Published Jul 15, 2010Just our luck: 1,000 crappy metalcore bands keep churning out albums and original bands like hardcore/metal chaps Poison the Well break up. But maybe there's hope yet, as the Florida-based band are calling it an "indefinite hiatus," not a full-on breakup.
Poison the Well posted the following statement on their MySpace blog on Wednesday (July 14):
So, after 12 years of being a band, countless tours around the world and records being released, we have made the decision to take some time to explore other interests in our lives. We've all reached a point where we feel like we need to take a step back from the band and pursue other things. PTW has been an all encompassing, full time thing for such a long period that this isn't an easy thing to do. We want to thank everyone who has supported us in any way, whether it be buying a record or a shirt to the occasional robbery from time to time. Once again, thanks for everything and we couldn't have done any of this without you.
Poison the Well's last album was 2009's The Tropic Rot. The band released five albums in their career, including 2003's You Come Before You, which, oddly, was bankrolled by major label Atlantic Records.
Thanks to Punknews for the heads-up.