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Swarm Of The Lotus Calls It Quits

Baltimore metal band Swarm of the Lotus are officially breaking up. The band will play their final show on November 1st at Ottobar with Goatwhore and a few other bands to be announced later.

Here's the official statement from the band:

"So, it has reached its end. After 8 years, I have decided to put the monster, the rolling ball of chaos that it is, to rest for the long hall.

I never thought I'd reach that point with this project. But after years of mostly struggle to even exist, I have come to the realization that it has always been somewhat of a broken project trying desparately to push forward. With all the line-up changes, relearning processes, constant bad luck on the road, and the general one-step-forward, two-steps-back blackhole that the band sank into, it has been hard to even recognize who and what exactly we are. And to try and maintain constant motivation and confidence that in the end everything will work out just fine, can be taxing and has only and finally started to affect me very recently. Now I'm not saying it was all bad, I don't want to paint it with that brush.

I feel nothing but grateful and fortunate for all of the things the band has managed to accomplish over our time and have enjoyed playing with everyone that I've had the pleasure of doing so with. And to any of you who appreciated what we had to bring to the table, thank you. Mountains of thanks to all the people that might have had a hand in helping or supporting the band in any and all ways. I could never say enough.

This also doesn't mean that I personally will be giving up playing, no way. I could never do that and neither will anybody who is currently in the band. So be on the lookout for those guys in future projects that they may do. As for me, I feel that this is all a good thing and that by putting this gargantuan project to rest, I can start fresh with new music, in a new project, with renewed enthusiasm. Until then, thank you once again for everything, to all of you who cared and became part of the history of the band.

Thanks,
Pete/Swarm of the Lotus"

Source: Lambgoat

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1. amongthedead writes:

yeeeesssss!!! those guys suck major balls!

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2. Alex.... writes:

They'll be back they just want there name to be on the front page of metal underground ITS ALL LIES!

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3. deathmetalrules420 writes:

you guys are f***ing stupid...I'm sooo sure that their main goal was to do this to be on the front page of metalunderground.com....f***in morons....anyway...I'm sad to see these guys go but ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

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4. Hellhammer writes:

yes moron you are an idiot you dumb fukk i bet you just wanna be a jackars to on metal under ground, yes they suck suck suck any way so f*** u

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5. Hellhammer writes:

I love to suck on huge c***s all day every day....its just what I do....any guys need a blow job???

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