Of Machines Break Up!

Atlanta post-hardcore outfit Of Machines have announced that they’re calling it quits. In a MySpace blog, guitarist Mike Matejick says that the band gradually went their separate ways after their last tour and that only a few members will continue playing music.

Matejick wrote, “I’ve been turning this over in my head for weeks, now. At first I was angry, then confused, then incredibly bummed, until, finally, I was able to come to grips with it … Of Machines is over. I don’t think everyone in the band fully understood what we had accomplished in such a short amount of time. None of us have been so lucky to start a band and with in 3 months of being together and not even have played a single show, got signed. it was an amazing feeling to go from nothing to touring across the U.S. During our time as Of Machines we went on 8 U.S. Tours and sold more than 8,000+ cds, this is the most i had ever done in my life and probably ever will.

But this was not enough to keep Dylan. Dylan left Of Machines the week after our last tour with he guys in Love Hate Hero. He almost did this to us on our second tour because of the bands finical problems but he ended up staying and waiting until now.. the stress of finical issues, pressure from family and a ever developing mind set has forced him to leave the band in search of who he is and what he is meant to do in life.Dylan leaving created a domino effect. almost immediately after Dylan’s departure Jon decided it would be to much work to find a new singer and felt like this would never be the same. So he has decided to pursue his dream of becoming a culinary artist at la cordon blue. This left me, Brent and our new keyboardist Jason. We were determined to make things work until we lost the support of Rise and Artery. After this happen we knew it just wasn’t going to happen for us there is no way to make this work.

I will be posting everything we had ever demoed, messed around with, anything and everything we had ever did on the myspace shortly. Also i will be selling the last of our merch and cds for very very cheap if anyone is still interested in any of it.”

He also went on to say, “I believe the only people who will be continuing playing music will be myself and our drummer Brent. Brent has found a band in Florida he is playing with. They Don’t have a name right now but I’m sure once they get things going you will see more from them. As far as myself i a looking for new members to start a new project with. If anyone is interested hit me up on the band space.

Also this comes from everyone in the band I know we have always wanted to talk about this to new upcoming musicians. If you are in a band or starting a new band please please please don’t feel like you need to play the trendy music in the scene or try and sign to the trendy labels. be different be weird be yourself. We were hoping to record another album to show you more than whats offered right now. Start a new scene stop feeding to this oversaturated one.”

Of Machines signed with Rise Records in 2008 and released one album, 2009’s As If Everything Was Held In Place, through the label.

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