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Suburban Scum frontman quits, band goes on hiatus

Monday, January 09, 2017 8:28 AM PT


After ten years together, the future of New Jersey hardcore band Suburban Scum is in doubt. Last night frontman Ryan "Karebear" Taylor issued this statement:

"It brings me great sadness that I have to say this. I never expected this band to do anything and we were able to very literally tour the world from scratch. It's insane how much time has went by and the things we were able to do, see, and the people we were able to meet along the way. Something that will be embedded in our lives forever. I'd be lying if I said it hasn't felt the same for me in recent shows we've played. A certain sense of community I once felt that surrounded the band feels like it's starting to slip. There's too many people to thank that I could go on for days. So many people who've helped us along the way. I'd mainly like to thank my band for putting up with me. They are the talent. Today we had a show in Trenton and I showed up and the second I got there my heart started racing. I didn't feel right and this band is something I found solitude in. I had a panic attack and left the show to go back home without a word being said to anyone but my guitarist. I didn't feel right and im sorry to anyone who was let down by that or my actions this evening, or in the past, I take complete fault in that. The band carried on and played without me which is badass. This is something im very proud of and I thank anyone at all tor ever giving a shit. Maybe we'll see you some other time but at this point in time, that isn't promised. Thanks. 2007-2017"

Shortly thereafter, the band put forth this:

"The amount of love this band has received since our inception is astonishing to us. We've played the smallest basements to very large stages all across the world. We extend our sincerest gratitude to anyone who's chose to support us over the years because without you, we wouldn't have been able to cover as much ground as we did. To the bands, the promoters, and most importantly, the kids, we thank you. It brings us great sadness to say that we are unsure of our future as a band. Right now, the time just isn't right. Whether we play again is uncertain and it hurts to say that, but sometimes the truth hurts. It's been a wild decade people. Hope to see you around.


84 comments


anonymous
48 days ago
Karebear here. I had to quit. Applebees has 2 for 1 apps starting next week. I'm going to be busy.

anonymous
48 days ago
lol

anonymous
48 days ago
about time. what a piece of shit

anonymous
48 days ago
Didnt he gang beat some kid? But he has panic attacks, what a bizarre concept that he gets scared when he feels all alone, cute.

anonymous
48 days ago
2017 just started

anonymous
48 days ago
LOL @ wannabe tough guys having panic attacks. Grow up.

anonymous
48 days ago
Applebees employees are stoked to not cover Karebear's shifts.

anonymous
48 days ago
Who is gonna squash pit beefs now?!

anonymous
48 days ago
This band was around for 10 years and I haven't heard a single song by them. And now they're gone. I win. fck off.

anonymous
48 days ago
Haven't been able to back this band since they were involved in nearly beating a dude to death. Good riddance.

anonymous
48 days ago
Some of the worst vocals I've ever heard. Won't be missed.

anonymous
48 days ago
This dude is a penis pump

anonymous
48 days ago
The metamorphosis has begun. He's becoming Rick Ta Life.

48 days ago
Him refusing to be interviewed by Celine for Lambgoat was the nail in the coffin. Nobody cared about the band or him after that. You cant spurn The Celine and just expect things to carry on. You're done, boy.

anonymous
48 days ago
it's just a coke stroke, go home and watch some reruns of ink master to recover.

anonymous
48 days ago
" A certain sense of community I once felt that surrounded the band feels like it's starting to slip. "

It's funny how that'll happen when you and a couple of buddies attack a kid alone in a room.

anonymous
48 days ago
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH HAHAH

anonymous
48 days ago
2017 already off to a terrific start

anonymous
48 days ago
everyone laughs. Rest of band join Emmure.

anonymous
48 days ago
Turds turds turds turds Turds turds turds turds
Eat dicks, panic and feel alone with them

anonymous
48 days ago
ISIS head of public relations here. We claim responsibility for this panic attack. Praise Allah for we have won this war against the Subarban Scum, first fought when the Karebear attacked our interests at TIHC '15. Allah Akbar!

