ontario punk act Crusades have decided to join the long list of good ones in the sky. That’s right, after eight years of activity, Crusades is fucking dead. The split comes amicably; and realistically, is inevitable. It’s the difference between opening act and classic, between living and (fucking) dead.



Seminal hardcore band 7Seconds call it a career

Well this is an unexpected bummer of a story to have to write. According to a lengthy post from frontman Kevin Seconds on the band’s various social media pages, seminal hardcore band 7 Seconds have decided to call it a career.

In the statement, Seconds cites ongoing medical and mental health issues concerning some of the band’s members as chief among the reasons that the band have pulled the plug just after their collective 38th birthday. The band had been slated to play Punk Rock Bowling in May and to embark on a European run of dates over the summer, but as the decision is effective immediately, those appearances are now cancelled. Read the full statement from the band below.

We’ll miss you Kevin, Steve, Bobby and Troy. Given that the band collectively came into the world only a couple months after I did, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for 7 Seconds. Be well, fellas, and thanks for 38 loud, ass-kicking years.



Jordan Burns issues his own statement on break with Strung Out

In response to the public statement that Strung Out made regarding their split with Jordan Burns, their long standing drummer of nearly 25 years, Burns has made his own statement. It’s a bit long but you can read the entire thing below.

Strung Out has enlisted RJ Shankle of Runaway Kids as their new drummer and the band heads out on tour with Pennywise next month.



Strung Out parts ways with long time drummer Jordan Burns

Sad news from the Strung Out camp. Looks like the genre defining Southern California punk act are splitting with their long running drummer Jordan Burns. Not much detail on why exactly the split occurred but from the language of the official statement below it would appear that it wasn’t exactly amicable. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

Here’s the statement:

“To all our friends,

Next year will mark our 30 year anniversary as a band. That is quite an extraordinary feat for any relationship ESPECIALLY a band. We have always taken pride in this fact. Keeping it together for so long and making music that we can all be proud of. To us that is truly inspiring. Like any marriage, treating each other with HONESTY and RESPECT is THE MOST important factor. Passion, sacrifice and honor for each other and all we create are essential to keeping the unit whole. When those bonds are broken it can never be the same. Sometimes in order to survive and grow changes must be made.

Strung Out would like to take this opportunity to officially announce that we will be parting ways with our drummer of 20 + years Mr Jordan Burns. We greet this new chapter with a deep sense of gratitude and relief. We could not be more thankful for everything we have accomplished together and for our renewed sense of creativity and enthusiasm. We are brothers again plain and simple. It is extremely important to us that all of our devoted fans know how much the four of us love and honor this band so we expect you to trust that this is in the best interest of Strung Out. We wish Jordan all the best and we promise all of you that we will continue to raise the bar and ALWAYS do it for the love because we still believe! Stay tuned brothers and sisters for the best has yet to come.”

So yeah… But fear not Strung Out fans. We have it on good authority that the band has already enlisted a new drummer (RJ Shankle of Runaway Kids) and as you likely know, the band heads out on tour with Pennywise next month. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, in May they’ll be releasing their acoustic album Black Out The Sky for which fans can expect the first single/video next month as well. As always, we’ll keep you posted…



Revenge of the Psychotronic Man announce split after 14 years

Manchester punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man have just announced they will be breaking up after fourteen years of banging, slamming, punk. The guys have released the following statement:

After pushing 14 years and well over 500 gigs, 4 albums and numerous splits/EPs/7”s Revenge of the Psychotronic Man have come to a big decision. We’ve had an unbelievable run but we collectively have realised that our time as a band is coming to an end.

Trying to do this alongside full-time work and numerous other commitments has been exhausting. We leave this knowing we have given absolutely everything we could. Doing around 50 gigs a year and ensuring we record and release as often as possible has taken its toll. We have got to a point where we have realised that this is affecting relationships with friends/family/partners and, significantly at times, mental health. There have been occasions where we were practising 2/3 times a week, then gigging all weekend and trying to squeeze work/TNSrecords/Manchester Punk Festival/MBBP in alongside it all. We guess we can’t do all of that forever. We would never want something we have prioritised and loved so, so much to become a chore. But we could never do this half-heartedly either – this is worth way more than that.

We have so many awesome gigs booked (including a handful that we haven’t announced yet) and we have absolutely no intention of letting anyone down. We also want to go out on a good run as it’s probably what we will remember all this by the most. So, we will be doing all the gigs we have booked (and maybe a couple more). They will be our tightest and most passionate performances ever, they simply must be. We will then wrap it all up with a final Manchester gig in November/December. Everything we can announce atm is listed below.

We have genuinely not thought about what comes after that. But this isn’t a hiatus. Maybe we’ll want to come back to it in the future, maybe not, we will see where our lives take us individually. At the moment none of us really want to think about that, but if it happens it certainly won’t be any time soon. It quite possibly will be never.

We will be releasing one last record too. It will have selected tracks from our last three albums plus some rarities and unreleased stuff. More news to follow on that soon.

