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Polar Bear Club Is Basically On Hiatus

Following last week’s announcement that pop rock favorites Fireworks would be going on hiatus at the end of summer, it now seems another innovative alternative band is taking time away from the spotlight.

Speaking with fans over Twitter this past weekend, Polar Bear Club vocalist Jimmy Stradt broke the hearts of his followers around the world by sharing the news that his band is currently taking some time off. After a fan inquired as to the band’s recent activity, Stradt replied, “The statement that fireworks released the other day is pretty in line with where pbc is at.”

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BUMMER: Fireworks To Go On Hiatus Following Upcoming Tour

Today may be the saddest day in UTG history. After eight years together, Fireworks have announced plans to go on hiatus following their upcoming tour.

Announced today via Twitter, Fireworks thanked fans for all their support before breaking news of their plans to take some time away from the spotlight. “After these upcoming gigs are ripped,” they wrote, “we will be taking a break for awhile to give the other side of life a try.” You can read the note in full at the end of this post.

Fireworks later comment that they do not know how long ‘awhile’ will …

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New Medicine Announce Immediate Break Up, Cancel Remaining Shows

After six years and two successful studio albums, New Medicine have announced plans to disband, effective immediately. All upcoming shows have been cancelled and, from what we can tell, there seems to be almost no chance they will ever be rescheduled.

If you’re reading this now and feeling a little confused, we can’t blame you. New Medicine has been relatively quiet on the public front for a bit, but we had no idea the band would call it quits in such an immediate manner. The news was shared with fans earlier today, April 27, via a message posted to the …

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Adestria Have Called It Quits

One of my personal favorite bands, the San Diego-based outfit Adestria, have announced that they are parting ways after being together for nearly six years. The group was founded back in 2009, and released an EP plus two full-length albums in that time – the most recent release being last April.

They did not go into details as to the reason(s) why they decided to call it quits, but it does seem a number of factors led to their ultimate decision. You can read the announcement, which was written by their frontman Matt Anderson, below.…

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Rotting Out Call it Quits

Better to burn out bright than to fade away, eh?

Though they’re far from being the first to release music of this kind, there aren’t many groups doing what Rotting Out has done in the past couple of years – which has arguably been the peak of this Los Angeles hardcore band’s career. With their one-of-a-kind stage presence and willingness to play in any room, they served as a jumping off point for many into this incredible genre.

Frontman Walter Delgado made a very brief post to his Tumblr account today, sharing that his band has officially broken up as …

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There For Tomorrow Break Up, Announce Final Performances

Earlier this evening, There for Tomorrow took to social media to announce that they would officially be calling it quits before the end of the year.

“It is now the time in our lives that we must go on and discover these new doors that have opened for each of us,” the band explained via Facebook. “The legacy of There For Tomorrow and the message we always wanted to portray will undoubtedly live with us all forever.” Read the group’s full statement by click through the jump below. and let us know your thoughts in the replies.

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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 …