East Bay, Rhode Island-based metal outfit DOUR CURSIVA has officially split up. According to the band, "Due to recent member changes, which were left unannounced until now, along with a general refocus of musical direction, the rest of us remaining decided that it would be best to retire the DOUR CURSIVA name. We leave this project with no ill will toward anyone, and nothing but the best experiences behind. We have no plans of playing a final show as DOUR CURSIVA."

The group added, "We could thank a million and one people and bands for supporting us, encouraging us, hooking us up with shows, creating artwork or taking pictures for us, or just being solid friends throughout the whole deal. It would be long-winded and self-indulgent. So, thank you to everyone who supported us or shared in this experience with us.

"Brian [Williams, guitar], Jake [Neves, vocals], and Murph [Ryan Murphy, drums] are starting a new project with newly added bassist Matt Desmarais. We will be called MAST. We are already deep in the process of writing a debut full-length album and thoroughly enjoying the process. The songs available for streaming on MySpace are from the DOUR CURSIVA pre-production sessions from the spring. They can serve as an indication of the songwriting, but certainly not the production vibe we're going for. If you have a lead on a more organic/analog sounding studio, we are on the lookout for one. We are ready for shows, looking for shows, and will be looking for shows in the extended future. Please contact us through MySpace or at [email protected] if you're interested in booking us."

DOUR CURSIVA's full-length debut, "Voices through Wires", was released last year through Hold True Recordings.


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