DEAD TO FALL, the Chicago- and Minneapolis-based deathcore band, has officially split up.
Commented vocalist Jonathan Hunt: "DEAD TO FALL is no more. After nine years, it's time to say goodbye. There really isn't an easy way to say this, but the DEAD TO FALL machine broke beyond repair this last weekend. I guess the financial, personal, and emotional strains wore some of us down and caused a violent collapse.
"After a show in Wisconsin, Logan [Kelly, guitar] and Chad [M. Fjerstad, bass] quit this past weekend. I won't go into the whole 'behind-the-music-band-break-up' scenario, but it was a night filled with retarded actions and words. The rest of us don't want to go through yet another major lineup change and really are just ready for a new chapter in our lives.
"The Supermassive Fist tour with IMPENDING DOOM, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS and SEA OF TREACHERY is continuing on without us. We have no idea if we are going to play a last show or not, but at this point there is nothing planned.
"It's all so surreal. I have spent a good portion of my life touring in DEAD TO FALL and life without it is going to be...interesting. It's like breaking up with four girlfriends you work with the day your place of employment burns down. I'm going to miss it for sure.
"Keep your eyes open for future projects from all of us, and make sure you go to the Supermassive Fist tour and check it out."
Formed in 1999, DEAD TO FALL drew influences from Swedish metal, hardcore, death metal, and other genres, but was usually labeled a metalcore, or deathcore, band. The group's first two albums reached combined sales of 60,000 copies in the U.S. alone (according to publicity material released through Victory Records).
DEAD TO FALL's fourth album, "Are You Serious?", was released on February 19 via Victory.