Scottish metal band Yashin have announced that they will be calling it quits, and blamed the ‘cut throat’ music industry as one of the reasons for going their separate ways.
In a statement on the band’s official Facebook page, they apologised to fans looking forward to their planned tour, but promised to announce farewell shows to give fans one last chance to see them perform together.
The six-piece band brought out new album The Renegades earlier this year and announced The Renegades tour, which they have now confirmed will not be going ahead.
A statement released by the band reads:
“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’s sad to see Yashin call it a day but we wish each member the best of luck for their futures outside of the band and look forward to seeing them perform at their yet-to-be-announced farewell gigs.