News•September 23, 2013 10:54 AM ET•3,099 views
The Gates of Slumber breaking up
The Gates of Slumber will apparently not survive the departure of bassist Jason McCash, who announced his exit from the band last week. Band founder and vocalist/guitarist Karl Simon had the following to say yesterday morning:
"So, yeah. it's done. I always said I'd never go on doing TGoS without Jason, I don't think anyone ever really believed it, but yeah, it's done. I did start the band, but McCash has been my best friend for the last 20 years, the last 10 in this damn band. He wrote amazing music and was a killer person to be around on the road. "Somewhere about 3 years back shit started to change, and it's ended with him quitting. I'm sure he needs the break, probably from me... I'm starting to *kind of* get the hint. "So yeah. It's done."
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