Seattle goth punks Aiden have address internet rumours alleging that they have split up and that guitarist Nick Wiggins has left the band.
"Aiden is very much alive and NOT broken up," reads an official statement from the band. "Yes we have been taking some time off. We have been spending our days with family and friends at home in a completely different environment from the world we have grown accustomed to living in over last few years. In fact we are on the cusp of recording our next full length, due out early 2011 on Victory Records. Get Ready
"Nick did not leave any of the bands he plays for," the statement continues. "Not Aiden, nor William Control, and certainly not his new band Me Vs Myself (He is the hardest working man in this industry, he is also a Zombie and will eat your face just for think that.)
"Earlier this year we had to cancel a UK/European tour on account of the other band we were coming with dropped out of the tour at the last second. We tried as hard as we could to salvage what remained, but in the end, we lost. Such is life. My grandmother used to say, 'Well, you win some, and you lose some'. All is not lost, we have re-booked the UK portion of this tour and are headed over there at the end of November. (I'm sorry Europe you're going to have to wait just a little longer.)
"If you live in the UK, the dates are posted here. Please Tweet, repost, tell your friends. Aiden is coming for you, we are working as hard as we can to get there and if we all believe hard enough, nothing can get in our way!"