Sad and shocking news popped up earlier today as member of straight edge hardcore punk act TRIAL posted a message that the band is ending their adventure later this year! Founded back in 1995 in Seattle, disbanded for the first time in 2000 and then re-united in 2005, TRIAL are calling it quits for good! They will play an insane final US show with the legendary BURN, Vancouver’s TRUE IDENTITY and California’s PURE on October 10th, 2015 at the legendary 924 Gilman St venue in Berkeley, California (buy tickets at this location).
Photo by Matt Miller.
The band released a statement to let us know it is the end of the road:
This is not a joke…even though The Hard Times posted it and they are promoting the show, this is not satire.
Trial is calling it a day and our last show in the US will be on October 10th, 2015 (10 Years and a day after our Seattle Reunion Show on October 9th, 2005). We’ll be playing one of the greatest punk clubs of all time, 924 Gilman St., with the greatest Hardcore band of all time, BURN! Also joined by True Identity and Pure. It can’t get much better than that.
This is absolutely the last show that I will be playing with Trial in the US, word is bond.
TRIAL released “Through the Darkest Days” in 1996, “Foundation” in 1997 and “Are These Our Lives” in 1999.
The band’s frontman Greg Bennick did an extensive interview for IDIOTEQ in December 2014 – GO HERE to check it out.
TRIAL have just wrapped up their European tour with BY THE GRACE OF GOD.