After 10 years as a band, Albany Americana punkers The Slaughterhouse Chorus are calling it quits at the end of 2019. However they plan on going out with a bang with one last EP, …In The Name of Progress, brought to you by Built4BBQ Records. ...In the Name of Progress will be the band’s first release since 2014. Pre-orders for that album are available here… also available in vinyl.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:36 PM (PST) by forrestcook
So long, Racquet Club; we hardly knew ye!
The LA-based quartet that featured members of myriad other highly-respected bands like The Jealous Sound, Samiam, and Knapsack, announced via their various social media accounts that they’ve decided to call it quits by simply stating: “Still friends forever, thanks for everything.”
In lieu of further parting words, the band left behind three live videos, filmed during their last run through Brooklyn. You can check them out here.
Racquet Club’s debut – and as it turns out final – album was their self-titled 2017 full length, released on Rise Records.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:55 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
According to Metal Addicts, the website Wegow has listed what appears to be metal icons Slayer‘s final show in their hometown of Los Angeles. The show will reportedly take place on New Year’s Eve (December 31st) at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood and will be supported by the likes of Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Sacred Reich and Iron Reagan.
Slayer, who announced over a year ago that they would be embarking on their final world tour, released their most recent studio album Repentless in September 2015 on Nuclear Blast. It was their first album since 2009’s World Painted Blood, and their first one with Exodus guitarist Gary Holt as the replacement of the Jeff Hanneman, who died in 2013.
We’ll keep you posted as more details on Slayer’s final show in L.A. come to light.
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:20 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Toronto melodic punks Family Meeting are to call it quits after the release of their upcoming EP Walk Left/Stand Right, which is out November 29th on Thousand Island Records. The band have released a statement about the split, which you can read below.
The EP is the below up to 2017’s No One Cares ‘Til You’re Dead. You can have a listen to advance track “Four Months of Rain” now.
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:14 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:27 PM (PST) by Daron
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.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:18 AM (PST) by nkernell
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:31 PM (PST) by jaystone
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.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:27 AM (PST) by Johnny X
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.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:30 AM (PST) by Johnny X
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…
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:16 PM (PST) by liathdavis
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.
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.
You can read a suitably self-deprecating statement about the decision below.
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:04 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.