Workshop disbands!

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Mumbai’s “funny band” Workshop has just called it quits. It was only recently that Riju Dasgupta, bass player, announced that he would be quitting the band to concentrate on his other project Albatross. And just as the note released says, Riju, along with Sahil and Hamza, were the main guys in the band, and without that equation, it didn’t seem right anymore.

Here’s the complete note they released via their Facebook page:

After almost 4 years as a band, releasing 1 album, playing tons of shows and filling the internet with video blogs and other madness, we who are Workshop have decided to call it quits. This was a very hard decision for us to make and we have long pondered over it. Workshop has been a part of all our lives and we will forever cherish our moments together as a band and the support we’ve received over the years from friends, family, fans and any other catagory of people we may have excluded.

Workshop in essence was Sahil, Riju and Hamza. It just doesn’t feel the same anymore and it would be wrong to continue the project without us being 100% into it, it wouldn’t be fair to us or the fans. So we feel that it is time to call it quits.

We were in the process of writing and recording our 2nd album and while we don’t know what to do with the music but we are goign to complete the recording process and then take a call if we should release it or not. But for now the band Workshop is now over. So we put down our yellow hard hats and undress ourselves out of the jump suits or ‘broiler’ suiits as Demonstealer once called them and we hang them up high.

We loved every minute of this awesome journey and we received so much love and support and even braved the critisim we often faced about ruining metal/music by adding humor to it, but given the chance we’d do it all over again. Workshop was an extension of who we are as people and when people are not there anymore it cannot be Workshop.

We’re rambling now, but that is mainly because it is always painful to say goodbye. So stay funny, stay fantastic and we’ll see you on the dark side of the spoon.

Signing off,

And also check out this very creative farewell message to fans.

Click here to view.

Headbangers India wishes the band members all the best with their other projects. As for the rest of you, the post for humor-metal band is now currently vacant. Think you can give it a shot?

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