MARUTA ARE DUNZO
Martua — the totally excellent grindcore outfit known to idiots everywhere as “that band the drummer from Trivium used to be in” — have decided to call it a day. They’ll play their final show on Sunday, December 4, at at Churchills in Miami, Florida, which blows, because the chances of me getting down to Miami for a Sunday to say my farewells are slim to none.
Oh well. Here’s a statement from sole remaining original member Mitchell Luna, which was originally released to Lambgoat:
“We have officially called it quits. We beat the horse to death, brought it back to life, dragged it around, and beat it to death again enough times already to call it a day.
“The road took its toll, and core member/guitar player Eduardo Borja decided to leave the band right after we got back from Europe last month. He left to focus on personal matters and his family, and we all wish him the best of luck.
“Myself being the only original member of the band since 2009, it was decided that carrying on with yet another line-up chance wouldn’t make any sense. We will be playing one last show in Miami December 4th, and then we put this beast to sleep for good.
“I would just like to take a quick moment to thank every single person that ever supported us in any way shape or form. I and the rest of the band have met some really incredible people throughout this 6 year mis-adventure, and have gotten the opportunity to visit plenty of places we would have otherwise not been able to see.
“Although Maruta is dead, you can expect to see us involved in other musical projects in the near future. Cheers.”
In other news, Korn will continue to go on forever and ever and ever. There is no God.