Bittersweet news from German old school thrashers DAILY INSANITY. In a statement on their website and social media channels the trio announced the end of the band:
“All things must come to and end. As hard as it is to write these words, we are announcing the end of DAILY INSANITY! A decision that has not been made lightly, but we feel it’s the right move to end the band on a high note. We just started our „The Final Crusade“ Farewell Tour which will bring the band to as many places as possible. We know that this tour doesn’t reach all of you, but we have done our best to fit what we can into this window of time. The full list of 2022 dates is announced and the tour is expected to continue in 2023. It’s going to be one hell of a farewell party at these concerts! Do not miss this chance, because there will be no next time!”
DAILY INSANITY put out what would be their final album “Chronicles Of War” in 2021, followed by a single called “Doomed” in June 2022.
For the people who liked the music of DAILY INSANITY, main songwriter Gene has some good news: “DAILY INSANITY was an absolutely incredible chapter of our lives. But over time perspectives and people change. It’s time to embark to a new chapter. And as many already know, since 2021 Felix and me are working on our new heavy metal project VEIL OF THE SERPENT, with which we will release A LOT of great music in the future. So keep an eye on that!”
In June the band started their „The Final Crusade Tour“ with which the band offers one last chance for fans to experience their crushing live performances. The full list of 2022 dates is below and the tour is expected to continue in 2023.
Check out the tour dates below.
09.09.2022 DE – Berlin, Slaughterhouse 16.09.2022 DE – Hamburg, Logo 17.09.2022 DE – Rostock, Alte Zuckerfabrik 14.10.2022 PL – Zagan, Klub Elektrownia 15.10.2022 DE – Magdeburg, Damned Souls 28.10.2022 DE – Jena, Rosenkeller 29.10.2022 CZ – Mlada Boleslav, Farářova Sluj 03.11.2022 DE – Nordhorn, Rockcafe The Dude 04.11.2022 BE – Eernegem, B52 Music Club 05.11.2022 DE – Cologne, Blue Shell 09.12.2022 DE – Lübeck, Rider’s Cafe 10.12.2022 DE – Wismar, Fellfresse 26.12.2022 PL – Szczecin, Krzywy Gryf 27.12.2022 PL – Slupsk, Motor Rock Pub 28.12.2022 PL – Poznan, Nowe Amore 29.12.2022 DE – Berlin, Slaughterhouse
And Ali had this to say in his own message to fans:
“Hi everyone, A note to let you know that I am leaving As It Is. The interruption that happened to all our lives over the last couple of years afforded me a chance to reflect on my priorities and gave me change in perspective.
I have loved the journey that being a part of As It Is has taken me on and I have nothing but love for all involved. However, alongside the good times and dream moments is a lot of hard work and sacrifice.
As we emerged from the pandemic and started touring again the motivation and love was not as strong as it once was. It became clear to me that I wasn’t willing to make the same sacrifices as before and I came to the conclusion that it was time to call it a day.
Thanks for a wild ride. It’s been emotional. Ali.”
A note to let you know that I am leaving As It Is.
The interruption that happened to all our lives over the last couple of years afforded me a chance to reflect on my priorities and gave me change in perspective.
A Day To Remember’s Josh Woodard has announced that he has left the band.
You can read the full statement below.
“In the summer of 2020, I released a statement addressing false allegations that were made against me online. At the time, with the pandemic and my daughter on the way, I personally decided to pause legal proceedings against the accuser once the post was removed.
These accusations have unfortunately resurfaced within the last few days, and I must act accordingly. It is not fair to my bandmates and brothers to be attached to or targeted because of any of this, so I have made the decision to step down from my position in the band as of today. I will be leaving tour to be with my family and continue to defend my innocence in these matters.
I know who I am and who I am not. I admit, wholeheartedly, that I am not a perfect person and I have made mistakes in life. I strive every day I am given to be a better person, husband, bandmate and friend.
I appreciate those who supported me and defended my name against the lies being spread, and I am sorry to those who have been negatively affected by them. This decision is the furthest thing from what I want, but it is unfortunately what is best. Being a member of ADTR has been the greatest honour and I am so thankful for the past 18 years.”
Loathe have announce they have parted ways with Connor Sweeney (Guitar).
Sweeney was one of the founding members of the band and has played on all of their recordings to date.
