ABACABB breaks up
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:08 AM PT
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Alexandria, VA death metal/metalcore outfit ABACABB has reportedly called it quits. We're not exactly sure what happened but earlier this week we were alerted to the fact that bass player Stefan Mills recently quit the band and that the group had cancelled the last few dates of their recent run with The Ghost Inside and Stick To Your Guns. Upon further investigation (lol), it appears that ABACABB is done.
The most valid confirmation we can find regarding the group's demise comes from an online post via their guitarist: "Couldn't think of a better end to this band than a final meal at Whataburger with Stick To Your Guns."
Formed in 2004, ABACABB released an album with Sumerian Records in early-2009. The group had been scheduled to record a new full-length this spring, though we've been told that said recording never took place.
Update: ABACABB vocalist Tyler Green has sent us the following:
"I have heard several things going around on why Abacabb called it quits. It was not just because our bass player quit, or because we had money problems, or any of the other reasons I have heard people talking about. There are probably a million reasons why we decided that it's best if we all moved on from Abacabb; it was basically a snowball effect that would not end. One thing led to another and it all just became so clear to me and the guys that we should just call it quits. I'm sure you will see a couple of us doing other things in the future. I'm going to go ahead and say the same thing that every other band says. Thanks for all the memories, thanks to anyone who came to a show, bought a CD or shirt, thanks to anyone who booked us a show, booked us a tour, worked for our band, let us sleep on their floor, or let us shower. Thanks to anyone who played in this band and made all this possible. It's been the best 6 years of my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything. We will be playing some last shows on the east coast this fall, make sure you come out! Also, we will be leaving our merchstores up for a few months so make sure you check them out and grab some merch!"