A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have officially called it quits. The group's drummer, Mike Miller, has issued the following statement on the matter:
"There really is no point in drawing this out longer than it needs to be, so I'll try and be quick and to the point. After two amazing short years, A DOZEN FURIES has called it a day. We could go on and on about all of the reasons why, but when it comes down to it, it's because we've grown apart. I guess a lot of the 'wrong' things fell into place at the 'right' time. I'm sure some might think we were a flash in the pan and now that our 15 seconds is over, we are quitting. Well, most of us have been doing this for close to 10 years and it's just time for some of us to move on.
"With that said, we would like to express our more sincere thanks to everyone who was with us at any point along the way. All of the fans we've made, friends we've met, bands we toured with, and industry people we've befriended amongst our travels, we'd like to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. All of you have helped us achieve in just 2 years something that most bands never get to experience in their entire careers. This will be something that none of us will ever forget, and we hope most of you who did run across our path won't forget as well.
"Who knows what will happen with us after the split. Some of us will continue pursuing music, some will move on to other things, and Keith works at a gay bar. We all have myspace pages linked from www.myspace.com/adozenfuries so you can keep up with us if you do so desire."
A DOZEN FURIES' Sanctuary Records debut album, "A Concept of Fire", was mixed by Josh Wilbur (ATREYU, STILL REMAINS, FUEL, CHEVELLE) and was released last September.
Formed in late 2003, A DOZEN FURIES had previously released a self-produced EP ("Rip These Stars Down") and had toured extensively. The group's guitarist Marc Serrano, who was chosen to represent A DOZEN FURIES in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" competition, had performed at Ozzfest 2003 as part of the now-defunct former Maverick recording artists UNLOCO.