Posted by the band on the Callenish Circle homepage:

"After nearly 15 years we've decided to lay our precious Callenish Circle to rest. We'll play our last show on Saturday the 10th of March at De Azijnfabriek in Roermond, The Netherlands. This wasn't the easiest decision to make, but in the end, we all agree that Callenish Circle has now run its course. We've accomplished everything that we set out to do and even more but now the time has come to move on. We're all very proud of our latest album [Pitch.Black.Effects] and feel that now is a good time to call it a day.

After all those years the inspiration to keep Callenish Circle going was slowly fading away. We always aimed to deliver the goods with the highest quality possible and we simply do not want to continue a band that can't give the essential blood, sweat & tears anymore. We prefer to burn out on a high note now, rather than just slowly fade into obscurity. Some bands linger on for years past their expiration date but Callenish Circle will definitely not become one of those bands.

Over the past 15 years, Callenish Circle have left their mark on the worldwide metal scene with 5 albums released, toured with many great bands and played lots of great shows & festivals. It was definitely an interesting journey for all of us, and we look back at our past with absolutely no regrets, only with pride. When we started this band in the early '90-ies we were just a bunch of kids who thought it would be fun to play some cover tunes of our favourite bands at the time, just think of influential bands like Death, Pestilence, (old) Paradise Lost & Bolt Thrower.

Back then we never could have imagined that, almost 15 years later, we would have released 5 full-length albums of which the last 3 released worldwide on the highly acclaimed Metal Blade Records and that we would have played over 200 shows & festivals all over the world, being our Mexican Tour 2006 one of the definite highlights in our career.

So many of you from all around the world have gotten into our music, and for us musicians playing in a band, that's really what it's all about. Having people from all over the world tell you that they've genuinely been moved by your music is definitely a great thing. We're very pleased that you enjoyed what we created. Those words were always an inspiration to us and we can truly walk away from Callenish Circle with our heads held high at this point, no doubt about that.

But as always... all good things come to an end and we'd like to thank every one of our fans across the globe for their never ending support. You are the main reason why we stuck around for so long. Thank YOU! And ofcourse thanks to everyone else that had a role in making Callenish Circle what it is today. You all know who you are.

Not much more really needs to be said. We hope to see some of you at our last show in Roermond on the 10th of March. Dutch fellow thrashers Engine of Pain will release their debut album that night and the opening slot is filled by State:Chaos (the new band of former Callenish Circle bassplayer Rocco).

This will definitely become a night to remember.

Wim, Muuk, Gav, Ron & Pat / Callenish Circle"


Source: callenish-circle.com
Band profile: Callenish Circle
Event: Callenish Circle: Last Show Ever
 
Posted: 24.02.2007 by pyroleprechaun



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Opium Magnet - 25.02.2007 at 00:35  
Kinda sad to hear this, since I'm a fan of their stuff... on the other hand it's not surprising they're quitting when their sound lost its edge, to the point that some of their songs sounded uninspired... good move i'd say...
Daru Jericho - 25.02.2007 at 03:47  
I'm not overly upset or anything, seeing as I wasn't a massive fan but it's a bit disheartening.
owentheyo - 25.02.2007 at 14:38  
Good on them, I guess.
Bloodbird - 25.02.2007 at 18:15  
Sweet, they sucked.
Bleeding_Rainbow - 25.02.2007 at 20:31  
I was really disappointed when I heard the news a couple of days ago. One of my favorite acts...If it's for the best, then it was meant to happen.
GT - 26.02.2007 at 16:42  
To bad...was just getting in to them. But if that's what they thought was best then so be it
A Kat Person - 24.03.2007 at 05:59  
I thought they were just hitting their peak! Damn.

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