We have some sad news. Remember that SpongeBob-themed metal band, xSPONGEXCOREx? Well, they have announced their departure from the Bikini Bottom hardcore scene.

“We're laying down the instruments for now heading back to our full time jobs at the Krusty Krab!,” says xSPONGEXCOREx in a post on their Facebook.

Pre-orders are now available for xSPONGEXCOREx's final release, 'Brutal…er Bikini Bottom Beatdown.' Check it out here (first 100 pre-orders get a free poster).

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AP first introduced you to xSPONGEXCOREx back in September 2014, when the metal group released their debut track, “Right Where I Want You”—a play on the “CHOCOLATE!!!” episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.

We gave you more in February, March and July of 2015 as xSPONGEXCOREx continued to accummulate fans under-the-sea with the roaring track “Look At It!” (ugly episode), the unbearable Bold And Thrash EP and, of course, the classic single “At Night” (graveyard shift episode).

All of the band's music are available on their Bandcamp here.

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Full statement:

“I've always been a firm believer in never overdoing things.

Unfortunately, even though just a mere two months ago I said we weren't going anywhere, our time is up. The ideas have simply stopped flowing, 2 years ago when I started this project I didn't expect to make more than the first 5 tracks, yet, two years later here we are with 4 EP's, 30 tracks, and over 40 minutes of the most xXBROOTALXx music to ever come out of the Pacific Ocean. I don't want to have to try and create/force ideas, most of these tracks came naturally with just a simple flowing thought that I was then able to physically create. (Which is super rad!) But, my thoughts aren't flowing like that anymore and haven't been for a while. My ideas have been elsewhere with other projects and other things and I don't want to try and force more material because anything forced will never be sincere or the best of quality. So, we're laying down the instruments for now heading back to our full time jobs at the Krusty Krab!
(This doesn't mean a live show will ever be out of the picture though, I promise  <3)

And with that, I present to you xXBARNACLEHEADSXx: 
The third and final installment of Bikini Bottom Beatdown entitled “Brutal…er Bikini Bottom Beatdown”, and it includes everything we have ever made! 4 EP's, 30 tracks, over 40 minutes of pure xXBROOTALITYXx! There will be xXNOLIMITXx on how many copies will be made. How ever many are preordered is what gets produced! 

This will more than likely be the last thing we ever press so if you haven't gotten yourself a CD yet, here's your xXCHANCEXx! All proceeds, as usual, will be donated to various charities helping different causes all over the country/world!

First 100 preorders come with a xXFREEPOSTERXx  <3

PREORDERING ENDS DECEMBER 1ST

http://xspongexcorex.storenvy.com

Thank you to anyone who has ever offered an interview, made a review, shared the music or showed it to their friends, bought merch or CD's, it means the world to me honestly  <3 I'll always be here posting stuff and interacting with y'all! Thank you so much for the past 2 years, I could never be anymore thankful for it.

STAY xXBROOTALXx”

Some quality Facebook posts from xSPONGEXCOREx: