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Death Grips no more; the band call it a day

Stefan Burnett of the band Death Grips performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California.
Photo by Karl Walter

Punk band Death Grips have announced their break up only one month after the release of their LP “N****s on the Moon.” The group posted a photo on their Facebook page of their break up statement written on a napkin. The message reads:

“we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album "the powers that b" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend.”

Though they will still release the second half of their double album, all their future shows have been canceled. This is bad news for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails since the band were scheduled to be the supporting act for a joint tour with Soundgarden. Reznor expressed his displeasure on Twitter by stating: “Sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?”

The band released their first album “Exmillitary” in 2011, followed by “The Money Store” and “No Love Deep Web” in 2012. The latter album was released for free months early without their label's, Epic, position. They stirred up controversy after they were scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza in 2013, but failed to show up due to an after party the previous night at Bottom Lounge.

For more Death Grips updates and to see the farewell message, visit their website. Also check out their Facebook page for more information.