One of the most loved metal bands of the UK underground, London riff masters Hang The Bastard, have sadly decided to call it a day after almost a decade of shredding and headbanging together. The full statement from the band, which has been shared on their social media accounts already, is as follows:
After 9 years, 13 members and 17 bassists, Hang The Bastard are calling time.
We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us out, put on shows, driven us, toured with us, recorded us and drunk with us.
Special thanks goes to Christopher Barling, Sina Namati, Annail Seivad, Chris Pritchard, Steve Sears Jr. and TITAN Studios, Sam Thredder, Ollie Bill Harries, Chris Hill, Nick Searle, Dave Stanley, Mark Scurr, Phil Sanchez, Alex Fitzpatrick and Holy Roar Records, Sam Knight, Tony Boden, Ed Coleman and Secret Law Records, Billie Klein and Century Media Records, all the fill-ins & Aaron Enzo Garzia and Alice Andersen at Never Healed Records.
More than anything we’d like to thank our wives, girlfriends and families past and present for their support and putting up with us!
We will be playing the last of our UK shows over the next few weekends, followed by a short run in Europe and then headlining a stage at the Holy Roar 10th Anniversary show.
We will be planning a proper ‘last show’ after the Summer in London where we’ll be playing songs from our first release up to the most recent.
Thank you all for your support over these years – without people watching us and headbanging we’d be nothing.
Now go back and listen to Slayer and fuckin Black Sabbath.
Hang The Bastard’s current tour (formerly known as the Mists Over Albion tour) has now been re-Christened “The End Times Tour”. One piece of good news is that a new FREE London show has been added at The Old Blue Last on the 11th of April.
Hang The Bastard – The End Times UK Tour Dates
- 8th – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum
- 9th – Leeds – Ritual Fest
- 10th – Nottingham – Bodega
- 11th – London – Old Blue Last – NEW FREE SHOW
- 15th – Norwich – Owl Sanctuary
- 16th – Stoke – Underground
- 21st – Holy Roar Records 10th Anniversary Show – London – The Dome, Tufnell Park