Ontario-based post-hardcore band Alexisonfire have now called it quits. Band member George Pettit comments on the reason and feelings behind the break since vocalist Dallas Green’s intention to support his current City & Colour project:
“…Under The Knowledge Dallas was leaving, we completed the Dogs Blood EP and toured Europe, Australia, and Canada. Our last show in St. Catherines, Ontario on December 19, 2010 was poised to be the last Alexisonfire with a lineup as we knew it. In the mean time the rest of us discussed the future of the band. After much deliberation, We decided to continue and attempt the difficult task of replacing Dallas, but time got the best of us. Over the past six months we dealt with a litany of personal issues, which pulled us further and further from Alexisonfire.
In addition to that, Wade was asked to join another band and he felt it was an opportunity he would like to pursue.
Replacing one guitar player/singer/writer was something we thought was possible, but replacing two would run the risk of seriously perverting the legacy of what we had achieved…”
According to the band, the breakup was not amicable. A full statement from the band can be read on their website. The band released their final EP, Dog’s Blood in 2010.