American crabcore band, Attack Attack! have just announced that will be tapping out for good. Despite practically inventing the genre of Crabcore, the members have taken to Facebook to stoically confirm their imminent break-up.
The band has had more line-up changes than you can keep track of since its inception in 2007. The most notable being the departure of Austin Carlile who jumped ship to front contemporaries Of Mice & Men. Fans will no doubt be familiar with 2008’s Someday Came Suddenly, which featured non-stop breakdowns and an epic, crushing synth that became synonymous with the genre.
Attack Attack! kept their message on Facebook short and sweet, simply thanking fans for their support and going on to announce that their forthcoming Back In Action tour will be their last.
“We are sad to lay Attack Attack [sic] to rest, but are very excited for what is next in this new chapter of our lives.”
Full statement below:
“Well everyone, it’s been a wild ride for Attack Attack, but I think it’s about time Whiting and I take some time to write this note.
We want to start by thanking every single one of you that has ever come out to a show, bought a shirt, gotten in a fight over crabcore, or spent the time to send us notes online. We have been insanely blessed to be able to do what we have done with AA and we think it’s time that we wrap up this chapter in our lives.
Yes, this means exactly what you think it means. The Back in Action Tour will be Attack Attack’s final and most ironic tour.
After 6 long years of playing in garages, VFW halls, clubs, open air festivals, and everything in-between. We’ve decided it is time to lay AA down for good.
You are all beautiful, wonderful people, and we want you to know that we deeply appreciate everything you have done for us.
We are sad to lay Attack Attack to rest, but are very excited for what is next in this new chapter of our lives.