Finnish extreme power metal act Norther calls it a day and puts down their instruments.
The band left the following statement: “We hereby announce after a long and careful consideration that we have decided to quit Norther.
During the last year it has become clear that we are not able to tour or do shows as much as we would want to, this being due to members complicated and time consuming life situations. We have been forced to find session members and turn down too many gig offers. We simply cannot act as an active and working band and it is clear that these issues are not solved in the future. This is everything but an easy decision for all of us, but all this have taken the band to the point that pulling the plug is the right thing to do. There is no drama, this is a mutual decision and we all remain as good friends. The last show of Norther will be on the 10th of August at Brutal Assault Festival 2012 (CZ).
(via Metal Storm)
Bassist Matt Camacho has left San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN. In addition, the band’s singer, Russ Anderson, has decided to take a break from the music business.
Commented FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero: “I am extremely saddened to have to announce that our bassist and brother since 1986, Matt Camacho, has decided to retire from the music business and leave FORBIDDEN permanently.
“For those that know and love Matt, this may be a shock to you. Matt’s always been gung-ho for the band since the beginning and was a positive guy. But ever since he went to law school after FORBIDDEN split up the first time, he was on a career path that would eventually take him to this day. His job position keeps getting better and taking care of our families is the most important thing.
“With that being said, Russ Anderson has made the decision to take a break away from music to get his bearings back and rekindle his fire for FORBIDDEN. Russ is not quitting, but has decided that he needs to do this for himself. We support him and his decision to not fake his way through what needs to be real.
Even though Swedish metallers Decadence were working on a new album the last time the band checked in, they have now released the following statement about splitting up: “Time passes fast when you are having fun and that’s exactly how it has felt for almost 10 years rolling on the Decadence train. Next year of 2013, Decadence celebrates our 10th anniversary with a total of four albums and a demo, many great shows, memories and experiences to go along with that with us. Keeping this in mind, and the good spirit that Decadence has given every one of us, we have decided to bring this journey to an end and let it continue on its own with the help of all our amazing fans and friends and of course by own projects that will be initiated by the members of Decadence on separate ways.”
(via Metal Storm)
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