The King Blues have revealed today (April 3) that they will call it a day.

After three studio albums, with a fourth previoulsy thought to have been due for release in July, the band have released this official statement:

"We are all immensely proud of our body of work. We will be releasing the last The King Blues album entitled 'Long Live The Struggle' as the final chapter. The album will be released in early July 2012.

"We simply feel we have taken things as far as they can go and it would be unfair on you if we were to go through the motions like so many other artists do. We all believe strongly in what The King Blues stands for.

"Can we take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support, love and passion down the years.

Long live the struggle

In solidarity,

The King Blues"

There currently is no news on the band's fourth release.