But it does not mean the end for the Aussie rockers...

Silverchair have parted company with their record label SONY MUSIC.

In a statement released on the official Silverchair website, Silverchair[/a]’s manager John Watson said: “Silverchair has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Sony Music over the last six years, but that relationship has now run its course. The company was unable to give the band the kind of future controls over their music which other labels are offering so it was simply time to move on. Silverchair and myself are very excited about the great new opportunities which are being presented to the band.”

In the six years the band have been signed to Sony, the band have sold almost six million albums across the world.

The band are confirmed to play at this year’s Rock In Rio festival in January 2001, and will record a new album soon after. Silverchair vocalist Daniel Johns is quoted on the site as saying: “I’ve been writing lots of new songs and I’m really pleased with how they’re coming together…I?m are looking forward to playing in Rio and to making more music together.”

The band are yet to confirm which label they will sign with in the future.