The Gates of Slumber have announced today that they are calling it quits. The band has been together since 1998 and the recent tribulations of Jason McCash, the bassist for the band, recently leaving have put the pressure on Karl Simon the vocalist. Karl Simon has confirmed that they are not going to continue with this statement:
"Some of you may have noticed that Jason [McCash, bass] quit THE GATES OF SLUMBER this past week.
"So, yeah. it's done.
"I always said I'd never go on doing THE GATES OF SLUMBER without Jason. I don't think anyone ever really believed it, but yeah, it's done. I did start the band, but McCash has been my best friend for the last 20 years, the last 10 in this damn band. He wrote amazing music and was a killer person to be around on the road.
"Somewhere about three years back, shit started to change, and it's ended with him quitting. I'm sure he needs the break, probably from me... I'm starting to *kind of* get the hint.
"So yeah. It's done."