Planks came out with a statement on their facebook on Friday that they were nearly done doing tracks for new release and intend to release it on Golden Antenna Records in spring 2015, but on the other end of the productivity spectrum they have announced that they will not be together by the time of the release
News on Planks follow up to ‘Funeral Mouth’:
For some time now we’ve been working in the Lunarcity Studio (Darmstadt) with our friend and producer Lari Eiden on the follow up to 2012th ‘Funeral Mouth’. The songs have been in the making for a while, developed and grew to a point where we said it’s time to lay the tracks down. We’re around 50% done. It’s not possible to say exactly how much more time we will need to finish everything, but to look for a release in spring of 2015 seems legitimate. So far, we’re satisfied with the results and the record heads in a slightly different direction from our previous material. Since we were more than satisfied with Timo’s work and are also good friends with him, the album will yet again be released by Golden Antenna Records.
News on the splitting of Planks
Unfortunately, and this is the part with the bad news, Planks won’t be a functional band by the time of this initial release in 2015. After long talks we decided it’s time to call it quits. It’s merely an issue of time and energy. Private life, geographical distances and especially an almost unbearable workload besides the band took a toll and made us realize that it’s too hard to keep this band alive without sacrificing too much of our “everyday life”. The impossibility to play shows further away, tour or answer to the many great show offers we get from around the globe furthered the feeling we should maybe stop right here, right now.
All in all we are grateful for everything we were able to do as such a tiny DIY band in the eight year’s of our existence and want to say thanks especially to all the people that supported us. We will write a bigger post on this topic as the end draws close. We decided to call it quits at the end of this year, as in January the work situation will change for one of us yet again.