Cathedral Announces Plans To Retire
British doom/stoner metal legends Cathedral has announced that they will be calling it a day after a twenty one year long career. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.
According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: "It's simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it's almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We've had a great time during Cathedral's existence and it has literally been our life. It's just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger.
"Our latest album The Guessing Game is exactly where we wanted to be after all this time. Staying in one place, being repetitive and predictable is something we wanted to avoid right from the off.
"We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to those special people who have supported Cathedral over the years. It may sound like a cliché but it's certainly true - we simply wouldn't have been able to do it without you, thanks!"
The band released their most recent album, "The Guessing Game" last year, which marked their first release since 2006's, "The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" and was the group's first two disc record. The band also have many live shows planned for this year, including shows in Japan, an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest and a farewell show in the English capital city of London.
The band was formed in 1989 by vocalist Lee Dorrian after he left British grindcore pioneers Napalm Death, along with former Acid Reign guitarist Garry "Gaz" Jennings and Carcass roadie Mark "Griff" Griffiths. Cathedral garnered widespread acclaim for their debut album, "Forest Of Equilibrium," which was released through Earache Records in 1990. For more information on the band, you can check out our feature on them in the Sunday Old School archives.
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