The Fall Of Troy Break Up
2010-02-26 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 163 Comments
Washington post-hardcore act the Fall Of Troy have split after nine years together.

Frontman Thomas Erak announced the news on MySpace, stating: "I write to inform you that after nearly 9 years, 5 full-lengths, 2 bass players, hundreds of shows, and numerous other achievements and follies, Andrew, Frank, and I have decided to end our career as The Fall of Troy.

"This band has been my life, my love, the air I breathe, the food I eat, and what helps me sleep (and sometimes keeps me up) at night. I love and cherish the music we've made, the times we've had, and all the great friends we've met along the way. Andrew, Frank, and of course Tim, will always and forever have a special place in my heart. But it has come time for us to call it a day. After everything's said and done, there is no drama, there is no blow out, it's simply the three members of this band are on three different paths in our lives.

"I always hold true to the fact that it's better to go out in style, to ride off into the sunset, than go down in flames. This tour coming up with Envy On The Coast and Twin Atlantic will be our last go round, and we really hope that all of you will come out and celebrate what has been so unreal and unbelievable – let's dance one last time!

"We would really like to thank everyone that's ever been involved with the band, managed the band, booked a show for us, let us eat your canned food, sleep on your floor, asked us for a picture, caught me when I've almost been dropped, put out a record for us, driven us through a late night drive thru, or anything else any of you could possibly look back on and enjoy what this band was...Fun.

"So make sure you come out to "The Marked-Men of 2010 Tour" as it will be our last hurrah! We love you, and will be giving as much love as you've given to us at these shows. So that's that! We love you with all our hearts, thank you from the very bottom of them, and goodbye comrades."


http://tinyurl.com/yjo3c6c
Tagged: The Fall of Troy

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cirq
February 26th 2010
9265 Comments


:'(

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 26th 2010
16089 Comments


not a surprise

Yazz_Flute
February 26th 2010
18875 Comments


lamesauce =/

Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche

captaincrunch11
February 26th 2010
1246 Comments


we can rebuild them. we have the technology.

americanohno
February 26th 2010
1601 Comments


No. They're to far gone.

KritikalMotion
February 26th 2010
2262 Comments


weirdly, i dont even care anymore. i mean i'm a bit sad because this was my favourite band for a long time but their latest release made me give up on them. i wish they had quit before that last terrible album though

brb, listening to mastodon

AlexTM510
February 26th 2010
1408 Comments


Sad....totally will try to catch this last tour if possible

HenchmanOfSanta
February 26th 2010
1926 Comments


What the fuck? They aren't coming to Detroit either, so I'll never get to see them.

IamBetterThanYou
February 26th 2010
22 Comments


Destroyed by their own desire. Such is the fate of all mankind.

PirateSquid
February 26th 2010
1881 Comments


we can rebuild them. we have the technology.
I know that's your first comment, but I hope you make more since that made me lol pretty hard.

But I'mma miss these guys :"(
Hopefully Erak will make a new band that's great again and start over

Phantom
February 26th 2010
8930 Comments


Nice 6 Million Dollar Man reference for a 1st comment.

bloc
February 26th 2010
35024 Comments


Troy has finally fallen for good.

convergejd
February 26th 2010
32 Comments


damn, just bought tickets to their show in dekalb, il. good timing i guess. despite how they've declined, they're still pretty wicked live.

hykinix
February 26th 2010
188 Comments


This seems natural to me. I cannot fathom how shitty of an album they would next produce...

Doppelganger marked their pinnacle, and I respect that.

Ire
February 26th 2010
41828 Comments


god dammit bloc

PanasonicYouth
February 26th 2010
7412 Comments


see now i have to go to the lawrence show
fuck
this sucks
i was hoping for some form of redemption from them

EasternLight
February 26th 2010
2704 Comments


oh well. i only heard doppelnganger and it was good

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 26th 2010
17945 Comments


who cares

Motiv3
February 26th 2010
8945 Comments


Im kinda not surprised, still a lil sad tho :/

Nikkolae
February 26th 2010
4870 Comments


i never got around of listening their last two records, might do so now, anyways RIP TFOT

Digging: Modern Witch - Unknown Domain

Kronzo
February 26th 2010
994 Comments


dear thomas, im cryin right now because you inspired me to even pick up the guitar and start playing, and you have been my favorite band since i was in 7th grade, and i know every word to ever song, ever guitar part, even the thirty years war stuff, but good luck from here on out, hopefully i can see you in chicago for the last time

ThePalestMexican
February 26th 2010
2816 Comments


Hopefully this is just a Trojan horse, to fool people into going on their new tour.

