Destroy The Runner break up
2010-05-17 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 30 Comments
California metalcore outfit Destroy The Runner have broken up after being together for 6 years.

The band left this big goodbye post to their myspace: "To all of our fans that have become friends, we wish to thank you for your support and dedication to us, as a band and as individuals. Without you, Destroy the Runner would not have been able to have had the opportunities allowed to us along the way. We all posses an insurmountable gratitude for any and every one that has given our music a chance. There is an even greater gratitude we posses towards anyone who has helped us in any way on the road, or at home. We have been fortunate enough to have met some of the most incredible people on our journeys, and we thank all of you for imparting your fervor on us. We hope to see you all again one day. You have aided in our personal struggles and decisions as well. So, as words could never truly express our sentiments, thank you.

It is with this in mind that we wish to inform you that our time has run its course. We unfortunately must embrace an indefinite hiatus. We have sought to maintain musical integrity and honesty within all facets of our functioning, and, unfortunately, are not able to do so at this point in time. We have grown busier as the pains of real life and financial responsibilities keep us from a full time emersion into our passion for music. This has allowed compromise to enter the creative process. As soon as we could perceive this, we understood that it was time to give up the ghost, as compromise is the last thing we ever wish to entertain. This is the harsh face of reality.

​Please be assured that past and present band members will forever remain lifelong friends. We have bonded in a way that cannot be described. We can each personally call every member, past and present, a brother.

​With that being said, music will never fall far from any one of our lives. There are several side projects already underway and hopefully each and every one will reach your hearts and ears as Destroy the Runner has. Keep on the lookout for a softer, more experimental project with Nick, Duane, Marc, Jeremiah and several others called Other Mountains. Also check out Chapter 14 with Chad and Tanner. And for the super heavy fans, be on the lookout for a very heavy, experimental band with Nick, Duane (vocals), Kyle (from Thieves and Liars), and our guitar tech Jason that is yet to be named. It would not be far fetched if several other projects came out of Destroy the Runner. We will keep you informed on any music created or shows performed by any of these side projects. ​Once again, thank you so much for your patronage. And I hope music will continue to affect your lives for the constant improvement as much as it has ours."

Tagged: Destroy The Runner

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SatansLittleHelper
May 17th 2010
192 Comments


Amen

cvlts
May 17th 2010
8967 Comments


they were prty fun live.

CushMG15
May 17th 2010
1802 Comments


I actually listened to some of Saints today for the first time in awhile. I remember being pretty taken with them when I first heard it, but they don't really do anything for me now.

Kind of a weak AILD...who I'm also not huge on. So there ya go.

Obfuscation24
May 17th 2010
3939 Comments


Saw this coming after the original singer left..
Sucks either way though, they weren't too bad of a band

WhiteWallStargazers
May 17th 2010
2647 Comments


Well Tim Lambesis does manage them. . and I heard he wrote all the guitar on Saints. . can't verify that though

ART36
May 17th 2010
155 Comments


the genre is so saturated with "meh" bands.

bloc
May 17th 2010
34919 Comments


Their debut was average, and their second disc was even worse.

Dryden
May 17th 2010
12928 Comments


great! a shitty band is done

ThePalestMexican
May 17th 2010
2816 Comments


I actually thought their second album was pretty passable

Emim
May 17th 2010
26646 Comments


Sucks.

reeshespeeshes
May 17th 2010
64 Comments


Saw this coming, did not care that much for I, Lucifer but R.I.P.

drasticaction74
May 17th 2010
1740 Comments


sweeeeeeet

LegendofPittman
May 17th 2010
2949 Comments


I use to like them a while back, they were better than a lot of the crap in their generation of the genre. R.I.P.

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

TRMshadow
May 17th 2010
4982 Comments


Meh, World won't end...

ninjuice
May 17th 2010
6760 Comments


Their debut was average, and their second disc was even worse.

Yeah no.
Generic hard rock >>> generic metalcore

WhiteWallStargazers
May 17th 2010
2647 Comments


Saints was an AILD clone, I' Lucifer, was unique imo

Lakes.
May 17th 2010
28378 Comments


they were mediocre but they had some great songs; the title track from saints is pretty beast

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

bloc
May 17th 2010
34919 Comments


Yeah no?

MAKE UP YOUR MIND

Pneuma
May 17th 2010
21 Comments


this bummed me out. some of the vlogs they posted for their new album said that it would be a heavier album with chad screaming ... and chad's scream was really unique. i hope they release some of this material on iTunes or something. man; as cities burn, destroy the runner, he is legend, once nothing ... Solid State has lost some real talent in the last year

YouAreMySilence
May 17th 2010
3727 Comments


Saints was quite crappy, I, Lucifer was pree great though. Disappointing.

loseit13
May 17th 2010
226 Comments


Weren't they writing a new album?

iamSeraph
May 18th 2010
865 Comments


sad thing, would have loved it to listen to their new album and see if they improved. RIP

sspedding
May 18th 2010
4773 Comments


band was pretty good and I, Lucifer took an interesting direction. They will be missed.

InAbstract
May 18th 2010
26 Comments


This is a shame

WARisalliknow91
May 18th 2010
493 Comments


Never liked them. Had one song I didn't mind but i cant remember what its called.

BrahTheSunGod
May 18th 2010
1279 Comments


Saints was about as generic as it got, but I Lucifer showed a ton of promise and was pretty good. Too bad...

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2010
8010 Comments


First album was crappy, but I, Lucifer is pretty good. RIP

Digging: Beach Slang - Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street

WvaSkittle
May 18th 2010
326 Comments


whats the point of makin side projects if they are breaking up due to being busy and financially unsound wtf

fractured
May 20th 2010
367 Comments


ahhh the runner is safe finally

Pharoh
September 27th 2011
3326 Comments


awwww



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