Published Jun 24, 2010Usually, when bands go on "hiatus" it means they're too afraid to admit that they're done for good, and would rather hang on to the false hope that they'll one day return (we're talking about you, Fugazi). In the case of Kansas City metalcore originators Coalesce, however, the word actually means something. First taking a break in 1999, the band returned in 2005 for a five-year stint. That's why we're not too depressed by the news that they're dropping the h-word again.
Coalesce announced their second hiatus on their MySpace blog, writing:
It's been a fun couple of years. We've had excellent tours with bands we love, been to Europe, East Coast, West Coast, released a new record and a follow-up EP, played some great festivals and had the opportunity to see some old friends, and meet a ton of new people. This is a good time for a break. Sean just bought a new house, Junior is starting his new business, Jes is putting the finishing touches on his PhD, and I'm going to sit on my couch and watch Shaun of the Dead. Thanks for your continued support.
Coalesce released Ox in 2009, landing its place as our second favourite metal recording of the year. Be sure to check out the band's Exclaim! TV interview below.