Canadian metal and hardcore band Obey The Brave have broken up after eight years.
The band made the announcement on social media, citing a shift in focus and priorities.
“After 8 years, 4 albums and countless tours across 5 continents, we’ve decided to hang up our skates,” they wrote.
“As much as we love this band, our focus and priorities have shifted.
“Now that we’re all busy chasing new endeavours and experiences, it feels like the right time to move on.
“For obvious reasons, there will be no final shows, just fond memories that we’ll cherish for a lifetime.
“We’ve had the honour of releasing music on Epitaph, shared the stage with our favourite bands and met some incredible people along the way.
“What a f*cking ride! We’re forever grateful for the support you’ve given us over the years.
“Much love, Alex, Stevie, Terry, John, Cory, Ben, Miguel and Old Greg.”
Obey The Brave formed in 2012.
Based out of Ottawa and Montreal, the band featured Alex Erian (Despised Icon) on vocals as well as guitarist Terrence McAuley and drummer Stevie Morotti.
By the middle of 2012, just over half-a-year becoming a band, the act found itself signed to iconic label Epitaph Records with the band’s debut album, Young Blood, in August of that same year.
A sophomore album, Salvation, came in 2014, followed by Mad Season in 2017.
Having partnered up with Hell For Breakfast, Montreal-based music label Slam Disques’ new division, the band was ready to start a new chapter in its history, starting on July 19, 2019 with the release of their final record, Balance.