German metal/hardcore act DEADSOIL has issued the following statement:
"Good news for some, bad news for the most! Indeed, we decided to call it a day since we didn't want to handle the never-ending lineup changes within the band anymore. We found an awesome replacement for our bassist and singer but after all that done, Jens [Basten, guitar] was forced to leave the band due to the permanent lack of time caused by his new job. It was a tough decision for us as you can imagine, but whatever... shit happens!
"Some of you might have heard the we actually recorded a completely new full-length album that is just missing the vocals. We don't know yet what to do with it. Maybe we will record the vocals some day and release it somewhere or put it online as a MySpace release. We will see about that!
"We'd like to thank Allen and GoDownBelieving for still believing in us and everyone that supported us in one way or another and a big high-five to everyone who was part of the band sometime.
"As always, a band split-up results in new or sometimes old bands, nothing different here. Boris [Pracht, guitar] and Jogi [Neumann, bass] focused on COPYKILL again, Hartmut [Stoof, drums] is back with his melody-death band SYMBIONTIC and Jens might shift levers to NIGHT IN GALES again.
"Nevertheless, Boris, Jogi, Hartmut and Niko [Müller, vocals] are forging plans to create a new band in early 2010, so keep your eyes and ears open for that!
"Last but not least, we'd like to thank everyone that came out to one or more of our shows, we had a blast over the years and met great people and saw awesome places, shared stages and tour buses with great bands. Thank you, guys!"
DEADSOIL's latest album, "Sacrifice", was released in May 2006 via Lifeforce Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Venom Divine" was recorded in January 2006 at Principal Studios (CALIBAN, WATERDOWN) in Senden by Vincent Sorg, was mixed by KATAKLYSM's Jean-Francois Dagenais and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.