EasternLight
February 26th 2010
2704 Comments


i certainly doubt that, but that'd be hilarious.

cirq
February 26th 2010
9265 Comments


i hope so. im very sad.

EverythingEvil2113
February 26th 2010
1282 Comments


I'm a sad panda. Their last album kinda sucked but they're one of the most fun live acts I've seen (3 times).

Twizzie
February 26th 2010
96 Comments


Faaacck!! *jumps off window*

Torii
February 26th 2010
820 Comments


First #12 now them :/

thediamondcanopy
February 26th 2010
511 Comments


What a horrible way to end my night. RIP Fall of Troy.

ZoidbergQuestion
February 26th 2010
185 Comments


This sucks.

JacobsLadder
February 26th 2010
554 Comments


This is pretty sad they have released some awesome albums and some not so good ones too.

warchest
February 26th 2010
52 Comments


at least do some concerts at SEA guys....

Masonxmace237
February 26th 2010
18 Comments


I would have been sad about this a year or two ago, but their last 2 releases have been a big disappointment so I think it is in their best interest that they call it quits. (although, they were good live) Hopefully they will continue making new music in different projects.

mmfarva
February 26th 2010
1352 Comments


Going out on bottom. Probably for the best since they've been regressing.

Pizza
February 27th 2010
687 Comments


too bad ITUE was so bad. i loved this band so much but i kind of dont care too much that they are breaking up now

wexenhex
February 27th 2010
192 Comments


i really enjoy this band, pretty unique at what they do. sad theyre breakin up, but im gonna see them in March, so thats pretty awesome.

Matte
February 27th 2010
553 Comments


Damn that sucks. They're coming to Seattle in a few months, I should probably go.

elephantREVOLUTION
February 27th 2010
2791 Comments


i'm kind of pissed that one of my favorite bands broke up, but i've been expecting this for awhile. hopefully the members go on to do bigger and better things.

abbyczach
February 27th 2010
46 Comments


i would want to break up too after releasing such a shitty album

GeoffJesterPemberton
February 27th 2010
209 Comments


Meeeeeeehhhh

discoloredrainbow
February 27th 2010
17 Comments


no one really gives a shit. they sound like everyone else.

Duderino
February 27th 2010
828 Comments


band has been cruisin for a brusin ever since they released manipulator

Lions
February 27th 2010
1015 Comments


i think this makes sense; still it sucks. certainly one of the best live bands i've ever seen.

JWT155
February 27th 2010
9358 Comments


Shame, just planned to start getting into them too.

CrazyFool84
February 27th 2010
1081 Comments


yeah eh, thats sorta bunk

paxman
February 27th 2010
4084 Comments


I smell a conspiracy...Don't believe it! Lies, I tell you! Lies!

Back to my cave.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 27th 2010
10663 Comments


Would have cared 5 years ago

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry

cfbassist
February 27th 2010
333 Comments


saw it coming, was a long time poster on their boards and thomas was an arrogant prick

hykudos
February 27th 2010
462 Comments


whatever, still at least in my top 5 favorite bands. really sucky news, though + definitely going to the last tour show.

TheyTookOurJobs
February 27th 2010
1318 Comments


damn.........

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2010
7025 Comments


"I always hold true to the fact that it's better to go out in style, to ride off into the sunset, than go down in flames."

I think they went down in flames with their last album .

shablaman54
February 27th 2010
281 Comments


lucidity= the truth

i was really really into them for a long time, but in way i'm glad they broke up so as to not disappoint me any longer

SavageCore
February 27th 2010
84 Comments


:'(

benerooni
February 27th 2010
123 Comments


i am really sad about this.

DoubtGin
February 27th 2010
6754 Comments


meh.. they were pretty good

qwe3
February 27th 2010
21368 Comments


finally. fuck

tombits
February 27th 2010
3471 Comments


Crushed that I never saw them live.

