Published Nov 30, 2012Classic UK crust unit Amebix got back together in 2008 after more than 20 years apart, but the band have announced that they're once again going off the grid.
News of the breakup came through a statement from bassist/vocalist Rob "The Baron" Miller, who explained that despite the successes of the last few years, Amebix had run their course.
"To my deep regret, Amebix has now come to a point where we can no longer continue as a band," he said. "We have spent the past five years engaged in a process of resurrecting this group from the ashes and feel very proud of what we have managed to achieve in that time, both in the live performances and also in the album that resulted from this extraordinary time."
While Miller didn't lay out the specifics of the split, saying the band had planned to do some touring, he hinted that "there are factors within the band dynamic which will not allow for that in the foreseeable future." He added that he since was no longer playing with his sibling, guitarist Stig C. Miller, he had to hang up the band handle.
"Amebix was and is the creation and brainchild of both myself and my brother Stig. With either of us absent, it is no longer Amebix."
The Baron did, however, explain that he and drummer Roy Mayorga are working on new material, which they'll perform under a different banner.
The reunited band had issued a couple of singles before dropping what would become their swan song, last year's Sonic Mass.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the tip.