According to a note posted on Facebook, Zach Hill, Stefan Burnett, and Flatlander have announced the breakup of Death Grips. The band still plans to release its double album the powers that b later this year, but has canceled all upcoming tour dates, including a jaunt opening for Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden.
The trio said in a note: “We are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. We have officially stopped. All currently scheduled live dates are canceled. Our upcoming double album the powers that b will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. Above and beyond a “band”. To our truest fans, please stay legend.”
The Sacramento-based outfit released five albums over its short five-year existence, but drew controversy for its unique live shows, canceled tour dates, and short-term relationship with Epic Records, which saw the band get dropped from their contract after leaking their album No Love Deep Web.
Consequence of Sound named Death Grips 2012’s Band of the Year.