Attack Attack! Call It Quits

Metalcore four-piece officially announces breakup after six years of work.

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American metalcore four-piece Attack Attack! has officially called it a day. After six years of work, the group has now announced the current "Back in Action" tour as their "final and most ironic" one.

"Well everyone, it's been a wild ride for Attack Attack, but I think it's about time. Whiting and I take some time to write this note. We want to start by thanking every single one of you that has ever come out to a show, bought a shirt, gotten in a fight over crabcore, or spent the time to send us notes online," says the Facebook announcement. "We have been insanely blessed to be able to do what we have done with AA and we think it's time that we wrap up this chapter in our lives."

"Yes, this means exactly what you think it means. The "Back in Action" Tour will be Attack Attack's final and most ironic tour. After 6 long years of playing in garages, VFW halls, clubs, open air festivals, and everything in-between. We've decided it is time to lay AA down for good. You are all beautiful, wonderful people, and we want you to know that we deeply appreciate everything you have done for us."

"We are sad to lay Attack Attack to rest, but are very excited for what is next in this new chapter of our lives."

"Stay Tuned! Much love, the Andrews."

Formed in 2007, Attack Attack! have released a total of three studio albums. Their latest effort, "This Means War," saw its release in January 2012, selling over 17,000 copies within the first week and landing at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The groups final concert is now set to take place on May 29 in Millvale, Pennsylvania.

