Sacred Mother Tongue blame internet for their demise
British metallers Sacred Mother Tongue have revealed their forthcoming co-headline tour with Voodoo Six will be their last – and lead singer Darrin South says the internet is to blame.
The band’s second album Out Of The Darkness was well-received upon its release earlier this year but in a statement on the band’s Facebook page South has admitted they simply can’t afford to continue.
He says: “Our favourite thing to do is play shows and bring new music to the world; performing our songs on the road and interacting with our fans is the most rewarding experience we can imagine.
“But with the current climate and the effects the Internet has had on the music industry, each tour we do costs us far too much money. We obviously receive support from our label, and generally get back ‘some’ of what you pay for your ticket, but it’s a far cry from being enough to keep the band on the road, and the result is that we spend all our own money to come and play for you guys which is impossible for us to sustain. Hopefully you’ll go easy on us for our decision.”
South goes on to thank the fans for their support while conceding that Sacred Mother Tongue simply wasn’t popular enough to keep going. But he also stresses the band lay no blame for their fate at the door of the music industry.
He concludes: “So with all this in mind, it is in fact, time to call it a day. We’ve had a great time and we’ve been greeted with some great support from the fans, and many areas of the press and industry alike.
“We are truly humbled by this whole experience and would like to thank each and every one of you that showed us your support and above all, believed in Sacred Mother Tongue.”
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