Jun 2012 25

Australian drum & bass act Pendulum has split up after 10 years.

“There will be no further Pendulum live shows,” says Rob Swire on his Twitter account. “There are no current plans for a new album in 2013”.

Pendulum emerged as a drum & bass act in 2002, expanding and evolving their style over the past decade to range from electro to metal to dubstep.

Swire will continue to pursue his dubstep project Knife Party. “We’re having too much fun with this project. It’s also great because Pendulum towards the end sort of felt like we were doing it because we had to and that’s never a fun way to do music. Whereas Knife Party is pretty much solely us doing what we want to and if no one likes it we don’t care.”

Swire hinted at the possibility of a final Pendulum album, to potentially be released in 2014.


Pendulum Website http://www.pendulum.com
Pendulum MySpace http://myspace.com/pendulum
Pendulum Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pendulum
Pendulum Twitter http://twitter.com/pendulummusic
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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)


  1. Kyle K says:

    I am actually not surprised by this. Rob is “all in” on the dubstep thing with Knife Party. Kind of makes me sad because Knife Party sounds like any sample library I can buy online, whereas Pendulum was really trying to split the gap between dnb and rock. That is too bad.. I do dig the guitar type leads on rage valley (which I assume he did on the starr labs controller), but I loved Pendulum’s last record – particularly the collaboration with Swedish metal gods In Flames.. Of course wtf do I know? :)

  2. RicardoS says:

    It’s a shame they split. I started to listen drum & bass thanks to them, Pendulum was the first band that introduced me to that genre (and not to say to the mix of genres they made along the time), so I will wait for that album and I hope that they make something great and not something just for put a final period to the band’s life.

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