Officially, the bollock-busting post-hardcore mob that is Poison The Well haven’t split up, but have merely gone “on haitus”. But we all know that really means “we’ve split up, but this way we can still get together and do a tour and maybe put out another record in five years if we get bored / nostalgic / find ourselves in need of some quick cash”.
The band announced their decision earlier today via a statement on the band’s official MySpace page:
So, after twelve years of being a band, countless tours around the world and records being released, we have made the decision to take some time to explore other interests in our lives. We’ve all reached a point where we feel like we need to take a step back from the band and pursue other things. PTW has been an all encompassing, full time thing for such a long period that this isn’t an easy thing to do. We want to thank everyone who has supported us in anyway, whether it be buying a record or a shirt, to the occasional robbery from time to time. Once again, thanks for everything and we couldn’t have done any of this without you.
We thought the band’s last (not “final”…not just yet, hopefully…) studio effort, The Tropic Rot, was probably their strongest since Tear From The Red, so we’re sad that we won’t be seeing them come back to the UK to play live again soon. On the other hand though, if taking an extended break from the band is what’s needed for Jeffrey Moreira, Ryan Primack, Chris Hornbrook and whomever else happens to be in the band this week to get their angry mojo back, then so be it.