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We have some bad news for you today. German avantgarde post metal masters Todtgelichter decided to put an end to the band. Ok, not quite yet, as they announced that one more "farewell" album will follow in late 2017 or early 2018, also they will play some selected shows in 2017 (the last ones in March/April), after that Todtgelichter will effectively function as a studio band for one more album. Their latest full-lenght named Rooms was even choosen as Album of the month April 2016 on Terra Relicta!
The band stated: " Reasons? Legion. The effort to create something new and exciting with which we can surprise ourselves feels bigger and bigger, and we keep asking ourselves more often why we put up with it. Add to that the hardships of the whole business, the decline of physical sales, the fading will to tolerate let-downs and disappointments you inevitably get when people that are supposed to work with you do not burn for the band with the same fire as you do, the fact that any band our size will know this hobby is a money-burning machine (Did we really get filthy rich with the supposedly moneygrabbing move “Apnoe”? Not so. Yes, people actually did accuse us of that intention). And the not-so-glamorous reason that everyday life kicks in more and more, that is work, friends, family (Pro-tip: A married couple with kids in the band is not going to help your rock star career in the long-term, at least not in 95% of all cases). Most probably all members will stay active in one way or the other, if so, we’ll announce it when the time comes. And who is to say we won’t get together once more in a few years, we leave the back door open – just don’t count on it. We had a great time and will continue to do so for a short while longer. We will announce the last concerts you will be able to catch us on in 2017 during the next days, so keep a sharp eye on our page! The first one will be at the Frostfeuernächte Festival, February 11th 2017, near Berlin. Thanks to all past Todtgelichter members who helped shape what we were (more thanks are in order but for now keep it close to the members), in order of appearance: Nils (bass, vocals), Mort (vocals), Felix (guitars), Claudio (guitars), Chris (bass), Tobias (vocals). Yours truly, Todtgelichter (Marta, Frederic, Floris, Guntram, Frieder, Tentakel P.). Link