Thanks for that explanation - I take back the cursing - you can't expect all artists to suffer! At least we know the world they created was one of true pain and suffering though; makes it all the more worrying to go back into the hospital.
If you read the accompanying notes to "Ordained" in the "Tenements" booklet, that epiphany for the Urfe character - and how it is manifested musically in that song - naturally sealed the conclusion. We didn't want to risk diminishing the impact of that in any way and couldn't see any way forward that wouldn't cause that to happen.
"Yes we decided to fold Axis. We have done everything we wanted to and much more. the story was finished and we had started to feel it was a burden. It's not very pleasant music to make and we did not want to disrespect it, ourselves or the people who enjoy it by continuing it out of a sense of obligation and duty. It also represents a chapter of our lives that is over and done with. Speaking personally I have to immerse myself in some pretty horrible memories and states of mind to get in the zone and that's something I don't want to do any more. It's not healthy and pretending felt dishonest. I'm not the angry, seething mess I was in 2002 an have no desire to be that ever again. "
Sad knews world:
The band has thrown in the towel.
So much years of darkness, evil,insanity, and such disgusting beautiful has come to end.
Thank you TAOP for all the nightmares, we hope you guys a dark future.
How does this band fit in with the newer occult/experimental/blackened death releases of late, like Portal, Mitochodrion, Abyssal? I think another solid release could propel this band into the critical stratosphere that those bands bathe in these days. It would be unfair if they got overtaken and forgotten about.
Music with sex isn't a necessity. Sex is still awesome without music, but playing your favorite music while doing it is like adding whipped cream on top of a milkshake. There's nothing TO understand. It's the simple act of combining two awesome things.
hey, Trauma (funny username, in my native language we call mentally disabled people like that(don't take any offence, please)), your bandcamp is full of your music, and that means that you are a creator, like everybody else who ever used their imagination to create something that would somehow reflect their inner feelings, and that means that as somebody who has experienced art of "the creation" you should fully understand and feel the beauty behind music of tAoP and why would somebody want to make love while listening to it.