anonymous
48 days ago
Isis is launching panic attacks now? Need Trump to end these baseless attacks on our scene and Make HC Great Again!!

anonymous
48 days ago
Chris "Bridge Bear" Christie here

I am here to announce an important administration shake up:

I will be the new vocalist for Suburban Scum and Karebear will be replacing me as most pathetic fat guy in New Jersey

anonymous
48 days ago
fck SS listen to Raw Dawg
Tough love 2017

anonymous
48 days ago
CYC here we got beaut up in LA
Support your scene!

anonymous
48 days ago
lol you had a "panic attack" ?! are you a suicidal attention seeking teenage girl?

anonymous
48 days ago
Prozac here. Jumping into a bacon donut and heading over now. Help is on the way

anonymous
48 days ago
Hope he takes this time off to finally brush his teeth.

anonymous
48 days ago
Matt Pike here. Busy discovering The Oasis, an amazinglu underrated British band that sold a mere 40 million albums in the 90s. Anyways, today is gonna be the day that I'm gonna offer Subrban Scum to reunite. I'm sure you've heard it before but I'm a reunion tour is the best way to score $cene points. And yes, I do cheat on my wife.

anonymous
48 days ago
No raw dawg no care

anonymous
48 days ago
Joe HC here. Offering KB and SS a headlining reunion spot at TIHC. DM me. Can't talk til later because I'm jerking off to old Bane videos. Bedard makes me have multiple climaxs it's Bane level crazy!

anonymous
48 days ago
Spineless fckboy.

anonymous
48 days ago
"Didnt he gang beat some kid? But he has panic attacks, what a bizarre concept that he gets scared when he feels all alone, cute"

You win! fcking right! fck that pig!

anonymous
48 days ago
Fat kid rock

anonymous
48 days ago
Drowning End Of Flesh 2017 kings
325 most hated

anonymous
48 days ago
Suburbans c-m.

anonymous
48 days ago
So basically, no girls would bring him xanax and he had a panic attack as a result

anonymous
48 days ago
Drowning End Of Flesh 2017 kings
325 most hated

!hat? Go away, you illiterate.

anonymous
48 days ago
DON'T BREAK UP!

WE'D PREFER IF YOU KILLED YOUR FUCCKIN SELF INSTEAD.

BUT FIRST, GIVE HEAD TO THE TURD AS IT SLIDES OUT MY ASS. NOW, YOU'RE A BIG BOY AND THAT TURD WILL BREAK IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL. OF COURSE YOU CAN BEAT MY MEAT LIKE A DOG IN HEAT AT THE SAME TIME.

fck YOU CHOMO BEAR! GO DIE NOW.

anonymous
48 days ago
FAP GAG CHOMO BEAR

anonymous
48 days ago
sweet move, having a panic attack you pu$$y hahaha

anonymous
48 days ago
Bitch made ho.
Fight me in ct.

anonymous
48 days ago
Aww look at the big sad baby!

anonymous
48 days ago
Kris mission here, when I feel anxious I usually jump out of a window

anonymous
48 days ago
be careful who you cool guy at shows. every empire falls.

anonymous
48 days ago
FUCCKIN WIGGER CHOMO!

anonymous
48 days ago
Jonathan "Jason " Whittle here from vatican. YAHHHH EEEe AHHHH

anonymous
48 days ago
Jonathan "Jason " Whittle here from vatican. YAHHHH EEEe AHHHH

anonymous
48 days ago
Jonathan Jason whittle never fcked with this band. - Jonathan "Jason" Whittle

anonymous
48 days ago
Mr. Taylor, Vermont Teddy Bear Company® here.

Please call us.

anonymous
48 days ago
fcking good

anonymous
48 days ago
FREAKY FRANZ FROM TURNSTILE HERE:
Gaaaaadaaaam!! Karebear learn from me sagea i have 0 fckin talent i only jump like an jerk at shows and.people love it cuz im black i have nothing to do with the writing of the music of my band and im touring the world Lol

anonymous
48 days ago
webby will probably delete this when he gets threatened like with the Joe hardcore news post

anonymous
48 days ago
hes was a fat shoe shinning prick anyway

anonymous
48 days ago
no one cares, go get a job at hot topic.

anonymous
48 days ago
I hear Heavy Chains are looking for a new vocalist.

