Gaza, the grindcore quartet from Salt Lake City, UT, has officially disbanded. The band released the following statement:
“Gaza is no longer a band. A big thank you to anyone that has supported us. Some of us will continue to make music together.”
This announcement comes about seven months after the band released their third album No Absolutes In Human Suffering back in August 2012. It has also been about two months since frontman Jon Parkin was accused of raping a woman in Idaho only known by her Tumblr username “amindfullofoyu”, which ended with both parties coming to a resolution and the woman apologizing, though what actually transpired is still unknown.
We don’t want to make the accusations against Parkin the main focus here, but one can’t help but wonder if the incident was somehow linked to the break-up since it didn’t happen too long ago. It could also have had absolutely no bearing whatsoever and the members (especially Parkin) probably don’t want to bring the incident up again. We won’t know until we hear from individual members.