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Poison The Well To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Miami, Florida's biggest metalcore act Poison the Well have announced via myspace that they, as a band, have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus.

The band commented by saying: "So, after twelve years of being a band, countless tours around the world and records being released, we have made the decision to take some time to explore other interests in our lives. We’ve all reached a point where we feel like we need to take a step back from the band and pursue other things. [Poison the Well] has been an all encompassing, full time thing for such a long period that this isn’t an easy thing to do. We want to thank everyone who has supported us in anyway, whether it be buying a record or a shirt, to the occasional robbery from time to time. Once again, thanks for everything and we couldn’t have done any of this without you."

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1. shno writes:

Kinda sad...I enjoyed Poison The Well. Hope they get back together in the future.

# Jul 14, 2010 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

i'm glad. i hate these screamo/metalcore bands staining the lil rock/metal scene from here (miami, fl). that's all we're even known for, screamo, metalcore, pop punk, rap/hip hop, raggaeton and marilyn manson. one that rlly deserves some attention is florida's own (and probably only) melodic death metal band, The Absence.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metalrox555 writes:

The Absence is amazing and so is Death Metal from Florida in general but I liked this band so I'm not happy about this.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. me,dude. writes:

The Absence are amazing. When is Enemy Unbound going to come out? It's been forever.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

I liked some of their early stuff, but last time I saw them on a tour package I caught they sounded like the love child of Atreyu and Incubus - all whiney art rocky screamocore with few of the screams.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

"The Opposite of December" helped redefine what could be 'heavy' for me...more than 10 years ago.

The album reminds me of being 19 everytime I listen to it. The major label debut had it's moments too. One of the few metalcore acts I have heard that didn't send me into immediate fits of laughter.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ LMFAO!!!

DB: preach on bro!!

glad to see some absence fans. idk about the new album but yeah, it's taking forever to come out. but i still love listening to from your grave and riders of the plague, which was definitely a great direction forward. and there's not much of a death metal scene here, kuz it's more deathcore anyway.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathfreak writes:

^^^^^
Dude florida has a big death metal scene, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Six Feet Under, Death, Obituary, Atheist, Malevolent Creation, Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel, Cynic, Paths of Possession not to mention Iced earth.

# Jul 15, 2010 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. OlafBerzerker writes:

the 2 first albums i liked as well. then they recorded an album in Sweden if not mistakin, kinda got away from that heavy sound if i remember correctly.

# Jul 16, 2010 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. EsotericSurgery writes:

Saw them live opening for Killswitch a few years ago...was not impressed one bit. DB's take was spot on..."all whiney art rocky screamocore with few of the screams." As RTB would say...pazz. :p

# Jul 16, 2010 @ 3:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. SmilerNuts writes:

The first 3 albums were good, the last 2 not so much. Probably better that they called it a day now before they got any worse.

# Jul 16, 2010 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Deathblooms writes:

Florida likely has/had the US's best death metal scene...

# Jul 17, 2010 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rakka writes:

Nothinghead: I Believe Enemy Unbound is coming out late this year or sometime in 2011. As we know their drummer was in a accident some time ago and I'm sure he's still trying to recuperate from it. Plus they have the guest lead guitar track to add and all that other recording stuff. Either way, Enemy Unbound will be absolutely Epic.

# Jul 17, 2010 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. n0thinghead writes:

rakka: f*** yeah bro!! \m/

DEATH blooms & freak: i guess i'm just a lil bias since i don't rlly like that pure death metal stuff. nor thrash either (flinches with the knowledge at being stoned for saying that here) lol but i do love my melodeath tho, especially the scandinavian sound.

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EsotericSurgery writes:

It's ok NH, us anti-thrashers need to stick together to survive! LOL

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

THEY'LL NEVER TAKE US ALIVE!!!

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. EsotericSurgery writes:

NEVAR!!! *runs and hides*

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rakka writes:

I'll agree with that =]..not a real big fan of pure death metal..but the melodic death metal catches my attention like none other..

Example: The Absence...and many more xD

# Jul 21, 2010 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ amon amarth (viking themed melodeath), dark tranquillity, at the gates, insomnium, eluveitie (folk themed melodeath), and my fav., I N F L A M ES !!! \m/

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 9:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalmayhem writes:

Same with me RememberMetal?...The first time I heard Opposite of December I was 19 and away in school. I don't think it came out of my stereo for 6 months after that. Occasionally I will still throw on Nerdy, or Slice Paper Wrist for a trip down memory lane. Great album, good band. Kind of disappointing.

# Jul 22, 2010 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Rakka writes:

Nothinghead: I agree with all those bands. =]..not to partial on In Flames..but all the others i rock out to on a daily basis..my latest kick has been Amon Amarths Twilight album. =]..and At The Gates is just friggin wicked..Ah cant forget Ensiferum xD

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 3:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. n0thinghead writes:

thor! odin's son! protector of mankind! ride the sea of fate! your destiny awaits! \m/ \m/

sorry if ANY of those lyrics are incorrect.

# Jul 23, 2010 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Rakka writes:

Standing firm against the rocks, guarding the most sacred hold. We protect the realm of gods, our destiny is carved in stone...friggin bad a$$ =D

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