War From a Harlots Mouth retreats, calls indefinite hiatus

Posted by on August 16, 2013

1151077_10151768901306893_1448455605_nGerman metalcore outfit War From a Harlots Mouth is in a moral battle with the state of their genre. So they have decided on retreat, calling an indefinite hiatus.

The underground band, from Berlin, formed in 2005. They released their first EP on cassette in 2006, making only a limited number of copies available. With four studio albums to date, the band has changed members frequently and seems to never have really gotten that big break.

According to the band’s official Facebook page, their decision to pull out resulted from  frustration with a metal music scene they say “used to be an inspiring subculture but has turned into an abortion of mainstream accessibility, with choreographies on stage and cute little matching outfits.”

While they assure the announcement is not an indication of a break-up, read the rest of what the band had to say about the decision via the message they posted on Facebook below:

Today we are writing to all of you with some bad news. You might have heard the rumors or read some press releases and they are right, but only to an extend: WFAHM is going into an INDEFINITE HIATUS at the end of the year.

There are a lot of reasons for us to make that move and believe me when I say that it’s not an easy decision. But it feels like it’s something we just have to do at this point. The last 7,5 years have been awesome for the most part and we’re grateful for all the experiences and new friends we have made while travelling the world to show people what we’re all about. We have toured places we never thought we’d get to see, such as Australia, Russia, almost the entire USA and all across Europe of course. We have made friends for life on the road. We have grown immensely as musicians and turned this band into something we are very proud of.

Being in this band has been a great experience for each and everyone of us and it took us to places and opened up doors we couldn’t even dream of. Being that the band started as a side project, we always stuck to the original spirit of making music that was outside of the box and therefor survived much longer than a lot of bands who were trying to be a part of certain hypes. We never cared for that, we just wanted to do our own thing and feel like we have achieved that. We want to thank everyone who’s involvement made it possible for us to do what we do… you most definitely know who you are.

The scene we’re a part of used to be an inspiring subculture but has turned into an abortion of mainstream accessibility, with choreographies on stage and cute little matching outfits. It’s frustrating to witness and really makes it less fun to go out and play with new bands sometimes. However, this is not a breakup, it’s a hiatus. Sooner or later we might find the urge to come back and slay!

We are going to play a few final shows before the break:

23.08.2013 – DESSAU – Destruction Derby Festival
24.08.2013 – HERZOGENRATH – Roda Rock Festival

27.12.2013 – Tba.
28.12.2013 – Tba.
29.12.2013 – Tba.
30.12.2013 – BERLIN – Magnet Club



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