Saturday, March 16, 2013

GAZA broke up.

I'm crushed. I've fawned over this band numerous times here at Jim's Fear and never thought I'd be writing this but alas, Salt Lake City grind/sludge/hardcore heroes Gaza have disbanded after nearly ten years together. Here's the band's official statement on the matter, taken from their facebook page:

Gaza is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together.
Sucks. Gaza was one of the most exciting and inspirational bands in the underground metal scene. I really hoped they would continue to soldier on after the false rape allegations from this past winter had been discredited, and if 2012's No Absolutes In Human Suffering was any indication, they still had several great albums left in them. I don't know the details behind the split, but 3/4's of the band are currently members of a side project called Bird Eater. I guess some Gaza is better than none at all?

I'm so glad I got to see them one last time before all this went down. In today's fucked up world, Gaza's angry, yet socially conscious music will be sorely missed, but will always remain relevant.


  1. Sad to hear they split up man. Ideally they'd sort something out and change their mind and this kind of thing has happened before, real shame if they don't however.

  2. It's great you got to see them before this happened yeah, it would be a whole lot worse if you didn't. It sucks they split up but if 3/4s of them have formed a new band then I guess the missing quarter is probably involved somehow.

  3. FUCK! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I knew I should have called in sick to see them in Chicago!

  4. I'm sorry dude. I never got too close to them, but I remember them clear enough from your other posts to be bummed about it.

    Now tell us what that side project is like if you get really into them.