New Bauhaus album will be the group's swan song
With the release of its reunion album, Going Away White, in March, Bauhaus will quite literally go away, joining Bela Lugosi in the rarefied state of being dead. The group rode the Coachella train to a 2005 reunion tour, and despite entering the studio with "nothing prepared," came away with a new record for the fans.
But drummer Kevin Haskins, citing an unknown "incident" to Billboard.com, announced that the group would not be touring behind the record or collaborating on any future projects.
"Some of us just felt that we didn't want to carry on as a working unit," Haskins explained.
Bauhaus did the goth rock thing long before it became an exercise in self-parody. Not so much gloomy as it was detached and vaguely threatening, Bauhaus' music served as a primary inspiration for groups like Nine Inch Nails, with whom Bauhaus toured last year. They premiered the songs "Adrenaline" and "Endless Summer of the Damned" (song title of the year?) on that trek, both of which should appear on Going Away White.
"It's something we're very proud of," Haskins told Billboard about the new record, "and we feel a lot of people will be interested to hear it."
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