Dirge - Disbanding


After 25 years, seven studio albums, with their latest - Lost Empyrean - released just recently in December, French metallers Dirge have decided to put an end to their existance. The official statement from the band can be read below.




Statement from the band: "Dirge is no more. 25 years sharp after its foundation, we have decided to put an end to the Dirge experience. We are aware that such a statement can sound sudden and brutal two months after the release of our brand new album, but we're convinced this is the right thing to do.

"First of all, we feel we have achieved with Lost Empyrean everything we wanted to with this band; we have pushed our music to what we consider to be its climax, both in substance and form. From the very beginning to this very day, we have remained true and faithful to our philosophy, sticking to this costless ideal of freedom and boundless will, even if this often meant staying under the radars and out of the alternative (actually very "corporate") networks. The decision to end everything follows that logic of honesty. Honesty with us, honesty with you all. When all is said and done, there is no point to pursue the path.

"Of course we could have played some more shows before quitting but, to be quite honest, we are more than tired of DIYing almost everything in term of concerts and tours and we simply don't want to burn time, money and energy in such consuming plans anymore. Here lies another reason to stop. Ceasing Dirge has been a strong and difficult decision to make, and it means a lot to us. But despite the pride and joy of completion, we can no longer ignore fatigue and discouragement after so many years.

"So yes, the time has come. And we think the greatest thing to do is to stop while we're still standing. Dirge is no more, its legacy is now yours."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dirge
 
Posted: 10.03.2019 by Abattoir


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10.03.2019 - 12:00
Dark Horizons
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10.03.2019 - 12:18
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
On the heels of their best album too. Good luck to them...
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10.03.2019 - 12:40
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
I'm crying in the club right now
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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10.03.2019 - 13:17
musclassia
Damn, was hoping they'd do a UK show touring Lost Empyrean, but fair play to them, they went out with a bang
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10.03.2019 - 22:22
nikarg
Old Nick
I guess not winning the best post-metal MS Award was such a big disappointment for them that they decided to disband. The fact that The Ocean got more than 7 times as many votes as they did (ffs!), did not help either.

On a more serious note: it's a shame but it's also great to go out with an album as good as Lost Empyrean.
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10.03.2019 - 22:38
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Y'all know what's the biggest shame? I skipped their show in my city because I was tired and depressed.
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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10.03.2019 - 22:41
Mercurial
First band I ever staffed recced on here. I need to catch up with their stuff coz they were pretty massive.
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10.03.2019 - 23:43
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Mercurial on 10.03.2019 at 22:41

First band I ever staffed recced on here. I need to catch up with their stuff coz they were pretty massive.

I had no idea you were among the staff here...
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10.03.2019 - 23:50
Mercurial
Written by nikarg on 10.03.2019 at 23:43

I had no idea you were among the staff here...

Well an elite. Was meant to be a reviewer but was too lazy so stopped after a couple of months, partly because I started university. But yeah, feels like ages ago now.
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11.03.2019 - 08:10
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Mercurial on 10.03.2019 at 23:50

Written by nikarg on 10.03.2019 at 23:43

I had no idea you were among the staff here...

Well an elite. Was meant to be a reviewer but was too lazy so stopped after a couple of months, partly because I started university. But yeah, feels like ages ago now.


Why did you delete your old account?
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12.03.2019 - 17:22
yoannjuan
Sad news! I had just discovered them with their last album, which is phenomenal.
I'll check out their previous releases.
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12.03.2019 - 19:08
Darkside Momo
Retired
Shitty news indeed... Well they sure ended on a high note
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