The important news as such to start with- we'll split the band.
And it's damn hard to put this into words. Agathodaimon has been my steady companion during the past years, since its foundation in 1995.
Looking back, many things changed since then, others stayed the same- we always kept our core principles and our band philosophy in focus. And one of its main aspects was to always strive to deliver the best result possible. But this means that dedication and a good amount of time is needed, and that's what I currently can't deliver.
Having a family (2 kids) meanwhile, I can either choose between them or the music.
This may sound trivial at first, and I did my best to check all available options and possibilities. But in the end it became obvious that I can't continue with the band on a level that it deserves, that can still aim to "deliver the best result possible".
So, after thinking about it for quite a while and discussing this with the other boys, we agreed it's best to lay the band to rest. (It should be noted that also some other members partially face similar obstacles that would prevent bigger activities at least for next year)
It is a hard decision for me, but it would be foolish to pretend I could give both band and family proper attention the way things are currently. And working on the next album half-heartedly... that's not an option and in the end, it would not be fair to the fans or our philosophy.
Yet, this might not mean the band is gone forever. Things and circumstances change... It's not sure the band might continue at a later date, but yes, we wish for it, so there's a chance we'll come together again, some day. And continue where we left off, with new strength and energy.
(I also doubt I am able to stay away from making music anyway...)
Speaking of it, some of us will start/announce new projects sooner or later, we'll keep you updated about it.
Thanks to all those who supported us over the years.
Sathonys / Agathodaimon
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