Norther call it quits
2012-07-25 by King Henry VIII | 36 Comments
Due to schedule problems, every member has mutually decided to retire the band as a whole. Their last show is on August 10th for the Brutal Assault Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic. However, most of the band are going to remain active in the Finnish metal scene with other bands such as Wintersun and Naildown.

A more detailed response can be read below quoted from Norther's official statement on their website:

"We hereby announce after a long and careful consideration that we have decided to quit Norther.

During the last year it has become clear that we are not able to tour or do shows as much as we would want to, this being due to membersĀ“ complicated and time consuming life situations. We have been forced to find session members and turn down too many gig offers. We simply cannot act as an active and working band and it is clear that these issues are not solved in the future. This is everything but an easy decision for all of us, but all this have taken the band to the point that pulling the plug is the right thing to do. There is no drama, this is a mutual decision and we all remain as good friends. The last show of Norther will be on the 10th of August at Brutal Assault Festival 2012 (CZ).

However, most of us will continue in other bands: Jukka in Wintersun and Amberian Dawn, Aleksi in Medicated and ASXX, Daniel in Naildown, Heikki in Naildown, Tuoni and Amberian Dawn, and Kristian in his solo project.

Norther would like to thank especially our FANS, friends and partners for their support for the past 12 years. Also great hails goes to Tomi Luoma, our ex-members Toni Hallio and Petri Lindroos, and producer Anssi Kippo for their contribution. It has been one hell of a ride and together we shared truly unforgettable moments!!

Thank you,
Aleksi, Jukkis, Tuomas, Kride, Heikki, Daniel"


source: http://www.norther.net/
Tagged: Norther

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DoctorVelvet
July 25th 2012
116 Comments


Can't say I'm hugely disappointed with the stuff they've been putting out recently.

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 25th 2012
4854 Comments


Not to be rude but who? : /

KILL
July 25th 2012
72592 Comments


rip

Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

KILL
July 25th 2012
72592 Comments


chipmunk wow thought you were metal thought you were true rip

Satellite
July 25th 2012
20826 Comments


they look like pussies

Satellite
July 25th 2012
20826 Comments


nvm they're finnish so duh

KILL
July 25th 2012
72592 Comments


petri would beat your ass

Satellite
July 25th 2012
20826 Comments


dude i watch hockey so i know all finns are soft

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 25th 2012
4854 Comments


Kill, I don't listen to a lot of metal.

Scoot
July 25th 2012
17952 Comments


MoM was sweet but band were cob ripoffs hard

Digging: QuESt - Searching Sylvan

Yazz_Flute
July 25th 2012
18901 Comments


That's okay.

Their first two albums are still really fun though.

Digging: Mount Eerie - Sauna

rasputin
July 25th 2012
14558 Comments


this is great news

KILL
July 25th 2012
72592 Comments


agreed too high bpms

Ire
July 25th 2012
41842 Comments


thank god

Calculon
July 25th 2012
5 Comments


lot of hate in this thread

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
July 25th 2012
8403 Comments


I'm actually kinda happy over this. They just weren't the same after Petri left.

KILL
July 25th 2012
72592 Comments


ire is gay agreed

FictionalFlames
July 25th 2012
1527 Comments


Tbh it's for the best. Their last album sucks, better to retire then put out endless amounts of shitty albums while they still have some sort of dignity left.

Rikardur
July 25th 2012
731 Comments


*Clap clap*

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 25th 2012
16585 Comments


Not surprised, it was time for them to move on

Wolfhorde
July 25th 2012
13706 Comments


"Was never a big fan of these guys. There music was barely enjoyable/decent.

Not bumbed at all to be quite honest."
Yeah, this.

BallsToTheWall
July 25th 2012
44805 Comments


We Rock was a righteous jam...a timeless classic that never loses it's edge.

(shotguns steel reserve)

Tyrael
July 25th 2012
20986 Comments


their last effort sucked chode but their older material brought the metal RIP

Eclecticist
July 25th 2012
3863 Comments


Well, Naildown and Wintersun are good so I am happy with this decision.

RIP though because the underground metal scene wouldn't have been the same without them between '05 - '09. They were part of a bunch of really cool tour line-ups back then and played good shows.

Wolfhorde
July 25th 2012
13706 Comments


When I saw them in '08 they sucked so hard people sat down on the tribune and started gossiping and playing with their mobiles and stuff. Not sure if it was their fault or the sound technican's though because the sound was BEYOND awful.

Eclecticist
July 25th 2012
3863 Comments


I saw them with Cryptopsy I think in '07 and it was a good show so idk.

trilogique21
July 25th 2012
433 Comments


good this band hasn't made a decent record since Mirror of Madness

zaruyache
July 25th 2012
7645 Comments


RIP

Digging: We Stood Like Kings - Berlin 1927

CrazyFool84
July 26th 2012
1081 Comments


Actually kinda dug their first few albums, the last couple they put out with pretty run of the mill tho, and didn't they lose Petri recently too? I guess it's probably about time.

Here's hoping Wintersun's actually comes out this year

GeoffJesterPemberton
July 26th 2012
209 Comments


Mirror Of Madness is awesome. Sucks.

GingerJesus
July 26th 2012
79 Comments


Their last show is on August 10th for the Brutal Assault Festival 2012 in the Czech Republic.

Don't they know what they do to metal bands over there?

ReturnToRock
July 27th 2012
3448 Comments


Maybe if each of them wasn't in 300 other bands, they would have been able to find the time...

XfingTheSullen
July 28th 2012
2865 Comments


Can't say I'm too disappointed about this, but the first two albums were indeed enjoyable. Still, Wintersun and Ensiferum are better so fuck it. And gingerjesus, what do they do to metal bands at brutal assault?

UnitK2K
July 30th 2012
127 Comments


Kalmah is the best Finnish band right now? Bodom was great, Norther is gone, and I'm honestly not familiar with the other bands from the region... the folk/power/death metal oddball genre. Mind you some of the stuff from Wintersun/Ensiferum is cool

FictionalFlames
July 31st 2012
1527 Comments


Insomnium, Eternal Tears of Sorrow

Headfoot
July 10th 2013
52 Comments


Chipmunk: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Norther+band

Unless you were saying "who?" just to be sarcastic. In which case, don't bother commenting, k?



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