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Dethscalator Split Up
Laurie Tuffrey , October 21st, 2013 11:50

Band issue statement: "No real drama, just decided its run its course". Photo by Julie Kane

It's with great sadness that we pass on the news that London noise merchants and long-standing Quietus favourites Dethscalator have called time on proceedings.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band said: "Sad to say that this Saturday's gig at the Victoria Dalston will be our last gig. No real drama, just decided its run its course [...] Thanks to everyone who put us on, came to the shows, and played with us in the last five years. A special thanks to Riot Season, Anthea Leyland, the Hey Colossus guys for kicking our ass into gear in the first place, and so many other good people."

Have a look at the post in full below:

The news follows the release earlier this year of the band's sole album, Racial Golf Course, No Bitches, an Editors' Pick choice and one of our favourite LPs of the year so far, about which our reviewer Nancy Bennie said: "this accomplished LP is absurdly unsettling and indicates the need for a long course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Yet, I hope these sumbitches never receive such help, as their output truly is an intensely refreshing cup of cholera-tainted shitwater."

All we can do now is to urge you to take the band's advice and head to their gig at The Victoria in Dalston this Saturday, October 26 - full details here - read our tQ editor John Doran's In Extremis interview with the band and revel one more time in the work they leave behind:

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