One of the most celebrated underground Electronic/Hip Hop groups of recent years, Death Grips have announced their split. They have cancelled their recent tour that featured them opening for Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails. They have said that the second half of their ‘The Powers That B‘ record will still come out later this year.
Zach Hill and Stefan Burnett posted a note on Facebook announcing how things have come to an end. The duo said:
“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.”
The Sacramento outfit released five albums in their five year existence and were often one of the most controversial bands in recent years with stunts like leaking their album ‘No Love Deep Web‘ which got them dropped from their label, Epic Records.
You can read their letter below and check out our review of ‘The Powers That B: Niggas On The Moon‘ here.
R.I.P. Death Grips – thank you for making music so fresh and interesting for a brief period of time, you will be sorely missed!