It looks like the pendulum may have finally stopped swinging for good. In what may come as a surprise to the EDM community, Rob Swire announced a halt to any further performances or albums to come from his drum and bass rock band Pendulum. Recently, Swire changed his twitter bio to read, “There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013.”

Pendulum’s end may come as a huge blow to electronic music fans, but the reason for the split is so Australian duo Rob Swire and Gareth Mcgrillen can focus on their explosively successful project, Knife Party. Swire gave reasons to the halt in a recent interview with a radio station when he said, “The Knife Party thing is going so well, we really don’t feel like going back to Junior high anytime soon. We’re having too much fun with the project. It’s also great because Pendulum towards the end sort of felt like we were doing it because we had to and that’s never a fun way to do music. Whereas Knife Party, is solely us doing what we want to, and if no one likes it we don’t care.”

Knife Party’s Rage Valley EP is slowly climbing the charts, and they have already made themselves a must-have act within the festival scene performing at Ultra Music Festival, EDC Vegas 2012, and are set to perform at North Coast Music Festival. Some fans are disappointed, and some think that this was a good move on their part. What do you think of the end of Pendulum.