Death Grips announce split

The group will still release their double album 'The Powers That B' but have cancelled all future shows

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Death Grips have announced their split.

In a post on their Facebook page earlier today (July 2), the hip hop group wrote that "Death Grips is over". They added that they will still release the second part of their double LP, 'The Powers That B', but that all their future shows have been cancelled. The band, which comprised Stefan Burnett aka MC Ride, Andy Morin and Zach Hill, wrote:
we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album "the powers that b" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend.

Death Grips recently released the first half of a surprise double album, called 'Niggas On The Moon', which featured samples of Bjork's vocals. The album can be downloaded for free via the Death Grips Facebook page. The record was the first installment of the double-LP, 'The Powers That B'. The second part is titled 'Jenny Death'.

The album is the band's first since last year's 'Government Plates' which followed 2011's 'The Money Store' and 'No Love, Deep Web' as well as 2011's 'Exmilitary' mixtape.

Bjork said she was "thrilled" to feature on the record. Writing on her Facebook page, she said: "i am proud to announce my vocals landed on the new death grips album ! i adore death grips and i am thrilled to be their "found object" ! i have been lucky enough to hang and exchange music loves w/ them and witness them grow !! epic : onwards !!".

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