Dirge Within Break Up Once Again

Dirge Within previously announced their return back in April 2017, but now it seems that reunion has been short lived. Shaun Glass confirmed the news in a new statement, which also mentions that he is working on a “very metal” new project.

Glass said the following:

“It’s finally time to share with you some updates…

First and foremost, as many of you have rightly suspected, Dirge Within has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to resurrect and recreate something that once was. It takes more than one man to be a band, and when I recognized that, it was over. Experience has taught me that when you try to recapture the past, it’s never the same.

It was time to repent.

Together with a group of new people, I have formed a new band, and it’s definitely very METAL. It’s all still in the very early stages, but the writing and creation of NEW music has been taking place in Chicago. We’re not ready for a full reveal just yet, but we will reveal the lineup and details in due time, when there is music ready to share.

It is an exciting time, and while I know that some will be disappointed to hear that the Dirge Within revival is no more, I want all of you to know that I appreciate each and every one of you. For all who have followed my journey through many musical projects, and to those who have joined me as a part of my past bands…

REPENTANCE is upon you!

Shaun Glass


Dirge Within Release New Version Of “Memories”

Dirge Within have released a newly recorded version of “Memories.” The track is now available in digital outlets with an unofficial stream available below:

Shaun Glass commented:

“Things have been moving slow and steady in our camp since reuniting this spring. After announcing our first show back, we jumped into the studio to record a new version of ‘Memories,’ tapping the mighty Joel Wanasek (Machine Head, Righteous Vendetta) to mix the improved single. We appreciate all of the kind words we’ve received since announcing our resurrection, and will keep everyone posted on our next steps.”

Dirge Within Announce Their Return/The Bloodline Retire

Dirge Within have announced their return. With the band set reunite, The Bloodline, who feature members of Dirge Within, will now be retiring. You can read about that and watch a video from the group below.

“They say that time can heal many wounds, and for DIRGE WITHIN the past five years have proven that true. People grow, and people change, and for this band of brothers from the American Midwest, a half-decade apart has come to an end with an unexpected reunion and the prospect of unfinished business ready to be addressed. DIRGE WITHIN is back!

“After five years of not speaking, Shaun and I decided it might be cool to meet up and talk – just to make sure we could be in the same room without throwing punches!,” said vocalist Jeremy “Jerms” Genske. “We had a couple drinks, talked about old tours, and hashed out our previous issues. I acknowledged my role in the split from DIRGE WITHIN, as did he. Eventually, the idea came up about a revival of DW, even if it was just to jam the old tunes for fun.

We all met up at the rehearsal studio in Chicago a few weeks later, and once we started playing, it almost seemed like there was never a break. Almost. Some spots sounded even better than the first time around, while others needed some polish. What was certain is that there was definitely a buzz in the room. A full blown rebirth? Only time will tell how far we’ll go, but Goddamn, it feels good to play the tunes again!”

“Yes it’s true – Jerms and the guys are all back in the saddle! Chuck, Frankie, Mike and I are throwing it down hard as nails, and Jerms sounds fantastic!,” added founding guitarist Shaun Glass. “After just a few jams of our previously material, everything has been slamming. Strangely enough, it feels like we’ve never stopped. The past has been put behind us, and we’re hopeful for the future. Stand by, as we’re looking to level some stages very soon!”

Prior to the hiatus, DIRGE WITHIN’s recorded works included “Force Fed Lies” (eOne), the “Absolution” EP (BTR) and “There Will Be Blood” (Rocket Science Ventures). All three releases are available to stream on Spotify, or to purchase at major retailers such as iTunes and Amazon. Live activities included tours and one-offs with the likes of Trivium, Fear Factory, Devildriver, Dope, Kittie, Whitechapel, Static-X, Gwar, Product of Hate, All That Remains and more.

In the time since, members of DIRGE WITHIN performed alongside vocalist Travis Neal as THE BLOODLINE, releasing one album, “We Are One” via Another Century/Century Media. That project is now retiring to the shadows as DIRGE WITHIN readies for the next chapter. As time has proven, doors can open, close and reopen once more.

Look for more news from DIRGE WITHIN to come in the near future.

Jeremy “Jerms” Genske – Vocals
Shaun Glass – Guitar
Frankie Harchut – Drums
Mike Sylvester – Bass
Chuck Wepfer – Lead Guitar”