PirateSquid
February 27th 2010
1881 Comments


Dammit, almost saw these guys live with Thursday and Touche Amore ;-;
and this was before their shitty band, so it would've been awesome

ohnoestehmusik
February 27th 2010
380 Comments


Saw em with tera melos and horse the band, was a pretty badass show. Their early stuff really got me to expand my musical horizons quite a bit, so it's kinda sad in a way. They just happened to be one of the first super, guitar-wanking, technical post hardcore, or whatever they'd be classified as, bands that I was ever turned onto, so it's kind of a bummer to see em burn out. Cheers dudes.

Comatorium.
February 27th 2010
4195 Comments


I thought they were gonna drop off the tour too... thank god they didnt. first time seein em

Klekticist
February 27th 2010
1259 Comments


eh.

TheSpirit
February 27th 2010
18001 Comments


*not caring

Digging: The Speed of Sound in Seawater - Red Version

Hyperpower
February 27th 2010
66 Comments


i don't care about the fact that they won't release any more music, the fact that i wont be able to see them live is pretty sad though, they put on a good show and their old stuff is amazing. bet ya 20 bucks Thomas will start a new fall out boy esque band with gay singing and slow songs.

AndManyMore
February 27th 2010
581 Comments


^^ lol silly thomas

you know im actually happy about this, i just wished they wouldve done this after manipulator. this WAS one of my favorite bands.

BASELINE
February 27th 2010
40 Comments


the fall of troy, indeed.

ebay
February 27th 2010
501 Comments


i wasn't going to go to their show coming up but i might now. sad day.

Beauville88
February 27th 2010
226 Comments


"I always hold true to the fact that it's better to go out in style, to ride off into the sunset, than go down in flames."

They're about five years too late for that.

DisposedReflection
February 27th 2010
21 Comments


now eraks next album can be another shitty breakup album, but about the fall of troy!

MusicIsMyFavorite
February 27th 2010
405 Comments


I'm gonna see these guys pretty soon. I wasn't originally, but now I kinda feel like I have to. I just hope they play a lot of stuff from Doppelganger and their self-titled rather than In The Unlikely Event.

R.I.P. The Fall of Troy

like a cat
February 27th 2010
133 Comments


dammit, this sucks. Thomas was the only reason i picked up a guitar. They should have released something that would redeem them a little at least, nobody's giving them any of the respect they deserve anymore. they better play some motherfucking Ghostship in Tampa, though.

ianjulian
February 27th 2010
637 Comments


no no no 8(

sassysista
February 27th 2010
43 Comments


this makes me sad

raggedragamuffin
February 27th 2010
689 Comments


waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
well, it's probably for the best.
rip tfot

TricksterGRex
February 27th 2010
2087 Comments


best day ever

idbz
February 27th 2010
90 Comments


been listening to nothing but troy since this came out
:'( :'( :'(
seeing them one last time in grand rapids

sniper
February 27th 2010
19079 Comments


If this was two years ago I would be crying.

Now I'm just kinda glad they finally put that piece of shit band out of it's misery.

Maes
February 27th 2010
78 Comments


nice

Cesar
February 27th 2010
2732 Comments


Very good band, will be missed. It was time though, everyone knew it.

qwe3
February 27th 2010
21368 Comments


seriously dont know why people are sad about this. band sucks

LegendofPittman
February 27th 2010
2958 Comments


Manipulator and The Ghostship Demos were so epic, but the last album was terrible. I never got to see them live though, that's the worst part.

theearthisnthumming
February 28th 2010
23 Comments


Best news i've heard in a long time.

PuddlesPuddles
February 28th 2010
4787 Comments


Had one ok album, rest was annoying

Hope the talented ones will do something better

Maes
February 28th 2010
78 Comments


Hope the talented ones will do something better


Agreed, something good could come out of this, erak is quite a talent

sniper
February 28th 2010
19079 Comments


Erak =/= the talented one. He plays fast pull-offs, and learned a few scales. He was an awful vocalist, a gimmicky (but still cool) guitar player, and one of the biggest disappointments as a songwriter I can think of.

Andrew is really good though, he could end up doing something excellent.

PirateSquid
February 28th 2010
1881 Comments


Manipulator was a good album, I never saw the hate for it.
Ghostship Demos sucked because he replaced all the good screaming with what he thought was good singing.

