According to vocalist Konstantin Lühring: "We regretfully want to inform everyone that DESPONDENCY has officially called it quits. The reasoning behind this decision was not an easy one after 12 years but we feel this is the best time to move on. Our drummer Dirk Janssen has to step down from the position. Instead of contemplating replacing Dirk with another drummer, we have decided to move on in other projects. It just wouldn't be right calling ourselves DESPONDENCY if Dirk isn't involved. For now we just wish to respectfully put DESPONDENCY to rest. We wish to thank every single person that has ever supported us in any way. You all know who you are. Cheerz"