There are so many people to thank that we’re not going to attempt it right now. We have been truly humbled by our experience and it’s safe to say that the DIY music scene is in a much healthier position than it was 14 years ago. What a community we have, it’s so heart-warming. It’s impossible to overstate how honoured we are to have played a small part in that. We can’t list everyone we want to thank here, that would be ridiculous, but we’d like to acknowledge the contribution of past members, Dave Allcock, Liam McDevitt and Tom Fildes and also our number one roadie, Malibu Phill McKie. And we do want to take this chance to publicly thank Tim Bevington. We couldn’t exist as a band without him and what he has selflessly done for our band (and for independent music in general) also can’t be overstated. We told Bev what we’d decided yesterday and he called me to chat about it. He said, “if someone had told you what you would achieve at the start, you wouldn’t have believed it”.

And that rings so true. We are so lucky to have had all these incredible experiences. If you’d told us that three idiots would sell well over 5000 records/CDs, play to capacity crowds with likes of Bad Religion and three years in a row at MPF, play all over Europe, get mainstream radio play and do an actual MAIDA VALE session, we would have just laughed out loud. But we started this band to have fun, to gig as much as we could and to get our favourite new bands playing in our own town and to help build communities of like-minded people, where people supported small DIY gigs. We can genuinely say we’ve tried so hard to do all those things and that our happiest moments are the small, packed gigs where the crowd gets ridiculously silly. Seeing the crowd responding to our music means everything. We’ve made so many friends and seen thousands of incredible bands. Writing this is bringing tears to my eyes, but we all know it is time. I think we leave the DIY scene in an incredibly healthy place, with so many amazing bands coming through right now. And obviously we will all continue to be involved with that individually in a variety of ways.

It would mean to absolute world to see you all at some of the remaining gigs. Thank you so, so much from the bottom of our hearts. This has been a life-changing, mind-blowing and wonderful experience. Much, much love.

Andy, Matt and Big Hands

You can check out the remaining gig dates for 2018 below.



Posers announce break up

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s punks Posers have announced they are calling it a day. In a Twitter post, they simply said “It’s be a fun ride but we are parting ways! We will have a video for y’all in a couple weeks as a parting gift. Thanks for all the love!<3”

The band released “Posers, Too” back in 2016.



Margate call it quits

LA pop-punks Margate have announced they are to call it a day. The band, who were on El Hefe’s Cyber Tracks label, released four albums during their 14 years together.

You can read a suitably self-deprecating statement about the decision below.



Giants announce hiatus, offer free download of new songs

UK melodic hardcore band Giants have announced they will be going on hiatus. In a post on their Facebook page, they noted that “it’s become apparent that some of us can no longer commit to the band in the way that it needs to function like it has done for so long”.

The band’s “last show for the foreseeable future” will take place on December 14th at The Old Blue Last in London. More info can be found here.

As a parting gift, Giants have released two new songs. You can give the tracks a listen below, and download them for free on their bandcamp page.



X-State Ride announce breakup & final shows

Italian skate punks X-State Ride have sadly announced they will be calling it quits after 15 years.

The band posted a statement on their Facebook: “Hello dudes and dudettes, after more than 15 years of touring, making music, making awesome friends across Europe and beyond, we decided to put the word end to X-state ride. Things and priorities always change in everyone’s life so to preserve the spirit that we had when we started the band in the first place we are going to stop for good. We just wanted to say thank you to the people that always believed in us and constantly supported the riders through the years. We got 5 more last shows which are listed below so make sure to hit one to party on with us once again!

More information on their final shows can be found below.



Vanna announce farewell tour dates

Massachusetts natives and hardcore aficionados Vanna announced on May 2nd that they will be ceasing activities, as well as a farewell tour to see them off. You can find tour dates, locations, and a full tour poster below.

In regards to the breakup, the band issued this statement back on May 2nd: “Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming.

After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives, all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did.

Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.

Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again.

—Viva Vanna”



letlive. announce breakup

letlive. have sadly announced they will be ceasing activities as a band, citing personal differences. The band explained:

In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.

We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you. Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship. With this in mind we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp- and, for the moment, the impact that has on letlive. as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future. We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be letlive.

All ll.ove,
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun



Coliseum part ways; frontman Ryan Patterson announces new project, Fotocrime

Sad news for fans of Louisville-based hardcore band Coliseum, though many of their fans no doubt expected it. It seems the trio decided to part ways some time ago, but only decided to make it publicly official recently. Here’s former frontman Robert Patterson:

Near the end of 2015, Coliseum quietly decided to end our twelve year run and the band went on indefinite hiatus. Because it felt so personal, we chose to not publicly announce it at the time. Soon after, I began work on my next musical endeavor: Fotocrime…Your support of Coliseum throughout the years was so greatly appreciated and I look forward to many new adventures with Fotocrime. All my love. – R.

PS. Please be sure to support Kayhan and Carter in their current bands Yautja and Null, respectively.

For a taste of what Patterson (now going by the name Robert Pattern) has been up to, you can check out the new Fotocrime track, “Always Hell,” below. It’s from their upcoming debut 7-inch/digital EP of the same name, which is due out May 12th. Pre-orders are available here.

Fotocrime also announced a few upcoming shows, where they’ll appear in support of Russian Circles. Dates are below the video!