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10 años son suficiente

octubre 24, 2009
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Hace algunos instantes me disponía a subir un post sobre una de las mejores bandas que he escuchado en mucho, mucho tiempo. En alguna parte escribiría acerca del monumental disco que grabaron en el 2008 y como su sonido asciende estrepitosamente en un torbellino de refinamiento con cada nuevo material ¿hasta dónde chingados van a llegar?

Y me entero de que se disuelve. Un nomames involuntario se me atora en la garganta. Pienso en la banda como un héroe caído, pero recuerdo inmediatamente que nunca se trató de ello. Por el contrario, Ogre es un villano, nacido para aplastar a los presuntuosos paladines de la música actual y mantener un poco el equilibrio en la balanza.

El mundo ya no necesita más héroes, géneros impronunciables, rapidez, tecnica, o pseudo complejidades intelectualoides.  Necesita música hecha con pasión, honestidad y huevos.

Ogre cumplió 10 años y tranquilamente ha anunciado su separación. Y desde lo profundo de mi resignación me alegro por ello. Me alegra no tener que verlos caer en la mediocridad.  El suyo fue un discurso de 10 años y 3 discos que retumbará mucho tiempo más.

Gracias Ed Cunningham, Will Broadbent y Ross Markonish.

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Si quieres escucharlos:

Plague of the Planet (2008)

OgrePlague

El siguiente texto está tomado de StonerRock.com y es el discurso oficial de despedida de la banda:

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From OGRE:

After much band deliberation and discussion, OGRE has decided that our tenth Anniversary show (September 12 at Geno’s in Portland) is going to be our final US gig and, essentially, the end of the band. This decision to dissolve the band was not an easy one to come by, but we feel it is the right call. At this point, there is too much going on in each of our lives to sustain OGRE at the level of quality that our fans expect and deserve.

And, before people decide to jump to conclusions (as is often the case when these things happen), we want to make clear that this decision was entirely mutual, all three of us agreeing that this was the right time to bring things to an appropriate conclusion. We have accomplished a lot of great things during our ten-year run, playing with too many amazing bands to mention, recording three well-received albums, and of course, touring Japan last year. We are proud of what the three of us have been able to do (especially considering how little we started with!), and we thought it would be better to end things on a high note, rather than fizzling out, as so many bands do.

With that in mind, we have decided to turn the tenth anniversary show into something of a “last waltz,” giving the band and our fans one last chance to jam out and celebrate together. We have a lot of surprises and special treats planned for this show, and if we can pull everything together in time, it’s going to be a night to remember. Suffice to say for now, it’s going to be an entire night with OGRE, including three (yes, three!) full sets of fan favorites, cover songs, and OGRE rarities. We really hope that as many OGRE fans, past and present, near and far, will come out and celebrate with us on the 12th, so please make sure to keep checking our MySpace page for more details as the gig approaches.

Even though we have decided to make this our final US show, that doesn’t mean you’ve heard the last from OGRE. We will continue to work on the deluxe vinyl reissues of our three albums, which are slated for release by Iron Kodex Records (Germany) in the fall and are going to be absolutely killer. In addition, before we made the decision to dissolve the band, we were in the process of planning some European shows in 2010, and we fully hope to honor those obligations. Clearly, the OGRE is a tough beast to slay.

Finally, we just wanted to say thanks to everyone, world-wide, who has supported OGRE over the past ten years. We hope to see some of you at Geno’s on September 12!

One Comment leave one →
  1. octubre 27, 2009 1:20 PM

    muy buena banda que retomó los viejos patrones que siempre prevalecerán y marcarán en cada época de la música. Es una pena que se separen cuando aún los empezaba a conocer. Pero han dejado un legado para enamorarme del buen stoner clásico, y llorar por la separación. Buen aporte tinaco. Bajando.

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