After more than a decade together, Birmingham metal act SHVPES (pronounced “shapes”) have regrettably announced their decision to split up and call it a day.
In a statement announcing their split, the band cite both “mental health” and “personal relationships” as factors in their decision to put the project to bed, stressing that they’re calling it a day on good terms.
You can read the full statement below.
”Good things all come to an end.
After much introspection, we have decided to call it a day with SHVPES.
As this band has evolved, we have grown a lot as musicians and as people. And as a result we have found ourselves beginning to move in separate directions, musically and otherwise. To continue on as SHVPES would only place further strain on our mental health and personal relationships, as well as be dishonest and a disservice to all of you.
We leave on good terms, proud and grateful for everything we’ve achieved.
To the fans and everyone who has supported, invested and believed in us, we wholeheartedly thank you. You have allowed us to accomplish things we only ever dreamed of and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For now though, it’s time for a new chapter.
Peace & Love
Grant, Griff, Harry, Ryan, & Youssef.
2015 – Infinity”
The band formed back in 2009 under the name Cytota, but later changed their name to SHVPES in 2015 a short while after the departure of original vocalist Joby Fitzgerald and the recruitment of his replacement, Griffin Dickinson.
Under their current guise of SHVPES, the band released two full-length albums; 2016’s ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair’ and 2018’s ‘Greater Than’.