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Light This City Confirms Break-Up

After canceling their scheduled tours last week, Light This City has officially called it quits. Drummer Ben Murray has issued the following statement:

"I know this is extremely unexpected and disappointing to a lot you out there, but Laura [Nichol] and I have decided to end the band recently because of personal and practical reasons. While this may come as a shock to many, I hope I can shed some light on the reasons behind the decision.

"First and foremost, the touring lifestyle and playing on stage every night, as well as making this band our entire lives and our profession had over time become stale and anxiety-ridden for both of us, and in the end, not enjoyable anymore. We started this band because we loved playing this kind of music and loved the release that we got out of it, and the satisfaction we got from jamming with our friends, and taking it across the country. The fact that it had not been that way for a while was enough reason for us to hang it up and leave the band as 6 years of amazing memories and amazing accomplishments. There are other life goals that both her and I have that we felt would not be reached had we taken the band further, say for another 5 to 10 years, and we didn't want to string our other band members along in something that our hearts weren't in 100%. That's just not who we are, and not how we ever wanted this band to be. Both Laura and I want to get back to the root of why we love playing and writing music, whether it be professionally or not, and not have this burden of feeling alienated from our friends and scene because of what the touring lifestyle does to bands. It is a feeling that we just couldn't handle anymore, and didn't want to deal with on any level, because at the end of the day, music IS our entire lives and we want to keep it that way. We wanted to keep it enjoyable as an amazing catharsis, which it was quickly becoming the opposite. With all of this, on top of the financial and logistical burdens we have come across in touring fulltime, we felt it was the right time to make this announcement. As disappointed as our friends and fans may feel, we hope you understand and respect the reasoning behind this decision, and can understand why we'd make it.

"While many are confused at the timing of this decision, with the release of the new album and all, there is more explanation to be done. The new album will definitely be released within the next 4 months, and it is absolutely amazing! The most important thing to us right now is that all the fans we made be able to buy this album and enjoy it as a last ending high note of this band's career, as we are sure you will love this album like we do. We all feel it is definitely the best Light This City record ever, and Brian, Jon and Ryan absolutely made it something spectacular. We will keep everyone updated on the release of the album, and there will be news about it within the coming weeks, as well as some new tracks online. As for as musical futures, everyone in the band is going to stay involved in music, and I am sure you will hear about everyone's plans in the near future.

"We want to personally thank everyone that has ever helped this band in furthering our career in any way, whether it be booking us, housing us, feeding us, or just supporting us and coming to the shows. All of our friends we have made know who they are, and know how much their love and support has meant to us. Everyone says this, but really, we couldn't have done what we did without all of that support, and we love every one of you because of it. All of the friends we made and experiences shared have made this totally worthwhile, and we don't regret a single part of it. Thanks to everyone, and we will keep you posted on the new album."

Source: Lambgoat

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1. v writes:

just another band that couldnt handle it......

its a shame. they werent that bad.

# Jun 16, 2008 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. glahyuckr writes:

truly a shame.

# Jun 16, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. FocusShift writes:

RIP LTC. At least I still have their new album to look out for.

# Jun 16, 2008 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Txmetalhead writes:

Who???

# Jun 16, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. n20verdose writes:

well damn i liked them

# Jun 16, 2008 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalBeard writes:

sh**, I promised myself I'd finally see them the next time they came around when I couldn't make it to the Death Angel tour. Oh well.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. JZUES writes:

huh ltc never heard of them

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalfrEEEEEEk21 writes:

A decent band, but Im not going to miss them much, they had a good run, but really not a band I cared much about.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 4:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. broken face writes:

they was alrite neva really got to into them. shame tho. wont effect me like the e town concrete split up tho

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cr4wf0rdT3x45J1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I saw these guys in 1999. They opened for Limp Biscuit and Stained. And Lead Zeppelin. And Deaf Leopard.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. take back metal writes:

Cr4wf0rdT3x45J1ng0J4ng0 shut the f*** up.....i can totally tell u come here to make yurself think yur some real metal head, but yur some fa**ot maggot or some 12 year old kid that "worships" satan

it clearly says up there that theyve been around 6 years..........give or take even 1 year

2008-7=2001

u dumb sh**, quit name dropping (and the names u dropped light this city wouldnt play with)


go listen to korn, fag


and btw, im kinda happy they broke up...just another metalcore band

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SonOfKalmah writes:

actually they're hardly metalcore if you want to get technical. their last album facing the thousand is pure melodic thrash/death metal. the album kicks ass. it sucks they have to break up. these guys and gal are really young and talented.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. mung writes:

CRAWFORD is just another choad, who thinks his sh*t don't stink! I've read some of his comments on this site and he's just not that funny.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cr4wf0rdT3x45J1ng0J4ng0 writes:

^^ That is absolutely correct. My feces has no odor.

So wait, you really thought I was trying to be serious? Trust me, the last people I'm going to try to look "cool" to (how 80s) are a bunch of trendy Light This City fanboys. Even a deafened leopard wouldn't listen to them.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. lancelot200 writes:

Meh. No big lost. I have a few songs but I don't care about them enough.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. FocusShift writes:

Trendy? I swear to the metal gods half the time you people rip on a band that has the label melodic death you've never listened to them.

LTC were far from trendy. No breakdowns, no poppy metalcore choruses, no tough guy or inhaled vocals that are popular in deathcore, just pure straight up melodic death metal and melodic thrash.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. SonOfKalmah writes:

thank you focusshift (DT rules btw) someone on here knows what they're talkin about.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Hannah writes:

i liked them too.
damn.

# Jun 17, 2008 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. MESSOR writes:

i don know if i would would call them melodic death I consider Black Dahlia Murder to be Melodic Death and Light this city Dosen't sound a lot like them

# Jun 18, 2008 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cr4wf0rdT3x45J1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Look, I don't give a shxt what label you put on this crap, it still sounds like trendy garbage to me.

# Jun 18, 2008 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. SHREDDER13 writes:

THE TREND IS DEAD!!!
THE TREND IS OVER!!!

# Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. b.bristowe writes:

word

# Jun 18, 2008 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. oakrg5151 writes:

this is a tragedy! technically LTC was great, lyrically they were great, and laura nichol has one of the most brutal growls i've heard in a long time

# Jun 19, 2008 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. FocusShift writes:

What trend are you idiots rambling about?

# Jun 19, 2008 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hardshooter911 writes:

LIGHT THIS CITY was definetly a band that had potential. I've seen them play and they put on a really good show almost as if it were their last. To tell you the truth it was one of their last when they toured with death angel and god forbid. I actually felt their music and thats all that mattered. There are not many metalcore bands that young that can do that. Either way, it is best that drummer murray had decided to end early before the band ended off on a deadly note. Their music even made it onto sirius 27 hard attack and im sure that most of the nation had heard of them by now. Their purpose as a band was fulfilled and now they and their last album will be appreciated. Definetly a good metal tale to tell your buddies if you saw them play. I know im just gonna say ha ha I saw LIGHT THIS CITY when them cats were around, it is truly a shame shame you didn't.

# Jun 20, 2008 @ 2:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Metal=Life writes:

Oh man, I really like this band. I'm gonna miss them.

# Jun 22, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. xxx_femmecore writes:

Damn they were good. I really aprecciate them.

# Jun 27, 2008 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Rachelle writes:

this is retarded!! i really liked them! MAN!

# Jun 29, 2008 @ 1:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. jordan writes:

damn i just got done reading about himsa breaking up now this. i saw LTC with all that remains and they were pretty good too bad we wont get to hear their new stuff live

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