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REST IN PEACE: Hostage Calm (2007-2014)

Say it ain’t so, Internet. Hostage Calm, the prolific punk rock band from Connecticut that stole our hearts with this year’s release Die On Stage, is calling it a day. The punk and alternative rock community are nothing short of stunned by the sudden and abrupt departure from one of the most promising acts in the scene.

The band released a statement within the hour via Facebook saying, “Hostage Calm has broken up. It’s too soon, it’s too young, and it hurts too much.” No truer words could be spoken about this news. According to the post, there …

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Alice Glass Parts Ways With Crystal Castles

Experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles have not released a full-length since 2012, but with today’s announcement, it unfortunately seems we won’t be seeing a followup. Alice Glass, vocalist of the duo, has revealed via Facebook she is departing the outfit, and thus, “this is the end of the band.” It’s quite the shock as the thought of Glass goes hand in hand with Crystal Castles and their quintessential work, but the prospect of a promised solo effort from the musician is a worthy trade-off.

You can read Glass’ full statement on her departure below.

I am leaving Crystal

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REST IN PEACE: Chimaira (1998-2014)

After facing the troubles of a revolving door lineup for years which eventually led to the recent departure of five of Chimaira‘s six members, founding vocalist Mark Hunter has decided to finally put the band to rest.

The band’s official website and Facebook now contain a final message from Hunter which reads:

After fifteen full blown as ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira.

Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form.
Everyone involved with the band from members to fans put their heart and soul into this

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Death Grips Music Used In New Adidas Commercial, Band Still Broken Up

Death Grips were/are one of the most anti-establishment bands to come along in a number of years. The group broke up earlier this year shortly after the release of their album Niggas On The Moon, but this morning their art was given new life in an incredibly corporate way when a snippet from a Government Plates track found its way into a shoe commercial. This is not a joke.

Adidas’ new ‘Predator’ ad was uploaded to YouTube this morning. In it, viewers can hear a clip of the song “You Might Think He Loves You For You Money But …

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My Pop Punk Heart Is Broken: A Loss For Words Plan To Disband In 2015

There is no way around it. The news I am about to share sucks more than I can begin to express in the introduction, but at least we have a year to let everything sink in.

Last night, August 23, A Loss For Words were playing a hometown show in Massachusetts when frontman Matt Arsenault told the crowd that the band had a very special announcement to share. We were not on site, so it’s impossible for us to tell you exactly what was said, but we do know that the group revealed plans to disband next year. In fact, …

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Abandon All Ships Break Up, Announce Final Show

Canadian hardcore outfit Abandon All Ships have announced plans to disband before the end of September.

“We’d like to start this off with a thank you. Thank you to our fans, friends, and family for the last 8 years,” wrote Angel Aita of Abandon All Ships in an open letter released Friday afternoon. “After many ups and downs, good times and bad, it’s time that Abandon All Ships comes to an end. There’s no hard feelings or inner turmoil, it’s just time that we all move on to the next chapter of our lives. We’d also like to say thank …

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Honour Crest Are Breaking Up

Shortly after their show this evening in Virginia Beach, Virginia Honour Crest‘s frontman posted an ominous Facebook status that said “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to say.” After some probing by friends and fans he confirmed that Honour Crest would be disbanding. Though initially the band’s Facebook page remained silent at first it looks as though the group have officially announced they are splitting up. You can read what they had to say below the break.

There is no indication as to why they decided to part ways, but they did promise one last show for …

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The Civil Wars Officially Break Up

I have one word for this story: Dammit.

After nearly five years together, The Civil Wars have announced that they are officially calling it quits. The duo, as you may well know, had been on indefinite hiatus since 2012, but this morning they made it known that there is apparently no hope left for reconciliation.

It’s not all bad, however, as the band has decided to say farewell by releasing their cover of “You Are My Sunshine” as a free download. Previously released in 2011 as a B-side to the band’s limited-edition Barton Hollow 7-inch, it’s the first time the …

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Death Grips Announce They’re “Over”

Noise hip-hop group Death Grips are always full of surprises, yet perhaps today’s is the biggest of all. Shortly after dropping a mixtape collaboration with Bjork, they’re calling it quits.

The band is known for canceling shows and dropping unexpected mixtapes, so who’s to say if this will hold true (or if they won’t reunite in a matter of months à la Thee Oh Sees). For now, it’s safe to assume the band’s telling the truth. No more shows, no more new music (apart from The Powers That B), and no more surprises. The Facebook post stating …

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Ovlov Have Officially Broken Up

Connecticut-based band Ovlov just announced on their Facebook page that they are breaking up. Really.

On the post, they wrote that “like the last season of Degrassi” they too are putting an end to their limited run. They will still be playing shows on July 11 and August 17-20, although almost all of them are sold out since the band has been riding high since the success of their 2013 LP am. We’ll be busy listening to that and their recent split with Little Big League on repeat as we cry for the remainder of this week (if not month).…

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In Fear And Faith Clarify Previous Comments, Will “Probably” Play More Shows

Hey there, internet. We have a confession to make. Though we try our absolute best to bring you accurate news in a timely manner we sometimes slip up and cause a bit of digital chaos. If we kept you up in recent days with our previous post on In Fear And Faith, fear not! We have much more exciting news to share this time around.

Following reports over the weekend that In Fear and Faith would no longer be performing live, a few dozen fans began posting on the band’s Facebook crying foul and asking for an explanation. When one …

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A Faylene Sky Are Parting Ways

The post hardcore outfit A Faylene Sky had a good run, but it seems their time as a band has come to an end. They have posted a statement to fans confirming that they are parting ways as a band. Their frontman is going to be a father, and he wants to focus on that new aspect of his life. You can read the entire announcement by taking a look below the jump.

While this is sad news for fans of the band, it’s very exciting for the father to be. Be sure to hit the band up on Facebook