Loathe have released this short statement on their socials:
“Loathe regretfully announce the departure of Connor Sweeney. We would like to thank Connor for his contributions and commitment to Loathe over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Loathe regretfully announce the departure of Connor Sweeney.
We would like to thank Connor for his contributions and commitment to Loathe over the years and wish him the best in his future endeavours.
And Connor has released this much longer statement:
“Hello internet. Today I can’t believe I’m saying this, but with the largest stone in my throat and a leaden heart, I’ve decided to part ways with Loathe. Thank you to everyone who has ever supported me in this band and in music as it means everything to me. Without music i wouldn’t be alive. Seriously. I am not dead musically as I have something I’m working on, that I will be putting what’s left of my heart and soul into after what has been a harrowing ordeal this past year. I thought some things might have changed with time within the band but unfortunately in this case things continued to stay the same. So as to preserve my own well being and mental health I have decided to leave. Thank you to all who have ever been there in any and every way, It really really does mean more than I could ever describe. I WILL be back with new music and hopefully playing shows again once all is ready. A massive thank you to Ryan Richards for being the greatest manager and making my personal dreams a reality. Another massive thank you to Zack McAdam, Lewis Chalmers and Josh Singh for always being such amazing people and crew to work with. Thank you for reading. Connor”
UK four piece Black Peaks have regrettably announced they’ve called it a day and ended the band.
They shared the news in a statement published via their social channels, citing that they “have reached a point where we don’t feel we can continue in a way that is healthy for us.”
You can read the full statement below.
“The time has come to bring Black Peaks to its close. Over the past 4 years, we have dealt with some incredibly hard and demanding situations which we have done our absolute best to work through. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we don’t feel we can continue in a way that is healthy for us.
To you, our fans, friends, and family. Thank you for being the greatest support network we could’ve ever hoped for. We have achieved things that we never thought would be possible when we began this journey. So, for supporting our vision, we owe you our utmost gratitude.
A special thank you to our team, who we believe to be some of the best in business. It has been our pleasure to learn from and grow with these wonderful humans over the last 10 years and we couldn’t have done it without them.
All our love, Joe, Liam, Will & Dave.”
Black Peaks formed in 2012 initially under the name of Shrine and then changed their name after the release of their debut EP, ‘Closer To The Sun’ in 2014.
They then went on to release two full length records, ‘Statues’ (2016) and ‘All that Divides’ (2018) where they performed a livestream which released as a live record, ‘Live At The Brighton Centre’ earlier in 2021.
Lotus Eater have now disbanded following the allegations against Paul Collins (Vocals).
The frontman was accused by testimonies from ‘Survivor A, B and C’ on social media account Surviving Paul Collins of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats and more, where the band have responded to these allegations on July 9th 2021 saying that, “Paul Collins is no longer a member of Lotus Eater.”
Soon after that, the remaining members of Lotus Eater – Cameron Humphrey and Aiden Cooper have put an end to the band, posting a short statement that read: “Lotus Eater 2016 – 2021. Gloom Worldwide, thank you for everything.”
The band were set to release their debut record, ‘Where the Body Goes’ later this month via Hopeless Records.
It looks as though the Lotus Eater social media accounts have since been deleted.
The now former frontman of Lotus Eater, Paul Collins has responded against the allegations which have been fired at him, writing the he will be “revising these statements and addressing them thoroughly”, and is taking legal action.
We have been reading posts and getting tons of calls, emails and texts over the last several days from many of you after seeing Matty’s statement about leaving the band.
Here is the straight truth…
Matty sent a group text informing us that he left the band. For the past month, we have been processing this news and deciding what the future holds. After some reflection among the guys, we all feel the band means everything to us and agree that Zebrahead is bigger than any one member. There is this amazing community of friends and fans all over the world, way bigger than any of us could have ever imagined, that made it clear to us to continue.
Although we will miss Matty and wish him all the best, we look forward to this next chapter for Zebrahead. We are excited about creating new music and playing live shows again. Thank you all for love and support. We promise you’ll be hearing more from us real soon.
Hugs & Kisses – Ali, Ben, Ed, Dan”
Lewis joined the band in 2005 after performing in a band called Jank 1000 who toured alongside Zebrahead.
He has performed on the band’s last eight full-length albums, the latest being 2019’s ‘Brain Invaders’.