After just shy of two decades since their formation, the high-powered all-female quartet Crucified Barbara are hanging it up. The Swedes enjoyed a successful career, releasing four studio albums and touring the world since their formation in 1998. Grateful for the experiences, they announced their breakup.

The news came from the Crucified Barbara collective as they posted on Facebook with an official statement. Citing no animosity or the typical "musical differences" the band offered that "the joy of playing together got lost somewhere along the way," but that they plan to stay active musically. The full statement reads:

Hey everyone!
Today we are sad to say that a long journey has come to an end. Crucified Barbara were our dream and you all, made it come true!
The times we've had together as a band and shared on (and off) stage with you guys, leaves memories that no time can kill.
Our lives have parted and we need to move on. The last years have taken its toll on all of us and the joy of playing together got lost somewhere along the way.
But we are musicians at heart and the last chord is not taken for any of us, so we will probably see each other again, under different circumstances and in other variations.
Thanks to everyone we worked with during the years who believed in us when no one else did.
But without you, our fans, we wouldn't have seen the beauty and the strength of what rock music can do.
Thank you again for making our dream come true!
All the best and biggest respect!
Crucified Barbara
Mia, Klara, Nicki, Ida

Crucified Barbara's debut, In Distortion We Trust, was released in 2005 and netted the group their highest position on the Swedish charts, landing at No. 47. 'Til Death Do Us PartyThe Midnight Chase and In the Red round out the rest of the band's catalog, the last of which was released in 2014.

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