We have some very sad news to bring our readers. Longtime friends of ours here at Rock Sins, London stoner metal rifflords Hang The Bastard have announced plans to call it a day. HTB will cease to be a band following the end of their current UK tour (ongoing as we speak) as well as a few one off shows to take place over the coming months. For the full statement from Hang The Bastard, please read below:
“After 9 years, 13 members and 17 bassists, Hang The Bastard are calling time.
We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us out, put on shows, driven us, toured with us, recorded us and drunk with us.
Special thanks goes to Christopher Barling, Sina Namati, Annail Seivad, Chris Pritchard, Steve Sears Jr. and TITAN Studios, Sam Thredder, Ollie Bill Harries, Chris Hill, Nick Searle, Dave Stanley, Mark Scurr, Phil Sanchez, Alex Fitzpatrick and Holy Roar Records, Sam Knight, Tony Boden, Ed Coleman and Secret Law Records, Billie Klein and Century Media Records, all the fill-ins & Aaron Enzo Garzia and Alice Andersen at Never Healed Records.
More than anything we’d like to thank our wives, girlfriends and families past and present for their support and putting up with us!
We will be playing the last of our UK shows over the next few weekends, followed by a short run in Europe and then headlining a stage at the Holy Roar 10th Anniversary show.
We will be planning a proper ‘last show’ after the Summer in London where we’ll be playing songs from our first release up to the most recent.
Thank you all for your support over these years – without people watching us and headbanging we’d be nothing.
Now go back and listen to Slayer and fuckin Black Sabbath.”
Hang The Bastard have renamed their current UK tour “The End Times Tour” in light of yesterdays announcement. Full details of where to catch HTB (for the final time) can be found below:
Hang The Bastard – The End Times UK Tour Dates
8th – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum
9th – Leeds – Ritual Fest
10th – Nottingham – Bodega
11th – London – Old Blue Last – NEW FREE SHOW
15th – Norwich – Owl Sanctuary
16th – Stoke – Underground
21st – Holy Roar Records 10th Anniversary Show – London – The Dome, Tufnell Park
The Holy Roar Records will see Hang The Bastard play their acclaimed album Hellfire Reign in full with their original vocalist Chris Barlow, filling in for current vocalist Tom Hubbard. Details of the final HTB show will be announced here on Rock Sins as soon as the band provides any details.
For up to the minute updates including news of any show additions or changes, Hang The Bastard can be followed on Twitter at @hangthebastard.