7 Seconds Break Up
Published Mar 21, 2018Long-running melodic hardcore crew 7 Seconds have called it quits.
Band leader Kevin Seconds broke the news via the group's Facebook, telling fans that 7 Seconds are throwing in the towel after being together for nearly four decades.
Seconds' message reads in part:
I had hoped to never ever have to make this announcement," Seconds wrote. "In fact, I vowed to never do it because, in my heart of hearts, I figured that, as long as Steve [Youth], Troy [Mowat], Bobby [Adams] and I love playing our songs for people and as long as we are physically and mentally healthy, 7 Seconds would probably just go on forever until we couldn't anymore.
None of us ever wanted to make a 'we quit' announcement to our friends and fans.
None of us ever wanted to do reunion tours or comeback albums.
I'm here to very sadly and regretfully announce that the band is officially calling it a day and will not be doing any more playing shows or touring in the future.
Seconds then goes on to explain that the decision partly comes from drummer Troy Mowat's recent injuries, as well as bassist Steve Youth's struggles with various medical issues, both physically and mentally.
You can read his full message below.
7 Seconds formed in Reno, NV, back in 1980. Over the years, the band featured a variety of members, though Seconds and Youth have always remained the group's central driving force.
Over the years, 7 Seconds released albums on labels such as Restless, Sony and SideOneDummy, among others. The band's most recent album came via Rise, which released 2014's Leave a Light On.