Throats announced they were splitting up last night which is, quite frankly, a massive loss to the UK hardcore scene. Having released an incredible split with the band Maths and their own self-titled mini-album (which featured at number 21 in my albums of the year) earlier this year, Throats were one of the most promising hardcore bands in years. Sounding like early Converge, with some grind and d-beat influences thrown in for good measure, it's safe to say their sound was intense and furious They announced the news over their twitter simply saying, "THROATS IS DEAD. FUCK OFF." No reason has been given although they are apparently considering a farewell gig and are selling off all their merch for cheap over the next couple of days. They will be sorely missed.