Atmospheric post-metallers Atoma have announced that they will take a break to focus on studies, education and take care of their families. The band have issued a statement and you can read it below. Obviously, this won't be good news for the ones who loved their debut release Skylight. The band was currently writing their second album.

The band's statement: "Atomic friends, we have been forced to put AtomA on ice for a while. As nationalism, racism and neoliberalism is on the rise in Europe we fear the well being of our families these coming decades, since we are immigrants in Sweden. Therefore we've been forced to put aside music to focus fully on studies and high education in order to be able to take care of our own when and if the shit goes down in these western countries. It pains us that we've had to take a break in the middle of writing the next album, but right now we must work and study hard to protect our families and loved ones from a very uncertain future."

"We don't know when we'll be back, but you'll find out here on our Facebook page. We thank you deeply for the support you've been showing AtomA so far and we hope to be back soon to continue developing the vision we had, to create challenging albums that is no slave to any genre, but free to explore and roam through the universe of sound without imaginary prisons. See you soon."

Skylight won both Best Debut Album and Best Post-Metal Album at Metal Storm Awards 2012.

[Also thanks to Fritillaria and HaaskAksaaH for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Atoma
Posted: 05.07.2013 by Dark†SymphonY


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mz - 05.07.2013 at 20:01  
Bad news, I loved their debut
Blakheim - 06.07.2013 at 03:48  
This is, by far, the best "excuse" to take a break.. though this sucks, debut was superb
M C Vice - 06.07.2013 at 08:29  
Just like Slumber.
Sunioj - 06.07.2013 at 09:44  
Written by M C Vice on 06.07.2013 at 08:29

Just like Slumber.

Monolithic - 06.07.2013 at 10:53  
Big deal.
At least Jari's busy with his own project, Enshine. That'll keep me busy.
tea[m]ster - 07.07.2013 at 17:58  
↑ +1

That dood seems to have taken on too much!
Góral - 15.07.2013 at 13:41  
One bottle of good, cold, swedish pear beer for each disappointed fan. Otherwise I get the hump.

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