Well, that was a pretty short lifespan. After six years and only two full length albums, Dutch occult band The Devil’s Blood have announced via their Facebook page that they’ve disbanded. “As of the 22nd of January 2013 The Devil’s Blood has returned into nothingness,” the statement reads. “All planned rituals will be cancelled. No interviews will be done. Consummatum est.”
The band’s members included Selim” SL” Lemouchi, who was the main songwriter and guitarist of the band. His sister Farida (“F) joined as vocalist shortly thereafter. Alongside Royal Thunder and Blood Ceremony, The Devil’s Blood were part of a mini-trend several years ago with female-fronted bands that combined psychedelia, metal and dark lyrics. While their debut album was released in America on AFM, it was their sophomore album, 2011’s The Thousandfold Epicentre, that put them on the map in the states. The album was released on Metal Blade, and brought them to a larger audience. They were on this past year’s Decibel Magazine Tour, which made news when their bus driver reportedly robbed and stranded them. There’s no reason given as to why the band have broken up, but you know how brothers and sisters fight sometimes.