Ayer rondo por internet la noticia de que Trail of Tears se separaba. Bueno todos los integrantes, menos el vocalista, abandonaron la banda. Ok, es algo pues que pasa, lo que me llamo la atención, fueron los motivos…

On the 26th of November, TRAIL OF TEARS completed a 10-date tour of México, a tour which was in large part ridden with organisational problems and resulted in a severe financial loss for everyone involved. As a result of this, I was called to the band hotel on the morning of November 28th, asking for a meeting by the remaining members. Arriving to the hotel, I am instead given a message, lasting a mere two minutes, that because of the situation they have decided to end the band effective immediately.

Les Fue tan mal, pero tan mal en México, que se acabo la banda.

Algo contrastante con todos esos artistas que vienen y dicen las mil maravillas de México. Ja, igual y ellos lo dijeron durante el concierto, no me sorprendería.

The decision has been made entirely without my consultation and approval, and thus TRAIL OF TEARS is NOT dead and will continue in a new shape and formation.

Needless to say, I am very disappointed by the decision and the way that this has been handled by the leaving members. I have tried my very best best reasoning with them, stressing that the timing could not be worse and that in fact they are violating future obligations with a decision made in a moment of frustration in the aftermath of this tour. I have even offered to cover the several-thousand-euro financial loss out of my own pocket in order for them not to worry about paying their bills and so that we can focus on our already-agreed obligations towards label, tour organisers and the countless people involved. This was not accepted; however, they made sure of giving me all their account numbers before running back to Norway

Y es que como diría el Marciano, a quien se le ocurre hacer una gira “mundial en México” (10 fechas) de una banda que nunca tuvo potencial como para llenar esas fechas en este lado del charco(ojo, no hablo de la calidad de la banda). Vamos, se agradece que haya organizadores que piensen en México y se arriesguen, pero igual 5 fechas hubieran funcionado mejor que 10… Ahí para la otra será, pues.

Al parecer el vocalista tratara de resucitar la banda con nuevos músicos. A ver como le va.

Cabe mencionar que tienen previsto sacar nuevo álbum el 30 de enero. Si yo fuera ese wey, lo sacaría ahorita y aprovechar el buzz de la noticia…
Ja, lo conseguí hace como dos semanas y estaba pensando en reseñarlo, pero me ganaba la hueva, a ver si ahora si.