And ITUE needs no explanation.

natey
February 28th 2010
4170 Comments


no way I'm missing their syracuse gig now :'(

Skyler
February 28th 2010
1084 Comments


In the Unlikely Event sucked, so this is not surprising.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2010
28822 Comments


FIRST FALL OUT BOY

NOW FALL OF TROY

SHADOWS FALL BETTER WATCH OUT

Digging: Charli XCX - Sucker

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2010
2845 Comments


well this is a bummer. their last cd wasn't even that bad

HumanWaste
February 28th 2010
5 Comments


sad panda

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


I know exactly what happened here :



Achilles.

qwe3
March 1st 2010
21368 Comments


achilles didn't defeat troy dumbass

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


I know the story, duck with awkward sex toy, but I prefer the movie version because Brad Pitt is such a cutie.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


wasn't is still odysseus/sean bean/alec trevalyn in the movie??

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


No it's Brad Pitt vs Eric Bana and the elf from Lord of the Rings. Am I thinking of the wrong movie?

iarescientists
March 1st 2010
5863 Comments


took them long enough

Tulannical
March 1st 2010
2051 Comments


was never really a fan

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


nope, I'm not, and even in normal mythology Achilles was a deciding factor in the war pre trojan horse 'dumbass.'

iarescientists
March 1st 2010
5863 Comments


i remember first time i listened to fcpremix i was like whoa this is the best song ever and theni listened to all their other songs and was like f these guys and i just relistened to fcpremix and its still the best song ever but in all honesty f these guys

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


ok you are very stupid.

achilles defeated Hector, a prince of Troy. his name isn't Troy.

The myth behind the 'Fall of Troy' involved the ruse of the horse, of which Achilles had no part. That was Odysseus.

I don't know what 'normal mythology' is, but of course Achilles was a key factor.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


i'm sorry for calling you stupid. i thought you were calling me dumbass, but i see you quoted qwe.

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


> : (


I wasn't even being stupid either, everything I said is correct O.o.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


yeah, everything you said was technically ok. just clarifying, achilles did not lead the trojan horse ruse that prompted the actual fall of troy... but yea

tombits
March 1st 2010
3471 Comments


shut the FUCK up about greek mythology, faggots.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


dude greek mythology is the heavy metal of academia... chicks dig classics

ohnoestehmusik
March 1st 2010
380 Comments


Yah I'm an english major, I've read the Iliad (even though I'm pretty sure most people read it in high school), but the general of the Trojan army being killed by Achilles was a major factor is all I was saying. The first thing was a joke anyways but qwe3 had his tampon too far in or something.

qwe3
March 1st 2010
21368 Comments


oh right i forgot calling someone a dumbass means i have a tampon in too tight thanks bro



RadicalElephants
March 1st 2010
6 Comments


This is both a blessing and a tragedy. I have spent countless hours listening to their first two albums and their demos. I have also spent countless hours wanting to shoot myself over Manipulator and ITUE. I was hoping to see them stick around and put out a redemption album of sorts but it is probably better that they broke up so as to not dig a whole any deeper for themselves. I look forward to seeing them in Lawrence really soon as one last final hurrah!

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


stop bundling manipulator with itue.

DoubtGin
March 1st 2010
6754 Comments


in the end, both were worse than the predecessor aight

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2010
28822 Comments


ihave a soft spot for manip.

but yea about itue

natey
March 1st 2010
4170 Comments


FCP Remix < most FOT

PatchworkNeurology
March 1st 2010
352 Comments


Alabama Music Box here I come for one last time. HOpefully they play older shit. if not i'm leaving.

JesusV4
March 1st 2010
391 Comments


What a shame, what shame

Shredzilla
March 1st 2010
501 Comments


Man, this kills my day. They were such a sweet band! Regardless of their newest album being bad, they were still a great and extremely talented band. I'm really gonna miss them

Colliiiin
March 1st 2010
674 Comments


BUMSHOW.

Slimjim367
March 1st 2010
512 Comments


booo

BurstKalbrik
March 1st 2010
14 Comments


I was thinking this would happen someday. Erak always liked to comment "they weren't the kids they once were" and he was correct. Guess he felt that The Fall of Troy was too childish for him or something. All for the better, IMO. It'll be interesting to see what Erak does next.

I still love Doppelganger.

