One of the week’s most sudden and shocking announcements was the disbandment of Anti-Flag. The legendary Pittsburgh punk band formed in 1988 called it quits earlier this week, leaving as little detail as possible behind what sparked the decision. The discovery randomly hit social media feeds on Thursday (20th) with screenshots of the band’s statement taken from their now-defunct Patreon account:

“Anti-Flag has disbanded. The Patreon has been switched into a mode where it will no longer charge the monthly fee. I will begin to process refunds to all patrons in the coming weeks. Once all refunds are processed the Patreon page will also be removed.”

The group has since removed their website, social media accounts, and members, including bassist Chris “No.2,” deleted their social accounts. All touring plans, including the North American tour set for later this year with The Bouncing Souls, have been scrapped, all while the band was currently on a European tour when the sudden news to call it quits went public.

While nothing has been confirmed, there have been sources hinting the breakup was uniquely timed with the podcast Enough, which covers abuse in the music industry, released an episode on July 19th. The story surrounding the rumors can be found here. However, rumors are just that; nothing has been confirmed or denied regarding this matter.