Your Demise have announced that their time as a band will come to an end in March 2014, following a series of farewell performances (details of which will be announced in the near future).
The UK quintet have issued a video message to their fans and supporters regarding the split, which can be viewed below:
Your Demise have also announced that in light of this larger decision and other circumstances beyond their control, they will no longer be able to perform their scheduled tour dates in Mexico, North America and Canada, which were set to begin in mid May:
“We are truly very sorry to be letting our fans over the Atlantic down,” say the band of the tour cancellation. “It is with heavy hearts that we have found ourselves having to make the decision to pull out of the shows in Mexico, USA and Canada. Trust us, we are not a band that has ever made a habit of canceling shows, let alone tours, so we have not made this decision lightly. We feel terrible for the disappointment this news will cause our fans in those countries, and we would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all of our transatlantic supporters, the show promoters, our stateside team and, of course, Rotting Out and Expire who both were set to join us on the dates. On a more positive note, Rotting Out will still be doing the West Coast portion of the dates around Rainfest, taking over from us as headliner. Stay tuned for another announcement with the specifics of this very soon."
“My address is in my suitcase...” : Your Demise, 2006 - 2014
Your Demise originally formed in St Albans in 2006 as a Suicidal Tendencies covers band, and underwent a whopping 13 personnel changes before finally settling on a solid lineup in 2009. This definitive incarnation of the band - vocalist Ed McRae, guitarists Stuart Paice and Daniel ‘Ozzy Porkchop’ Osborne, bassist Jimmy Sampson and drummer James Tailby - proceeded to release two acclaimed full lengths (2010’s ‘The Kids We Used To Be...’ and 2012’s ‘The Golden Age’) and two E.Ps (2012’s ‘Three For Free’ and 2013’s ‘Cold Chillin’), alongside setting up their home away from home on the road, touring their high energy, oft unpredictable live show all around the globe on many occasions. From backroom bars in Bangkok, Thailand to the LockUp Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, and from Californian club shows to Australia’s prestigious Soundwave Tour, Your Demise brought their hard hitting tunes and good time spirit with them wherever they went. But, all good things come to an end, and as the band have themselves revealed in today’s video statement, they want to end their beloved band of brothers with a bang, and on their own terms.
Specifics of the band’s farewell performances, which will take place between October 2013 and March 2014, are yet to be revealed, but for the immediate future they will still perform all currently scheduled European festival and club dates. Plans are also afoot for a 2014 DVD release documenting the band’s career and their forthcoming farewell touring.