48 days ago
2017 is off to a GREAT start. Lets keep this ball rolling!!!

anonymous
48 days ago
Also in 2017, the return of Crosscheck.

anonymous
48 days ago
fck this kid, his shitty band, and all tough guy hardcore bands. May your life only get worse you piece of shit.

anonymous
48 days ago
Finally. Band sucked. Singer was too cool to everyone. No one should care. The end.

anonymous
48 days ago
Enough with the "on hiatus" shit - YOUR BAND BROKE UP, IT'S OVER.

On hiatus = so people will still buy your merch and wonder if you'll come back, and you can say you "took a break" when you come back to play This Is Hardbore 2020.

fck this band for their singer helping his friend beat a kid into a coma.

fck every person and band who supported this band after that assault.

anonymous
48 days ago
Good riddance. See ya later, fatass! fck that shitty ass band.

anonymous
48 days ago
Coma here : get back together, bring me customers.

anonymous
48 days ago
Quote from sucker"" I didn't feel right and im sorry to anyone who was let down by that or my actions this evening, or in the past, I take complete fault in that.""

Why don't you say that to the dude you jumped?

anonymous
47 days ago
LOL at the Freaky Franz comment: Karebear told me that personally once.

anonymous
47 days ago
^^ no one told you shit. You're a nobody. Your mom told me you're a fruit while I banged her and she made me a sandwich

anonymous
47 days ago
band breaking up to explore new partnership with Reality Kings on a new show where we go around to hxc shows and pick up female moshers in a suburban and then we bang. #SuburbansCum

anonymous
47 days ago
WIGGER CHOMO c-m TEETH FAT fck

anonymous
47 days ago
Hoping the best for these guys in the future. NJHC 4 LIFE

anonymous
47 days ago
I wasn't tracking that a DMS intern got panic attacks.

Anyways, another whatever band in the heap. Guys will go back to their warehouse jobs and Panera. Fat singer will add a SS pin to his Applebees apron for "flair".

anonymous
47 days ago
Here for the chinese whispers.

anonymous
47 days ago
"Chris "Bridge Bear" Christie here

I am here to announce an important administration shake up:

I will be the new vocalist for Suburban Scum and Karebear will be replacing me as most pathetic fat guy in New Jersey"

*cue "Living on a Prayer*

anonymous
47 days ago
Did somebody say McDonald's?


See, the joke is that he's fat. And a piece of shit. And fat.

anonymous
47 days ago
Karebear here. I had to take a leave of absence. Hollywood is calling once again for me to reprise my role as Francis Buxton in Pee Wee's DMS Adventure. c-mming soon to a theater near you.

anonymous
47 days ago
That's called a hardcore panic attack. Its when you realize that everything you've done has been for nothing and its time to grow the fck up

anonymous
47 days ago
After all that gay shit in 2015, NOW Queerbear wants to quit? Lol

anonymous
46 days ago
"That's called a hardcore panic attack. Its when you realize that everything you've done has been for nothing and its time to grow the fck up"

Too real.

46 days ago
Diabetescore 2007-2017

anonymous
46 days ago
Joe Hardcore here.

Karebear,now that you got a lot of time wanna LARP? I know a building out in Oakland we can use.

anonymous
46 days ago
anonymous1 day ago
WIGGER CHOMO c-m TEETH FAT fck
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WIGGER.
CHOMO.
CUUM TEETH.
FAT FUCCK.

anonymous
46 days ago
Fat Gerity here. My label RTF Records took a loss. I've been reppin' poser core since 2005. Queerbear porked my wife before I married her.

anonymous
45 days ago
I heard this guy voted for trump

anonymous
45 days ago
Flatspot records is not stoked

anonymous
39 days ago
This dude has never not been a pssy pretender