ATOMA - To Take A Break2013-07-05
Atmospheric post-metallers Atoma have announced that they will take a break to focus on studies, education and take care of their families. The band have issued a statement and you can read it below. Obviously, this won't be good news for the ones who loved their debut release Skylight. The band was currently writing their second album.
The band's statement: "Atomic friends, we have been forced to put AtomA on ice for a while. As nationalism, racism and neoliberalism is on the rise in Europe we fear the well being of our families these coming decades, since we are immigrants in Sweden. Therefore we've been forced to put aside music to focus fully on studies and high education in order to be able to take care of our own when and if the shit goes down in these western countries. It pains us that we've had to take a break in the middle of writing the next album, but right now we must work and study hard to protect our families and loved ones from a very uncertain future."
"We don't know when we'll be back, but you'll find out here on our Facebook page. We thank you deeply for the support you've been showing AtomA so far and we hope to be back soon to continue developing the vision we had, to create challenging albums that is no slave to any genre, but free to explore and roam through the universe of sound without imaginary prisons. See you soon."
Skylight won both Best Debut Album and Best Post-Metal Album at Metal Storm Awards 2012.