Maes
March 2nd 2010
78 Comments


looks like the fall of troy....finally fell
[img]http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/tv/horatio460.jpg[/img]


flaffy
March 2nd 2010
158 Comments


balls

witchxrapist
March 2nd 2010
11057 Comments


i love tfot

but not surprised

and their last album sucked

Satellite
March 2nd 2010
20826 Comments


looks like the fall of troy....finally fell

I lol'd.

Fieryfenderz
March 2nd 2010
1484 Comments


Im gonna get to see them live in a few weeks anyways.

PirateSquid
March 3rd 2010
1881 Comments


looks like the fall of troy....finally fell

YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

*Outline of city*

Phantom
March 3rd 2010
8930 Comments


surely it'd be "looks like troy...finally fell."



but yknow it still works i suppose

bloc
March 3rd 2010
35024 Comments


YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


who cares


133 people dumbass.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


who cares

Yeah, I'm with you.

Im just posting on this news article because I like seeing my Thiago Silva avatar.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


people actually care

surprising

Not really.

A lot of people here almost collectively came when the vid for "Nobody's Perfect" was linked.

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


its only surprising if your a dumbass.

dont tell him its not butter he'll probably die.

sniper
March 4th 2010
19079 Comments


There was a video for Nobody's Perfect?

oh wait, I don't care.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


no one really gives a shit. they sound like everyone else.

Yeah, I forgot how much TFoT sounded like Zeppelin and The Beatles until I heard Doppelganger this afternoon.

Derp.

sniper
March 4th 2010
19079 Comments


But seriously this band used to be great. Honestly don't care anymore though.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


Would have cared 5 years ago

Yet, here you are posting five years later.

sniper
March 4th 2010
19079 Comments


Dude, you might be overreacting to people's comments a little bit.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


Dude, you might be overreacting to people's comments a little bit.

If you want to see overreacting, you should lurk around for the Brittany Murphy shit.

sniper
March 4th 2010
19079 Comments


I don't want to see overreacting.

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


I don't want to see overreacting.

You're missin' out "bruh".

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


oh right i forgot calling someone a dumbass means i have a tampon in too tight thanks bro

I didn't wanna know about you being on your period, but thanks bro.

sniper
March 4th 2010
19079 Comments


Sup mr foundly

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


sup bruhs

chillin and murkin nigz, how boutchu?

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


sup

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


sup

sick avatar, bro.

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


sweet.

im watching some ebm shit

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


listening to some skramz

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


stfu

weareshadenow
March 4th 2010
175 Comments


derp

HipsterHolocaust
March 4th 2010
774 Comments


can i ask some questions possibly directed towards others and answer them myself?

yes, yes i can.

HipsterHolocaust
March 5th 2010
774 Comments


Destroying America was a skateboarding film by Hook-Ups.

weareshadenow
March 5th 2010
175 Comments


terrorist

weareshadenow
March 5th 2010
175 Comments


i win

HipsterHolocaust
March 5th 2010
774 Comments


A new challenger has appeared.

That challenger being HipsterHolocaust.

Hyperpower
March 29th 2010
66 Comments


apparently rumor has it that Erak is now working with Craig Owens hahaha, no joke

PirateSquid
March 29th 2010
1881 Comments


That sounds just...
disgusting, to be honest.

Where'd you hear that?

sniper
March 29th 2010
19079 Comments


Noooooo, I was hoping he would do something with Anthony Green.

cirq
March 29th 2010
9265 Comments


I saw that too.. Thomas Pridgen (ex drummer for TMV) is rumored to be apart of that too

sniper
March 29th 2010
19079 Comments


Wtf, that's just fucking strange... As long as Thom can keep his mouth shut, it'll be worth a listen.

PirateSquid
March 29th 2010
1881 Comments


I would prefer it if Owens never sang again.

Ever.

HaloDude442
October 25th 2010
695 Comments


i looked at the band's page, saw this, and almost shed a tear again. I loved this band, even if their recent efforts were less than stellar.

sniper
October 25th 2010
19079 Comments


By less than stellar, you mean crapfests.

JJwins
July 20th 2011
641 Comments


please come back

Realm
July 20th 2011
2074 Comments


ew nooooo

Kris.
July 20th 2011
12511 Comments


yea bad idea they sucked when they broke up

captaincrunch11
July 22nd 2011
1246 Comments


AND NOW YOU WON'T FORGET MY FUCKING NAME



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