Black Peaks announce their split after nine years

The band formed in 2012.

UK progressive metal band Black Peaks have announced their split. The band initially formed in 2012, and released two studio albums and an EP across their nine-year career.

The band shared the news in a statement on their social media. “The time has come to bring Black Peaks to its close,” they wrote. “Over the past 4 years, we have dealt with some incredibly hard and demanding situations which we have done our absolute best to work through. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we don’t feel we can continue in a way that is healthy for us.”

“To you, our fans, friends, and family. Thank you for being the greatest support network we could’ve ever hoped for. We have achieved things that we never thought would be possible when we began this journey. So, for supporting our vision, we owe you our utmost gratitude.

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“A special thank you to our team, who we believe to be some of the best in business. It has been our pleasure to learn from and grow with these wonderful humans over the last 10 years and we couldn’t have done it without them.”

The band started in 2012 under the name Shrine, which they kept until after the release of their 2014 EP Closer To The Sun. Their first LP Statues was released in 2016, followed by All That Divides in 2018. Alongside their studio discography, the band recently released their live album Live At The Brighton Centre, recorded during a recent livestream show at the titular venue.

Earlier this year, drummer Liam Kearley also joined with Toska guitarist Rabea Massaad for a project entitled The Totemest, releasing an EP entitled 2880 in May.

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