Hang The Bastard to disband after current tour
London metal heroes Hang The Bastard call time on 9-year career
Hang The Bastard have announced they will split at the end of their current tour.
The English band have a number of UK dates scheduled for this month and May and say they will perform a final farewell show in London later in the year.
They also say they'll announce a "short European run" in the coming weeks.
Hang The Bastard say: "After nine years, 13 members and 17 bassists, Hang The Bastard are calling time. We'd like to thank everyone who has helped us out, put on shows, driven us, toured with us, recorded us and drunk with us.
"We will be playing the last of our UK shows over the next few weekends, followed by a short run in Europe and then headlining a stage at the Holy Roar 10th Anniversary show.
"We will be planning a proper last show after the summer in London where we'll be playing songs from our first release up to the most recent. Thank you all for your support over these years - without people watching us and headbanging we'd be nothing.
"Now go back and listen to Slayer and fuckin' Black Sabbath."
The band's most recent release was 2014 album Sex In The Seventh Circle. In January of this year, the band suggested they were working on a new album.
Hang The Bastard confirmed final tour dates 2016
Apr 08: Tunbridge Wells Forum
Apr 09: Leeds Ritual Fest
Apr 10: Nottingham Bodega
Apr 15: Norwich Owl Sanctuary
Apr 16: Stoke The Underground
May 14-16: Paris Doomed Gatherings, France
May 21: London The Dome & Boston Music Room