After releasing the best album I heard in 2010, the long-awaited A.D., my favorite Garden State doom rockers have decided to pack it in. They were slated to share a bill this coming Saturday at the Double Door in Chicago with Buried at Sea, Bible of the Devil and their longtime compatriots in Orange Goblin, but now not only is that off, but the band seems to be officially defunct.
Guitarist Tommy Southard was succinct in confirming the news on the forum this morning. He had this to say:
solace has never “broken up” before…. been inactive, yes. it’s been a bumpy ride. no doubt.
thanks to those that supported us over the last 15 years. all others can fuck off…
Likewise, the band’s Thee Facebook page simply stated:
Solace is closed for business. We may or may not re-open…
Thanks for all your support!
In this age of breakups and reunions, that they’d leave the possibility of doing more as Solace open is encouraging (and more honest than most), but even if this is it for the band, their 15-year run speaks for itself. Three quality records in the shape of 2000′s Further, 2003′s 13 and 2010′s A.D., numerous EPs and DVDs and, most importantly, the ability to blow just about everyone they played with right off the stage. I don’t even know how many nights they were the highlight of for me, but yeah, they’ll be missed.
Tags: New Jersey, Sad shit, Small Stone, Solace