Charon - Calling It Quits This Summer


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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03.06.2011 - 17:41
Elodie Artour
Slania
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.
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03.06.2011 - 17:56
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Masterchief
They shood do it in NOVEMBERS EVE
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03.06.2011 - 19:09
Întunecatul
A pretty good band has gone, Songs for the Sinners is just an amazing album...goodbye Charon
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03.06.2011 - 19:18
Milena
Learning To "X"
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.
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03.06.2011 - 20:37
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
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.
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03.06.2011 - 22:06
Zenzero
Zenzero
First Sentenced, now Charon, then who???
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03.06.2011 - 23:44
caronte
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...
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03.06.2011 - 23:47
caronte
By the way..... now JP could sing on POISONBLACK again....
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04.06.2011 - 01:31
Jason W.
Razorbliss
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!
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04.06.2011 - 01:43
Pyramid God
Good band in a good genre. I applaud them for going out before they lost it like some bands.
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04.06.2011 - 14:45
addiction
Sad news indeed but I was expecting it to be honest... I will always cherish the music they offered to my ears! Bye Charon!
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05.06.2011 - 01:11
Black Conundrum
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.
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06.06.2011 - 21:25
Abattoir
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...
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07.06.2011 - 02:27
WorpeX
OMG. I was eagerly waiting for their next album too.... damn this sucks. -.-
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09.06.2011 - 05:48
omjaimes
omjaimes
Sad news, I thought they worked on their new album
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08.07.2011 - 10:29
clifford
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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13.03.2016 - 13:48
Litvin
Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto amazing singer and actually my best. I was really surprised once after years I discovered that he did vocal on http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=1924 it was the best Poisonblack album
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14.03.2016 - 00:37
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Litvin on 13.03.2016 at 13:48

Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto amazing singer and actually my best. I was really surprised once after years I discovered that he did vocal on http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=1924 it was the best Poisonblack album


You like dig up old things don't you? I think you need pratice what that profession
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