This past Summer, it was revealed that both vocalist Chris Clancy and keyboardist Drew Stavola parted ways with Mutiny Within. Though the NJ prog-metalcore group had made efforts to find a new singer, Mutiny Within have ultimately decided to take a break, perhaps permanently.
The remaining members of Mutiny Within announced that they would be disbanding for the immediate future via the following message posted on Facebook:
“It saddens us to announce today that we are taking an indefinite hiatus. We’ve been searching the globe for a replacement vocalist for most of the year, and we’ve come to a point where we simply can’t afford to pass up other opportunities any longer. We want our fans to know that we tried to avoid this any way we could. To reach you all around the world with our music has truly been a dream come true, know that we would continue this journey right now in a heartbeat if we could.
We will be updating the MW pages and our personal pages as we start to announce new projects, touring work, etc. Also, we are still on great terms with Chris and have discussed releasing some 2nd album material in the future. Thank you for all of your support throughout the years. MW fans are still the best out there, we will be keeping in touch with you guys.”
It’s very unfortunate to hear of Mutiny Within’s indefinite hiatus. The group’s debut self-titled album was one of the most underrated albums to come out in 2010. However, though the album received a big push from their label Roadrunner Records, they were plagued with numerous drummer shakeups and tour cancelations, not to mention trying to break big during such a bleak time in the music industry. In the end, it would appear that losing their singer finally did them in, at least for the time being.