Finnish suomi metal band Charon are calling it a day after this summer's performances. The band, founded in 1992 in Raahe, Finland, will be playing their final gigs as a favour to their loyal fans and finally wrap up nearly two decades of music career.

A statement from the band explaining their long considered decision, reads as follows: "This shouldn't be a really big surprise for anyone. We are forced to admit that we have no longer anything new to give to the genre in which Charon has operated. Doing things forced or not straight from the heart has never been a band practice for us. And a 100 % satisfactory outcome would no longer be possible.

After the last studio album we should have gotten a grip in time and not to delay the decisions we faced in the end of 2009. In the summer 2010, 'a new beginning' with a new guitarist worked brilliantly and we even wrote a full album of songs. But we did not have enough heart and passion to light up the final fire and to finish the record. Years of hanging loose from the noose had eaten up most of our energy and creativity.

Playing in the band has been a solid part of our lives for nearly two decades. Charon had been a measure for everything that we've done in our lives. There are lots of good memories and tours behind and above all, great fans. Everything has its moments but nothing lasts forever. Our moment ends now."




Charon released five studio albums as well as the last year's compilation album A-Sides, B-Sides & Suicides, where you will find their last recorded song, "The Cure". Charon's last studio album was Songs For The Sinners from autumn 2005.

All the band members still have a passion for playing and they all will continue their careers in music. They will reveal more about their new plans when the time is right.

Charon can be seen last time live on stage in Helsinki at Tuska Open Air evening club at Virgin Oil Co on Friday 22 July 2011 and two consecutive nights in Oulu at Nuclear Nightclub on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July 2011. Details of the gigs will be published later.


Source: charon.fi
Band profile: Charon
 
Posted: 03.06.2011 by Thryce



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Elodie Artour - 03.06.2011 at 17:41  
It's a sad news, yet good to know that still there are musicians out there able to admit they don't have anything to offer any more. My respect goes to these people and I hope we'll hear from them again.
Bad English - 03.06.2011 at 17:56  
They shood do it in NOVEMBERS EVE
Întunecatul - 03.06.2011 at 19:09  
A pretty good band has gone, Songs for the Sinners is just an amazing album...goodbye Charon
Milena - 03.06.2011 at 19:18  
Not very surprising but still kinda sad, they were the best in the suomi-metal company (if we exclude Sentenced that broke up pretty much before I've heard of them).
But cheers to sincerity, they're not fooling themselves as some other bands are.
Vitriolic Hate - 03.06.2011 at 20:37  
Written by Milena on 03.06.2011 at 19:18

But cheers to sincerity, they're not fooling themselves as some other bands are.

Indeed, credits for that.
Zenzero - 03.06.2011 at 22:06  
First Sentenced, now Charon, then who???
caronte - 03.06.2011 at 23:44  
Is very sad.....but is very sincere...... they have to say good bye with a DVD of the final concert.... like the others gods SENTENCED... i suppose...
caronte - 03.06.2011 at 23:47  
By the way..... now JP could sing on POISONBLACK again....
Jason W. - 04.06.2011 at 01:31  
A band I've sorely missed since their last album, and now even more reason to do so... Best wishes for your future endeavors guys!
Pyramid God - 04.06.2011 at 01:43  
Good band in a good genre. I applaud them for going out before they lost it like some bands.
addiction - 04.06.2011 at 14:45  
Sad news indeed but I was expecting it to be honest... I will always cherish the music they offered to my ears! Bye Charon!
Black Conundrum - 05.06.2011 at 01:11  
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 03.06.2011 at 20:37

Written by Milena on 03.06.2011 at 19:18

But cheers to sincerity, they're not fooling themselves as some other bands are.

Indeed, credits for that.

I third this statement.
Abattoir - 06.06.2011 at 21:25  
Quite pity to hear that....I always liked their music, through the whole discography. Though I never had or will have a chance to see them live...
WorpeX - 07.06.2011 at 02:27  
OMG. I was eagerly waiting for their next album too.... damn this sucks. -.-
omjaimes - 09.06.2011 at 05:48  
Sad news, I thought they worked on their new album
clifford - 08.07.2011 at 10:29  
Very sad but also very noble... Wish australians had the soul that the finnish have in there music...
Would be great to see JP back in Poisonblack... His voice rules!

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