Dutch death metal masters Hail of Bullets are no more.
The band announced their breakup via a Facebook post earlier today:
“THE WAR IS OVER… IT IS DONE!
“With sadness in our hearts, we hereby inform you that we have decided to pull the plug on Hail of Bullets. The patient had been suffering from illness for a few years already. We thought we had cut out the disease a few years ago, but apparently the tumor was more widespread than we had expected.
“There are no immediate plans to resurrect the corpse…
“PS: personal messages/questions about this situation will not be answered. This is it, and both you and us will have to deal with that…”
MetalSucks speculates that the cancer the band was talking about in their above message was vocalist Martin Van Drunen, with whom they departed in 2015. His replacement, Bolt Thrower’s Dave Ingram, never actually recorded with the band.