Mar De Grises have made their last album available for streaming as they announce their break-up
It’s a rare occurrence that we get to write about great metal bands from Chile at The Monolith, which is why it’s even more upsetting that this brilliant metal import have sadly called it quits. Mar De Grises were a fantastic avant garde metal band that truly dabbled in a bit of everything to create complex, but powerful tapestries of sound that demonstrated an impressively vast range of influence. They only released three albums and have made their last release, Streaming Inwards, available for streaming via their Bandcamp. They were signed to Season Of Mist. Below is the personal statement from founding member Rodrigo Galvez.
“Dear friends and fans,
It is with deep emotion that we must announce that Mar de Grises has come to an end.
Several reasons have led us to make this decision. Our spirits have changed and we collectively chose to end this beautiful cycle. Our musical paths have parted. You will know about our new projects soon.
Being part of this project during all these years has been amazing and magical, and sharing our feelings through music with great friends for so long has filled us with joy and satisfaction.
Mar de Grises allowed us to reach places we never thought we would; to share stage with people we admire and, above all, with good friends; to contribute to the musical history of Chile, and to reach the hearts of fans all over the world.
We feel more than rewarded with all your love and feedback.
We would like to give our sincere thanks to all our technical staff, friends and families, past members of the band, labels, promoters, media, agencies, and to all those who believed and were sincerely involved in all our undertakings.
Above all, we wish to thank all our fans who have given us unconditional support during these 13 years.
To give this story the end it deserves, we are working on the details of a final show which will be announced soon.
Now the Jewel of the Andes, as we were once called, will rest in our hearts and will continue to live in you and your memories.
Mar De Grises will be playing one final, yet to be announced show in their homeland of Chile.
The Monolith wishes all the talented musicians of Mar De Grises luck with all their future endeavours. You shall be missed! Check out their seminal 2010 album Streaming Inwards below.