Sadly, German dark hardcore band Alpinist has announced their indefinite hiatus, in the form of a Facebook statement. After the success of two LPs, Southern Lord reissues, the split LP with Masakari and heavy touring, the band has decided to take a break, with no indication as to when exactly they will return but only a promise that they “will definitely be back”. Read the statement below.
we're making it short: alpinist is taking a break.
personal reasons led us to this hard decision. but we feel that the reason we have spent the last five years and almost 300 shows together, named friendship, was close to be falling apart and we had to make compromises to keep this band running. we need some time to talk about everything and will definitely be back at some point in the future.
all upcoming shows are cancelled. we are really sorry for that.
for now we can just say thank you for all the support you've showed us within the last almost six years and especially on the last tour which has been unbelievably amazing. we couldn't have had a better time. THANK YOU!
we will definitely be back!
alpinist is, was and will always be
julian, hendrik, benny, flo