British progressive metal act BEECHER have reformed almost five years after splitting up, with plans to play live shows in 2011.

The band has issued the following statement:

“Summer 2011 sees the 10 year anniversary of the start of Beecher.  We disbanded suddenly, during our most active period, playing just one ‘goodbye’ gig, at which more than 100 fans of the band were rejected at the doors of the already over-capacity venue.

“Having had five years of reflection time, and considering the aforementioned fact that our tenth birthday is fast approaching, we have decided to reform, playing a handful of shows over the course of 2011 – the first of which will take place on April 29th at the Star & Garter, in our hometown of Manchester.  The rest are as-of-yet unconfirmed.

“Not only are we excited to do this for ourselves, but we’re also keen that any Beecher fans that didn’t manage to see us at the time, get the opportunity to witness what we do best!”

Formed in Manchester, England in 2001, BEECHER released two full-length albums during their career – 2003’s BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL and 2005’s THIS ELEGY, HIS AUTOPSY – garnering widespread critical acclaim.

The band also toured the UK and Europe with the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NORMA JEAN, DARKEST HOUR, ISIS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and more, building up a loyal fanbase in the process.  The band announced their split in early 2006, shortly after the release of THIS ELEGY, HIS AUTOPSY.

Now, after five years of waiting, BEECHER have reformed and are in the process of booking live shows for 2011, with the first set to be at The Star & Garter in the band’s hometown of Manchester – the very same place in which the band played their last show before splitting up in February, 2006.

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