Do you know who Viatrophy are/were? They were That Band Your Mate Mentioned Down The Pub Once Who You Liked The Sound Of And You Were Going To Check Out Later This Year When The New Album Came Out And Then Suddenly You’d Realise They Were Awesome But Since They’ve Just Announced They’re Splitting Up This’ll Never Happen Now.
Yeah, they’re that band.
The Reading-based band announced their forthcoming split on the band’s official MySpace page with the following statement:
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Viatrophy are splitting up. Gurneet has decided he no longer wants to continue with the band and wants to concentrate on a degree and different career path. As he and I were the main writing force, we unfortunately cannot physically go on any longer as a band.
The tour dates on our page will be our FINAL tour. Merch will be ridiculously cheap and I will quite possibly cry. Book tickets early! The rest of us are as bummed as you.
Thank you for all the good times. Thank you to everyone who came to a show, partied with us, gave us a place to crash, bought some shirts or a CD. To those who downloaded it, well… that doesn’t matter any more does it… Thanks I guess! Thanks to all the promoters who put us on, and to all the bands we’ve toured with. Thanks to SOAR for giving us the opportunity to release two CDs. Who knows what will happen to all the music we had written for the third. Thanks to Terrorizer, Metal hammer, and especially KERRANG magazine for believing in us. Thank you all. This was the best time of my life and I never wanted it to end.
This is well shit. If you’ve got any brains in that thick skull of yours, you’ll make the effort to catch the band on what is now their forthcoming farewell-tour. The band had also been set for a Sunday slot at the Thrash Hits-sponsored Hellfire Club in May, but its looks as though that won’t be happening now. BOO.
Viatrophy April farewell tourdates
02 Plymouth White Rabbit
04 Leeds The Well
05 Sunderland The Independent
06 London Camden Underworld
07 Bristol The Croft
08 Winchester Railway Tavern
09 Birmingham Eddie’s
10 Cardiff Barfly
11 Reading Sub 89