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    I don't mean to sound negative, but I'd rather disembowel myself with a pencil than listen to these guys
    Same here. Once, a friend of mine showed me the video for "Stick Stickly". Once the chorus came in, i proceeded to kick him in the nuts and i never listened to any of their music since. It was most definitely the worst song i ever had the displeasure of listening.
    Agreed, and that video only gets worse. The autotune section? I really hope it was meant to be a joke
    Every time I hear this band I think of Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
    I think of Jim Carey every time. Mainly because they're his favorite band which makes me laugh..
    Meh. Cannibal corpse are awesome. They're always gonna get a ton of hate from people who aren't used to music that extreme. Such is life.
    I love how the whole metal scene is afraid to admit how god-awful this band is. AA is just as bad, though.
    crazysam23_Atax one in the Metal scene has a problem with saying Asking Alexandria or Attack! Attack! are terrible... The 13 year old dumbass scene? Maybe they have issues with it...
    im not mental
    for one last time. RIP crabcore.
    That's the most retarded way I've ever seen anyone play a guitar. I've never heard a single song from this band (save for the few seconds of this video) and I think I'm a better person for it.
    1:16 is what you're looking for. You're welcome. Also, god damn this is such a bad song. Like, BOTDF-tier.
    Not a fan, but it sucks to see bands that haven't done all that much call it quits.
    Good. They were ****ing awful.
    Gerard Way Jr
    I've never even listened to this band, but what's UG's need to celebrate every band they're not into that leaves? You don't gain anything from them leaving, you don't lose anything from them existing. I've seen people on /mu/ more forgiving than UG.
    All ever see on UG now is you replying to peoples comments telling them how they should be better people and to grow up and other such sanctimonious unpleasantries. Getting pretty old.
    We gain the knowledge that this 'metal' band will be no more, that metal is becoming better as a genre. Saying that, I don't really think of 'Metalcore' as metal anyway, so metal is pretty good where it is now.
    Well, I really enjoyed their first album but after the constant line up changes and the process into becoming a way more generic band, i'm glad they called it a day. They were pretty much beating a dead horse. *prepares for downvotes for being the only person on the website who somewhat liked their music*
    Could this year get any better?
    Let's hope BMTH and Asking Alexandria are offed next...
    A7x and BFMV wouldn't be bad too.
    I See Stars, Falling In Reverse, Escape the Fate, and Hollywood Undead to finish things off.
    I'd wanna see falling in reverse and escape the fate go just so people will shut up about who's better, though to be honest, I thought escape the fates 2010 album was pretty cool
    If BFMV puts out another god awful record, I'd be tempted to agree with you. As for A7X, They actually have some pretty solid records
    I've would've agreed with you on both bands until two days ago and I found out the newest BMTH album actually doesn't suck. If they could go back in time and not make the rest of their albums that'd be ace though.
    I used to like this song? Holy crap, what was I on...
    Watched until about 30, thinking "Ok, this is generic boring metalcore". But when that ****ing technopop chorus came in I lost my shit.
    Watched until about 30, thinking "Ok, this is generic boring metalcore". But when that ****ing technopop chorus came in I lost my shit.
    Just hearing the lyrics make you wonder how anyone thought they were "hardcore" in the first place. It was only about 2 yrs ago since I got sick of them, saw them at Warped Tour, and thought that their wall of death concept was lame, and they were all being a bunch of pricks about it. Anyways, to be brutally honest, a 12 yr old can write songs like these.
    Black Veil Brides are next.
    That would also be nice.
    A!A! were pretty terrible, but I actually think BVB's newest album is actually good. True, most of the songs have the same kind of vibe, like an anthemic chant, but it is good.
    Everyone needs to check out Beartooth, more punk based. Shomo wrote played recorded and released it alone. Really good stuff
    Hate all you want folks but some people did enjoy their music. Not disappointed by this and I never took their music seriously but they did have some fun stuff to listen to.
    I've never laughed so damn hard in my life until I saw this video. Thank God they're calling it quits!
    Never once listened to AA until just now when I watched the Stick Stickly video. I couldn't help but laugh myself out of my chair at the "singing" section drenched in autotune and tempo/feel change that comes out of ****ing nowhere. It's so bad that it's funny. The only downside to them calling it quits is that we will no longer have this band to laugh at.
    I honestly dunno how I got into them when they first came out.
    Sam Rulez D00d
    It actually wasn't generic back in '08 haha Kinda sorta maybe glad I listened to them back in the day just so that I can laugh at 7th grade me.
    THANK GOD. They should have called it quits when most of the band quit a while back. I was a fan of this band in 2008-2009 but the fact that they were still trying to push their new sound with a new vocalist and a different line-up was kind of extreme...
    I don't like any of the music they made, but damn you guys are HUGE dicks!
    They're the musical equivalent of circus clowns. Even saying that isn't 100% correct, because you're meant to take this band seriously, and that just isn't possible. Clowns know that they're meant to be laughed at, but this was an honest attempt at something serious that was an absolute misfire. If it was done tongue-in-cheek, poking fun at the genre, it would be somewhat acceptable.
    I love when apologists run out of the woodwork to defend bands/artists like this. Yes, Attack Attack! were moderately successful for having a degree of catchiness, but so what? Almost 90% of popular music is successful for that very reason, so that's a cop out. Unless you're the kind of guy who gives everything its due respect, chances are these same people would have no problem bashing Rihanna, so get over it.
    I just don't get the hate culture we have on the internet. It's cool that you don't like Nickelback/Fall Out Boy/Attack Attack!/other band it's cool to hate, but no one is forcing you to listen to them. It really doesn't effect you in any major way. Unless for some reason it physically hurts you to read about people liking bands you don't like(I'd go see a doctor about that). You say they're generic, and I personally think their music is boring as hell to play like a lot of the ___-core music, but rather than come bitch about online to people who don't give two shits what your opinion is I just don't play/listen to it. What is good music and what is bad music is subjective no matter how bad something sounds to you or me, it might sound good to someone else and as long as they aren't holding me down with a hot glue gun in one hand and a pair of headphones in the other I'm fine them listening to their music. The people on this site specifically act offended when a band they don't like continues to exist and make music, like somehow it's a personal affront to them! It's being mean for the sake of being mean and it's not cool, save that shit for Ted Nugent or someone else who actually does something wrong.
    I really didn't mind the direction they were going with their last album. Sure it was kinda generic and maybe a little immature, but still fun though.
    Not too big on these guys, but I did kinda like some of their stuff. Meh, I'll go back to listening to other "immature 13 year-old girl music" cuz I like dat shit. I accept that their are some huge boners that listen to the same stuff that I like, but I like it no matter how much hate it gets.
    You all hold their first album against them. It was a horrible album but seriously, they've matured since than...especially with Phil having been their vocalist...but with this, I have a feeling the Andrews will now join I Am Abomination which would be pretty great to me.
    Sam Rulez D00d
    I listened to their first album in 7th grade. I may have been stupid, but hey, at least I can look back and laugh. Seriously though, it's about damn time they called it quits!
    Yeah 2008...I think I was in 8th or 9th grade listening to this, along with Asking Alexandria and every other generic metalcore band alive.
    Was anyone even left from their first line up, anyway? Even if they didn't suck, it wasn't really the same band anymore.
    Jeez, for the fraction of a second I thought Massive Attack called it quits. Now THAT would have been a real shame...I don't care for Attack Attack!, though I must say that the crabcore video was quite hilarious.