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Byzantine Break Up

Charleston, West Virginia metal band Byzantine has called it quits. Formed in 2000, the group has released three full-length albums with Prosthetic Records. The following statement has been issued:

"As of today Byzantine is no longer a functioning band. Due to various circumstances the band will not be touring or performing together. We would like to first thank everyone that has supported this band throughout the years. You are the people that really made everything worthwhile and we are amazed at the wonderful response we have had from all of you. Because of you, we were part of something special and without you none of this would have been possible. Next, we would like to thank all the kickass bands that we have played shows with and hung out with. These were good times that we won't soon forget. It's with heavy hearts that we move on from this. Sincerely, from all of us in Byzantine, thank you so very much for the great experience that this was. Stay metal everyone. Montani Semper Liberi."

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1. inhatredofme writes:

this is a definate tragedy to the metal world, these guys are badass and very talented. lets hope they decide to reunite sometime in the near future.

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 7:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. broken face writes:

What im not that keen on byzantine but i dont think any1 saw this commin

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jrizzle writes:

I sure didn't see this coming. R.I.P.Byzantine

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# Jan 27, 2008 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Nekrekker writes:

Noooooooooooooooooooo!
I was hoping they would come around my parts this year to support the new album..
God Speed Byzantine!! And thank you for your musical influence!!

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Public Execution writes:

Wow, did not see that one coming. Especially right after they put out a new album.

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. inhatredofme writes:

yea it sucks, was looking forward to a tour for the new cd but guess we're all outta luck. why can't the sh**ty bands break up instead of the ones that deserve the fame and fortune?

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wow writes:

aw what the f*** dude

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hellbound83 writes:

sh**!

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. takebackmetal writes:

wow...thats weird...read the new revolver i think...theres a thing about them saying they finished their contract and just wanted to either continue unsigned and sh** or just end it ....i saw them once with god forbid, they were alright to bad they dont want a new contract

# Jan 27, 2008 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DEVILDRIVER FAN writes:

God damn the only Greatest band to come out of my home state West Virginia and they are done..thats bullsh**....thats okay wait for a band called Disaster On Impulse....Straight out of West Virginia.....

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. txmetalhead writes:

I have not heard their music yet. I have heard good things from this band. Their tracks are very hard to find online.. I will probably buy some of their music and see what I missed.

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FocusShift writes:

That's a shame after just releasing a new cd. . . But I have to disagree with post 10, Arsis is the best band to come out WV.

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I agree with FocusShift. Byzantine doesn't have anything on Arsis

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Southern writes:

This band was suckin d*** these days.... New CD sucked..... Last tour Sucked...... they suck

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ty-core writes:

sh**ty dea, i've been listening to byzantine since the day their first album came out. This sucks, i was so hoping to at least one day see them live.

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. burnt writes:

What the f***!!!! They just put out a new album!!!! This is my favorite new band! I give up!

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HMT88 writes:

what a shame i was lucky enough to see them live and they were the shyt sad that it had to come to this!

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SlugEmperor writes:

WHAT THE f***... i hope the new album is good... man they were great.

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. J Low writes:

sh**...first Vehemence, now this...

# Jan 28, 2008 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Gutted writes:

What a complete f@ck up, Byzantine are definitely one of a kind, too bad they buggered themselves up!

Stupid bunch of twats...

# Jan 29, 2008 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. scott parker writes:

I've been wanting to hear this band for ages... I finally got thier latest album and it's great!!!! and now thier finished... I'll have to listen to thier old sh** and wish i'd seen them live in the UK.

# Jan 31, 2008 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BodomFan writes:

well this blows. saw this band live a few years back, badass show. sucks they couldn't keep going

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Angry Mob Justice writes:

Bah, what a shame. Good band and it's sad to see them go. Wish i had the chance to see them live before they broke up. Oh, and for post 19, Vehemence actually got back together again. Check out their myspace, they put up a new song called "There are so many reasons to give up on religion." The song kicks ass.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. dakota faster writes:

i do not like this ban because this metal ban does not have no good metal so slipknot rules so what now

# Feb 8, 2008 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ty ty writes:

is their so one out there

# Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. wear666 writes:

it figurs you could have seen it coming from a mile away all the signs were there man.

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. cruor writes:

FocusShift writes: "Arsis is the best band to come out WV."

Actually Arsis came out of Virginia Beach VA.

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# Feb 14, 2008 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. SlugEmperor writes:

lol even if that werent true i say byzantine is a lot better

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 10:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. SlugEmperor writes:

not that i hate arsis though they have some pretty good songs

# Feb 14, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. FocusShift writes:

Did they? I swore they were from WV. I thought they kind of moved base to Virginia but the guitarist and drummer were originally from WV.

Oh well, loss for WV and score for Virginia then

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