After a decade together as a band, during which time the band have toured relentlessly across the UK and also performed in Europe, North America, and Australia, British death metal collective Martyr Defiled have announced that they’re to part ways.
Along with countless tours, the band have also released two EPs and three albums during their ten years together, with their latest output being this year’s full-length effort, ‘Young Gods’.
Though the band are going to be throwing in the towel, they have confirmed they’ll be saying their goodbyes with two farewell tours that they’re currently putting together; one in November 2017 to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their first practice, and another in February 2018 to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their first live show.
You can read the full statement issued by the band confirming their break-up below.
“After 10 amazing years, we have decided to call an end to Martyr Defiled. This is a decision that has taken a lot of soul-searching and heartfelt conversations to come to, but as a group of people we’ve come to the conclusion that as we’ve grown up we’re able to dedicate less and less time to the band; much less than it deserves, and infinitely less than you deserve.
When we started writing tunes together in November 2007 at Junktion7 in Nottingham we could never imagined how far our music would travel – playing shows in Australia, America, Europe and even the UK was a dream for us and to make that a reality has been a privilege and we’ll treasure the memories and friends we’ve made for the rest of our lives.
We’ve had our rough times and our high times, but the strength to carry on through it all has always come from you: the fans of Martyr Defiled. We’ll never truly be able to repay the faith you’ve put in us and the time/money you’ve invested in us – from buying t-shirts to donating to our gofundme in what was our darkest hour as a band, we will be eternally grateful to all of you.
We must mention the people that have helped us over the years; so thank you to Gavin Burton, Steph Van Spronsen at Live Nation, Chris Hall, Jamie Graham at Sumerian Records, Daniel Owen of Nemesis Design, Jamie Farrell of TDON Records, Toyan St. Hilaire of Artery Management, Maarten Janssen of Loud Noise Booking, Jonathan Almond of Rock n Roll, Daniel DeFonce of Continental Booking, the boys at Boris The Blade, Thomas Cronin, Shaun Hodson, Zak Pinchin, Stu Smith; there are so many more, and they know who they are.
We are in the process of putting together 2 final tours – one in November 2017 to celebrate ten years since our first practise and one in February 2018 to celebrate ten years since our first show. We’ll try to get to as many of our fans and friends as possible; we hope to see you at a show for one last time. We hope to announce those tours in the coming weeks.
Thank you for everything,
Matt, Richard, Arron, Lee and Ryan.”
More news surrounding the band’s final shows together will be confirmed as and when they’re announced.