As years go, 2016 hasn’t been the worst for band splits. After a turbulent few years in some bands history, perhaps the dust is finally starting to settle.
However, 2016 has seen the end of some iconic bands, and sealed the fate of a few others, who promise final albums and tours in 2017.
So let’s take a look at some of the victims of 2016!
Scottish metal band Yashin announced there split in August, and blamed the ‘cut throat’ music industry as one of the reasons for going their separate ways.
The six-piece band brought out new album The Renegades earlier this year and announced The Renegades tour, which they confirmed was not going ahead.
A statement released by the band read:
“This is a moment in time we never wanted to come but unfortunately it has arrived, which means Yashin is no more.
“The music industry is a cut throat business at the best of times and despite our best efforts, passion and commitment it has dissolved everything we used to love about being in this band. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank every person who has ever been a fan of our band and everyone we have worked with, because of you we have really lived our dream and accomplished some incredible things.
“Selling out tours, being in the charts, touring with our heroes, signing a major record deal, playing in amazing cities, award nominations, having dedicated fans – the list goes on. We love you and can’t thank you enough.
“We will be announcing a few Farewell Shows for everyone wanting to say goodbye in the correct way. We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused to anyone who was planning on going to The Renegades tour, this decision does not come lightly for us. Our music will remain so keep playing it loud!
“Thank you Yashin.”
It was sad to see Yashin call it a day but we wish each member the best of luck for their futures outside of the band.
Here’s a video for the title track of their final album, ‘The Renegades’.