In news we or anyone else didn’t see coming, Melbourne hardcore rock act PAGAN announced this morning the end of the band as we know it. The band dropped the shock news early this morning in an obituary post on Facebook:
With a heavy heart, we announce the death of the rock and roll band Pagan who passed away peacefully in their home of Melbourne today, aged seven glorious years. The band leave behind a cult of beautiful followers and friends, a critically acclaimed album; Black Wash and memories of some of the wildest tours, shows, parties, late nights and dance floors imaginable; vivid to some, vague to many, but fond to all.
The Pagan family (sister, Nikki Brumen and brothers, Matthew Marasco, Xavier Santilli and Daniel Bonnici) would like to extend its truest thanks and praise to the wonderful team of exceptional individuals; booking agents, record labels, publicists, recording engineers, visual artists, promoters and managers who believed in the band enough to want to play a part in keeping the band alive and well for so long. Each of you have been instrumental in developing the band’s music, ideas and messages to reach some unimaginable heights and places that only existed in their dreams.
Above all else, the family’s eternal love and gratitude is sent to each and every single member of the Pagan cult. Without your faith, support and heart, there simply is no cult. Thank you and bless your wonderful souls to no end.
Details of a final ceremony; one to end all ceremonies, will be announced this evening at the stroke of 6:00pm (AEDT). Friends, family and cult members alike are encouraged to attend and pay their respects to celebrate the life, death and legacy of Pagan for one last time.
PAGAN (2013 – 2020)
In Love and in Death,
The Church of the Black Wash
While we at Wall of Sound are deeply saddened by this shock news, we thank Nikki Brumen, Xavier Santilli, Dan Bonnici and Matt Marasco for their music over the past seven years. The band are set to announce a final show/tour later today. Stay tuned for details on that shortly.
Pagan – Final Show
Feb 22 at The Curtain, Melb