On Day 31, Year 83, Angels of Hellfire will take the stage for the last time. Over forty years (forty-three an a half, to be exact) since the first time they were ever announced to a crowd by the moniker, they will be announced for the last time.
Senia "The Siren" Urban (Senia Larcombe, back then) and Taryn "The Enchantress" McLoughlin have played alongside each other for over forty-five years, Richard "The Urban Legend" Urban joining them for the majority of that time. During their tenure, the trio has amassed a huge fan following, many of whom trickled over to support the Urban offspring in their musical ventures (daughters Natalia and Chelsea are one half of Hellfire & Damnation, youngest Madalynne has channeled her success with Touching Fire into a solo career).
After nearly half a century, McLoughlin simply states, "It's time." Urban (Senia) agrees. "It's reached that point where it's no longer 'Yes! Time to hit the road!' and it's starting to feel a little more like a job, like an obligation. We always said, when it stops being fun for us, there's no way it will be fun for the fans. We owe them more than the three of of standing up there because we have to."
"That's not to say that we're doing this tour because we have to," McLoughlin adds. "Knowing that this is our last tour, knowing that we're sharing this with our fans - most of whom have seen us fifteen, twenty times, who've been there since the beginning, who are the same age and we are and can understand where we're coming from, we're having a blast."
So what will our favorite rockers be up to, if they're not out there bringing us the hits anymore? "We have seven grandbabies now," Urban says in reference to her husband and herself. "And who knows how many more will be coming our way over the next few years. It's time to be around for them." In addition, Urban will resume her position as president (her son Troy is the current acting president) and CEO of Siren Call Records, spending more time producing for other artists.
McLoughlin, vice president of the company, says that she will likely live a life of leisure. "I have quite a few grandchildren myself - one of them is Senia's too, actually. But you know me, I'm not the grandma type. I'll be acting as the cool aunt to them as long as I can."
One thing's for sure - this group will remain around music for many more years, hopefully someone can talk them into giving us more.