Anberlin To Disband: Band Plans Final Album And Tour For 2014

2014 will be the year we say goodbye to Anberlin.

In an announcement released through the band’s various networks this afternoon, the members of Anberlin announced that 2014 will be the last year they record and tour together. A message written to fans reads:

“In 2014 we’re going to release our final record and tour the world one more time. We don’t want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be bummed about us ending.”

A video released along with the announcement can be found below.

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Taking Back Sunday Post Message to Fans

The band announced yesterday that it would be releasing a follow-up to 2011’s self titled, and today brings a message from the band to its fans.

In the love note, the Long Island boys declare their excitement for the upcoming Happiness Is; they also briefly describe the recording process for the record.

Happiness Is will hit shelves March 18 via Hopeless Records.

You can view the band’s full message below.


Caspian Post Message On Moving Forward After Chris Friedrich’s Death

About a week ago fans of the group known as Caspian found out that their beloved bassist had passed away unexpectedly. The band made an initial statement on his passing, and at that time we were unsure if they were going to press forward with their scheduled performances or not. They have decided to go ahead with their shows, and have been thanking fans for their support the whole way. The band posted a statement on their decision to continue moving forward, and you can read what they had to say below the jump.

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Handguns Part Ways With Guitarist Jake Langley

Pop punk act Handguns have parted ways with guitarist Jake Langley. Handguns will be continuing without him, though no replacement has been announced, and Langley will be seeking to join or start a new project in the immediate future. You can read a message released by Jake Langley below:

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UnderØath Announce Plans To Break Up, Begin Planning Farewell Tour

After fifteen years of headbanging around the world, Christian metalcore act Underoath have announced plans to disband in the near future. This news will likely come as a shock to fans, but as you will read below, the guys in UO will not be disbanding without a proper farewell. Here’s what the official press release has to offer:

Groundbreaking metalcore act UNDERØATH are formally announcing their plans to disband following a remarkable 15-year career that made a monumental impact on millions of fans and forever changed the face of heavy music.

“It’s sad to say that we feel like it’s …


Alexisonfire Post Message & Farewell Tour Dates

Alexisonfire have posted up their message, as predicted, along with the dates of the band’s farewell tour. This tour has absolutely NO US DATES so you know there is going to be a ton of backlash. Read the message and view the itinerary below.

“As promised in 2010 – we’re back for a Farewell Tour. We know that this tour doesn’t reach all of you, and this list is sure to cause some disappointment, but know that we have done our best to fit what we can into this window of time. December 2012 is the only time that all

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Emarosa Still Searching For Vocalist, Post Submission Message

Rise Records outfit Emarosa are still on the hunt for a vocalist and have posted a message asking for specific submissions. Please view the statement by looking below and feel free to send the band your information required to try out!

Let Under The Gun know if you entered to audition as well.

“During the past year we have actively demoed with a few awesome vocalists, with intentions to proceed each time, and our attempts have given us new friends, but still no singer. The songs we’ve been writing have taken on a new exciting form of honesty, and we


REST IN PEACE: The Paper Melody

Pop rock trio The Paper Melody have announced they are breaking up.

The band broke news of their split earlier today on their official Facebook. In a statement to fans, the band wrote:

Dearest Fans,

To our supporters from Day 1 all the way up to present, We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We have had many great shows and experiences over the past few years and it’s all thanks to you guys!

But with deep sadness, we regretfully announce that this is the end of our Story.

We are very sorry to …

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Alexandra Lawn Leaves Ra Ra Riot, Issues Statement

After six years, Alexandra Lawn has announced she is leaving indie pop/rock group Ra Ra Riot.

News of Lawn’s departure broke yesterday, February 10, on the band’s official website. In an open letter to fans, Lawn wrote:

While this is not a ‘goodbye’, the time has come for me to leave Ra Ra Riot.

Thank you for the wonderful 6 years– so many beautiful places visited, with incredible fans & close friends made along the way. I will carry on what I have learned from each and every one of you in future endeavors, whether it be music, becoming …

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R.I.P. The Academy Is… (2003-2011)

Pop rockers The Academy Is… have announced they’ve decided to go their separate ways.

In a message posted on their Facebook, TAI wrote:

After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways.

We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of creating music that meant something to us. Dreams of leaving those suburbs behind and seeing all of the beautiful things that this world has to offer. Dreams of making a difference in the lives of others.

It is now 2011 and we look …


My Chemical Romance fire drummer Mike Pedicone

My Chemical Romance‘s guitarist Frank Iero has a very serious message for all of the band’s loyal fans out there, so I’d listen close.

In a terrible turn of events the group had to fire touring drummer Mike Pedicone for going behind their back and stealing. The official statement from Frank can be read by clicking past the jump.

We wish the best of luck to MCR on the rest of the Honda Civic Tour.

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Cobra Starship To Support Justin Bieber On Tour

Midtown fans everywhere are either ripping their hair out or finally leaping off a bridge this morning as news has broken that Cobra Starship, the dance-pop band fronted by Midtown’s Gabe Saporta, has been tapped to support the one and only Justin Bieber on his upcoming South American tour. We know this news may come as a shock, or better yet a disgust, to some, but we truly are excited for Saporta and his band. This is a huge opportunity for them and if you can’t accept that, maybe you should spend some time figuring out why you’re taking out …