Trapped Under Ice Announces Hiatus

Well hardcore heads, the time has come. Baltimore hardcore group Trapped Under Ice just announced that they will be going on hiatus after This is Hardcore in August. Announcing the hiatus via a lengthy note on their Facebook page, TUI will be playing a slew of shows from now until This is Hardcore, and then after Philadelphia’s premier festival the band will be taking a break for several years. The band projects that they will be coming back to the hardcore scene in 2015.

While that date is a bit specific, I’m definitely bummed out about this. Trapped Under Ice got me into the hardcore scene after I saw them with a couple of friends in DC at a seedy dive bar. TUI, all things considered, has done a lot for the hardcore scene, Baltimore in particular. While it’s sad to see them go, the members of the band are all still going to be playing in different groups. While I’m happy to see the members staying active in the music scene, it’s sad to see them take a break from TUI.

If you haven’t seen TUI yet, and you want to see them, make a point to in the next few months, because it will be your last chance for a while.

You can check out the statement from the band after the break. Stay Cold-ah.

Hello World. TUI here. We’re writing to give everyone an update on the future of the band. Let’s get straight to the point: Beginning in August 2013, Trapped Under Ice is going on a pretty lengthy hiatus. We are NOT breaking up. This is by no means the end of TUI. We just decided that it was important to keep the band fresh and something the five of us enjoy. We don’t wanna spin the wheels for nothing and just write music because we feel like we have to. We don’t really feel right about just putting out another record for the sake of touring right now. So, while its still fun, we’re gonna go on a little break, do all our own things, then take it from there.

At this time, we just want to emphasize that TUI, as a band, and as people, all still love hardcore and punk music. We all play in other bands and still tour. More importantly, we’re five people who still love each other and love playing music together. None of that has changed. We’ve been around the world and back a couple times together and all grown a lot as individuals in this band. Made amazing friends and played with some of our favorite bands. We just wanted to keep it honest for people that have stuck with us through thick and thin over the years. There’s no beef, no drama. So anything you hear or read thats not in these paragraphs is 100% NOT true. After a lot of deliberation, we just all felt it was a good time to step back, take a breather, and get a fresh perspective on things.

So, with that being said, we aren’t going on hiatus just yet. We still have a bunch of shows in the next six months, including a California weekend, a show in Hawaii, United Blood (Richmond VA), New England Metal Fest (Mass), Groezrock in Belgium (our one and only mainland European show), a UK tour with our friends Backtrack, Canada, and shows in Baltimore and DC. Wrapping it up this summer at This Is Hardcore Fest in Philly, for what will be our last show for roughly a couple years (2015). We’d love for everyone to come out and have fun.

This beast isn’t dead, merely sleeping.

Signed Brad, Brendan, Sam, Justice, and Jared. – AKA Trapped Under Ice

Here is a full list of our shows. It is not likely we will be adding any shows between now and then so if you plan on seeing us anytime soon, this is it.

W/ Soul Search
3/18 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
3/19 Canoga Park @ Cobalt Cafe
3/20 San Francisco @ Thee Parkside


United Blood Festival Richmond, Virginia
3/29 & 3/30

New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in MA

Groezrock Fest in Belgium (our only mainland European show)

UK W/ Backtrack

29/04 Southampton @ Joiners
30/04 Kingston @ Peel
01/05 Brighton @ Haunt
02/05 Manchester @ NQ Live
03/05 Glasgow @ Classic Grand
04/05 Sheffield @ Outbreak Festival
05/05 Bristol @ Fleece
06/05 Plymouth @ White Rabbit
07/05 London @ Underworld
07/06 Ireland

This Is Hardcore
August 8-11


Tyler Osborne
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