Posted in metal | music on March 23, 2010

108 at Santos Party House (photo by Justina Villanueva)
108

... Aside from the practical side of being in a band with members spread throughout different continents I have found myself struggling to find my place within 108 due to the personal evolution I have gone through. I still find myself, at my core, aligned to the spirit of 108 but I am no longer comfortable with what 108 represents to most people and how that aligns to who I am. Over the years I have tried my best to disregard that aspect of being in 108 but I am tired of answering the questions about it and, more importantly, wrestling with how I address it personally without misrepresenting the rest of the band. We are a band with meaning but not a band defined by a meaning. What does that mean exactly?

... 108 has been a critical part of my life and helped me navigate many personal traumas and crises. Triv and Vic are two of the most honest, sincere and heartfelt people I have ever had the honor of knowing and creating music with. They are two of my best friends and I hope to always have them as a part of my life. We wrote some songs that will always be at the core of my being and for that I am grateful. Many other people played a role in what 108 was and all that we created and to those people I will always be grateful. It is just time. In my heart I hope that in the near future we have the opportunity to play those songs again, at least one last time, and honor what the band and the songs have meant to us. Only time will tell if that happens. If it does great, if not I will have many amazing memories.

Thank you for caring.

With love...
Robert Fish

Read the full statement here. 108 will reportedly make a final live appearance, though details on that remain to be seen. The new album, 18.61 is due on Deathwish soon.

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Comments (18)

right on Rob!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:02 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymoose | March 23, 2010 1:03 PM

i remember getting the equal vision catalog and being scared of these guys. the track off the anti-matter comp was great though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:07 PM

Mix riffs of Black Flag with Cro-Mags and you got 108. Seriously, one of the better live bands in hardcore.

Deathbed still gives me chills.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:12 PM

1:03: go back to searching for MGMT's new album.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:13 PM

Krishnacore is SOOOOO played out!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 1:24 PM

saw these old men open for Snapcase a few years back. Even Alan Cage on drums couldn't save them.

Posted by JT | March 23, 2010 1:27 PM

I remember eating vegan pasta with him in like 1992 at a show in some warehouse on Long Island... Love me some 108 and Ressurection.

Posted by Ken | March 23, 2010 2:22 PM

Was the warehouse PWAC?

Posted by The Mighty KC | March 23, 2010 2:46 PM

I remember drinking seltzer with these guys outside gilman st.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:11 PM

i remember being backstage with 108 doing coke off the back of some 14 yr old girl with a baby gopal tee.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 4:02 PM

I saw 108 for the first time 16 years ago in Camden, NJ. I never missed one of their shows after that. Even New Beat from a Dead Heart gave the newer signed hardcore bands a much needed kick in the ass. Whatever happens, I wish them all of the best.

Posted by Sam M. | March 23, 2010 4:02 PM

i was at that pwac show. if i recall some of their equipment got lost (or broke down) but they still managed to do a few songs. and agreed with 1.12 on "deathbed"!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 5:36 PM

Rob Fish yelled at my brother at a 108/Chokehold show. My brother was pissed but I thought it was funny :)

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 5:39 PM

I remember eating Nag Champa with these blokes back in 97 off a copper plate balanced off an old ladies head dancing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 12:49 AM

foeer this band is the best new music ive ever heard. heard them play way back in early 09 and literally was knocked on my back. have listened to them nonstop since. you are fools for letting this pass you by. these guys will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


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Posted by دردشة | October 3, 2010 9:24 PM

Some really great photos here. I'd never even heard of 8-bit music before so thanks for enlightening me! Jim.

will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


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Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 8:20 AM

I saw 108 for the first time 16 years ago in Camden, NJ. I never missed one of their shows after that. Even New Beat from a Dead Heart gave the newer signed hardcore bands a much needed kick in the ass. Whatever happens, I wish them all of the best.

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Posted by منتديات | November 3, 2010 2:21 PM

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