Guitarist Brian Koenig of the Madison, Wisconsin-based, female-fronted five-piece LUNA MORTIS (formerly known as THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE) has released the following statement:"I regret to say that as of today the band will be dissolving and we will be going our separate ways. "A huge thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the fans and support we have received over the course of the last nine years. It has been an exciting and often turbulent ride, but everything must come to an end eventually. "Unfortunately, we will be unable to go on the May tour with PRIMAL FEAR, so our apologies to the people who were looking forward to hanging with us out on the road. "To our local fans, we will more than likely be playing one more Madison show sometime in the next few months; we'll keep everyone posted." Last year LUNA MORTIS was dropped by Century Media Records, the label that released the band's debut album, "The Absence". The CD, which came out in in February 2009, was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM). LUNA MORTIS's "Forever More" video can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky, who has previously worked with ALL THAT REMAINS, BLEEDING THROUGH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and KITTIE, among many others.
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