After years of relentless touring and scratching around in the dirt for pennies, broken vans, bonkers drummers, surprise children, countless fuck ups and bad luck - Disarm are going on an indefinate hiatus.
The band have released the following statement: "It's been an increasingly difficult and frustrating past couple of years for us with what's felt like a never ending series of problems and disasters, not only with the band, but also in our lives outside the band. As a result we've mutually decided that we will be putting Disarm on an indefinite hiatus. We're all still the best of buds and we're not calling things a day for ever, it's just we need a while to to recuperate the band and recharge our creative and emotional batteries.
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"We've had some good times. We've had some bad times. We've had some really bad times, and we've had some downright fucking weird times, but, for better or worse, they've always been interesting times.
"We'd like to give a massive heartfelt thanks to our families, friends old and new, the bands we've played with who we are now proud to call friends, the people who have stuck by and supported us along the way, and those who have always understood what we've done.
"We'll be having one last show with our bestest of the best buddies New Generation Superstars and Kitty Hudson on Saturday 25th February at the Civic in Mexborough (where else?).
"Big love and see you around.
"Brad, Jamie, Noddy, Ant
Anybody who has had the fortune of catching them live will have experienced their frenetic, feral, death punk n' roll in it's full, wired capacity. They will be missed as a very familiar act on the underground scene as well as support acts for established touring bands from the UK and further afield.
The band released their debut album 'By Any Means Necessary' in 2008 receiving glowing comments from Metal Hammer (7/10), Big Cheese (4/5), Rock Sound and Kerrang! who also dubbed their sound "A charming, scuzzy, riotous noise". Earlier this year, they released an EP titled 'In The Absence Of All Good We Become Animals' recorded at the Redfern Studios in Sheffield. It featured five raw tracks of furious death punk including a video for 'With A Gun Barrel Between Your Teeth, You Speak Only In Vowels' which you can view here:
Disarm are a band who have always lived on the edge - not through contrived, poseur fakery - but by doing the hard graft on their own doing relentless touring up and down the country and releasing their own material.
They have received press comments such as the following: "these guys have united a feisty punk attitude with some glorious death Metal vocals in a Disarmingly charming (ouch) package" - Pippa Lang, MetalTalk.net
"They sound like the contents of Pandora's Box rising up out of the stereo speakers as the innards disintegrate from the sheer chaos within ... for those looking for something seriously loud, angry and pissed off at the moment, this should serve you quite nicely." - Andy James, Pure Rawk