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returntothepit >> discuss >> ABHORRED CALLS IT QUITS by the_taste_of_cigarettes on May 22,2007 3:41pm
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toggletoggle post by the_taste_of_cigarettes  at May 22,2007 3:41pm

Date: May 22, 2007 3:41 PM
Subject ABHORRED calls it quits
Body: Well then...after almost 4 years of a good-god-damn-time, we've decided to bring it to and end.

Me (meaning Ben) and my brother John have both been having our doubts about keeping it going, and neither of us knew about each other's doubts until recently, and we each had pretty much the same damn reasons for quitting, thus making it much easier to make the final decision.

It's not my main priority anymore, and to not give 100% to such a fucking force of a band would be doing the rest of my bandmates a huge disservice, to say the least. I know for a fact that as a band, we were on a whole other plane, and I don't care how much of an egotist that makes me look like, it's the fucking truth.

I've met countless awesome, awesome people through doing this. I've also met a lot of douche bags, but such is life.

We took this shit so much farther than I ever anticipated. Too many highlights, but the show at the Palindrome in Brooklyn comes to mind, and playing the Paradise main stage and getting the rock star treatment of free booze in the backroom at 17 years old was pretty great as well. I stood on the main stage at the Middle East and saw a bunch of people rocking out to my band at Doom and Grind Fest. We've played with Phobia, Bathtub Shitter, and fucking Circle of Dead Children, who are basically responsible for my being as far into metal as I was/am. These and a handful of other awesome national/international acts, without ever doing some lame-ass pay-to-play/ticket scalping bullshit.

Our goals for this band when we started were basically to play in Boston and get some shows with Kevorkian's Angels and Watchmaker (we were fanboys. Still are, to some extent....). That turned into Brian doing our artwork/logo and being one of our biggest supporters.

On top of all that, when we played our first show with Noosebomb, we were all wet in the pants to play a show with ex members of Grief and Disrupt, and now Jeff is a damn good friend and an awesome bandmate (or ex-bandmate).

So yeah. The original plan was to play the June 3rd show in Somerville, and book one last bash-of-a-show elsewhere, but it just isn't going to happen.

A million fucking thank yous to everyone who ever booked us on a show/let us crash/bought us beer/loaned us gear/reviewed a show/reviewed our cd's and so forth, and an extra extra gigantic thank you to everyone who ever came out and banged their collective fists and heads off.

Thank you to all our fellow Massholes (Watchmaker, Hirudinea, Dissector, Kevorkian's Angels, CWAF, Revocation, IWEIPH, etc. etc. etc.), and to Brian Livoti for all the bad-ass logos and artwork.

Thanks to Mr. Joe McNamara, who, despite the last couple years of whatever bad blood between us, definitley played a big part in getting our name out there.

Thanks to Mr. Aaron Pepelis of, also without whom, who knows where we'd have gone? You all should be licking this mans balls for doing what he does so consistently.

Thank you to Josh Staples for a year of bass playing and drunken, hash-induced hijinks (that's right...hijinks...).

Most of all, thank you to my brothers John Farley, John Heidenrich, Eric Braunschweiger, and Jeff Hayward. We made one hell of a fucking band.

I'm sure I forgot a whole bunch of shit, but that's the gist of it.

- Ben/Abhorred

P.S. I have no idea at this point what's going to happen with the EP. For now it's still download-able from here.
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toggletoggle post by pam   at May 22,2007 3:44pm
That sucks.

toggletoggle post by KillerKadoooogan at May 22,2007 3:46pm
I just reposted this thing, slightly altered. That was fast, though, man, good god.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 22,2007 3:47pm

toggletoggle post by AUTOPSY_666   at May 22,2007 3:47pm
Most of all, thank you to John Dwyer

Aww, how sweet.

toggletoggle post by RichHorror  at May 22,2007 3:48pm
Abhorred/IWEIPH/Dissector didn't happen NEARLY often enough.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 22,2007 3:48pm

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 22,2007 3:49pm

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at May 22,2007 3:49pm

toggletoggle post by KillerKadoooogan at May 22,2007 3:52pm
you know what, my (serious) apologies to John Dwyer for always makIng fun of you on the internet. I never even Said a word to you in person, But for some reason you-on-the-internet did something to piss me off...Anywho, I can't promise I won't still make of stupid shit you say on here, because you do tend to give me good set-ups, but I'Ll at least stop photo shopping things and being a Dick for no reason.

toggletoggle post by AUTOPSY_666   at May 22,2007 3:54pm
It's all good in the hood.

toggletoggle post by inject-now at May 22,2007 4:16pm
abhorred will be missed.

toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at May 22,2007 4:23pm
Agreed. :(

toggletoggle post by shatteredliz   at May 22,2007 4:27pm
Yeah, that Palindrome show was amazing.
Sorry to hear this...

toggletoggle post by Kinslayer at May 22,2007 4:29pm
I'm going to recruit Eric for a project...because I need another one, really.

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