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The Mars Volta Break-Up

Posted Jan. 23, 2013, 4:45 p.m.

While it was initially thought to be a hiatus, Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced via Twitter that he was no longer a member of The Mars Volta and that it was over. He then continued to thank the fans for all the years of support while taking a few jabs at Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's new band, Bosnian Rainbows.

Cedric is currently working on a new solo album which he states will "see the light of day soon."

Khuda to release final album

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, 3:17 a.m.

Two-piece Khuda have announced a final album before they cease as a band. The record is being recorded by Pedro Mendes in Leeds, and the band has announced a final show in the same city set for February 9.

They offer a lengthy press statement as well, summarized below.

Our last few years have been intense, we've played over 400 shows, put out 2 records, met some of the greatest and kindest people in the world, and seen many beautiful places... this has resulted in our music and live performaces adopting the same intensity and excitement that both of us as individuals have been experiencing. We both feel like this is something that can't and shouldn't ever be faked. We now live in different countries, many miles apart and for the first time as a band we dont have the opportunity to tour and practice regularly... which for us, and we've worked over the last few years, means that our intensity and work ethic that has really created and driven the band has been lost... Of course we do have the option to continue, tour less frequently, for shorter periods, ask more money for shows to make up for the distance and extra costs and hope that the limited practicing time we have is enough to play a decent gig... but that just doesn't feel right at all, and neither of us are particularly comfortable with that idea.

Khuda released Iecava in 2011.

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Splits D.O.A. to disband

Posted Jan. 20, 2013, 12:20 a.m.

After a 35 year run, legendary punk band D.O.A. has announced their final tour. The band has released 14 studio albums, including 2011's  We Come in Peace. The band has announced a ...

Splits Amebix breaks up

Posted Dec. 6, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

Amebix breaks up

Rob Miller has announced the split of seminal punks Amebix. The band originally formed in 1978 and reunited in 2008. They released Sonic Mass last year and spoke with SPB about it shortly afterward. Miller ...

Splits Underoath breaking up

Posted Oct. 13, 2012, 3:25 a.m.

Underoath breaking up

After 15 years, Underoath have announced their final tour. The band will release Anthology 1999-2013 on November 6, 2012 on Solid State Records, which collected old material along with two new tracks. A subsequent farewell ...

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Splits Tephra calls it quits

Posted Sept. 28, 2012, 10:01 a.m. in Splits by Loren

In a brief statement, Tephra has announced their demise after 10 years as a band. Their statement is included below: Due to ongoing health issues ...

Splits No Use for a Name finished

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, 10:43 a.m. in Splits by Loren

No Use for a Name finished is reporting that at a recent farewell/tribute show to departed frontman Tony Sly, No Use for a Name is calling it quits ...

Splits Spraynard breaks up

Posted Aug. 30, 2012, 7:26 a.m. in Splits by Loren

Pennsylvania band Spraynard, who released Funtitled on Asian Man Records last year, have issued a statement of their dissolution: As much as this hurts to ...

Splits Basement announces hiatus

Posted Aug. 2, 2012, 8:35 a.m. in Splits by Loren

Basement announces hiatus

UK band Basement will be going on hiatus after their current US tour, which started with a stop at Sound & Fury Fest. The band recently ...

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug 02 -- The Firehouse -- Birmingham, AL
Aug 03 -- No Control -- Savannah, GA
Aug 04 -- Transitions Art Gallery -- Tampa, FL
Aug 05 -- The Talent Farm -- Pembroke Pines, FL
Aug 06 -- Buro Bar -- Jacksonville, FL
Aug 07 -- Local 506 -- Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 08 -- Shaka's -- Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 09 -- Planet Trog -- Allentown, PA

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Splits Chumbawamba retires at age 30

Posted July 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. in Splits by Loren

Chumbawamba retires at age 30

Anarcho-rockers Chumbawamba recently announced that, after 30 years, they are calling it quits. The band has a lengthy farewell statement on their website, but here ...

Splits Ween breaks up

Posted May 31, 2012, 8:33 a.m. in Splits by Loren

Ween breaks up

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ween co-founder Aaron Freeman aka Gene Ween announced his intention to retire the band. Freeman recently released a ...

Splits November Was a Tragic Month For Music

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, 6:51 a.m. in Splits by Aaron H

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and shopping weekend, but it's time to do some recap. So, November has claimed the lives or ...

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