||Finnish group Beyond The Dream is calling it quits. They announced that the year 2014 will be the last one of the band's existence. The band was founded in 2001 and so far released three full-length albums: The Sin Against The Sinners, While The World Sleeps, and In The Heart Of Nothing. Before quitting, the band is releasing a final album and performing farewell shows.
Mastermind Harri Kauppinen explains: "Beyond The Dream had always a main target for its career, the fresh music. The band did everything as good as they could about the albums, touring and merchandise as well as any other things. Almost everything we've done was self-financed!
"The break we had gave us time to think about the past but it also showed us different views to see the future. The break also revealed the truth that we can not continue to work profitably or not even a little bit bigger than before. So, the band could keep on doing things in the same level, with the same budgets, with the same kind of distributions, with the patterned tours...or the band could quit. As a founding member i did select to quit. Thank god I was able to do that with the full support from the others. Teemu, Petteri and Otto, thanks for that. I know it'll be wrong to continue, the band is definitely worth the gloriest ending we can give to it.
"To make this announcement be a little bit more than just the non-poetic tittle, I do like to let you know that we'll enter the studio later this spring and we'll record our last songs and also we are about to do our last gigs later this year. At the same time when we are releasing our last album, we'll add an online the website that documents the whole career of Beyond The Dream. As we are currently a four-membered band, we are pleased to have our dear friend, Rolf Pilve on drums, once more.
"The upcoming album will be titled: (The Wolves) At The End. At this point we all four like to thank you for the past years, amazing gigs and all the good times we had, on and off stage. Without you we were nothing!
Keep the bodybag warm, 'cause soon this will be buried, slowly but surely."
Yours, Harri / Beyond The Dream."
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