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Bury Your Dead replaces guitarist

Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:00 AM PT / 11,070 views
Bury Your Dead has formally disclosed the departure of guitar player Eric Ellis via the following press release: "Durability is often the key to a band's longevity, and where Massachusetts's metalcore high rollers Bury Your Dead is concerned, there's no exception. Speculation surrounding the longstanding hiatus of guitarist Eric Ellis has been accumulating since winter and topped out once longtime friend and (for some) former bandmate, Chris Towning, began appearing in Ellis' place at shows in late March. Soon after, the reformed lineup quickly established a positive working atmosphere and are now fully acknowledging Ellis's removal from his duties due to 'medical reasons and personality differences.' "'When a person's attitude and lifestyle change for the worse, there comes a time to let go and move on. A team is only as strong as its weakest link.' This goodbye solidified Towning's permanent position in the band. 'They were always one of my favorite bands to begin with, and we had been friends for awhile through bands and stuff. I'm here to have fun," Chris says. 'I think that's really what this band is about.'"

59 comments


withoutashield 8/30/2008 11:09:10 AM

Butter Your Bread.


BIGTAKEOVER 8/30/2008 11:12:55 AM

first no care


kniferevenge 8/30/2008 11:14:29 AM

Cant stand the new vocals there crap.


nahbrahdood 8/30/2008 11:19:33 AM

nooooo carrrree evvvvvverrrrr!! break the fck up!


xSeanHannityx 8/30/2008 11:29:45 AM

BARRY, YOU'RE fckING DEAD


palmertraces 8/30/2008 11:30:34 AM

bury your fcking diamonds


deadbabyjokes 8/30/2008 11:31:04 AM

'Medical reasons and personality differences' - "Dude.. Ever since you got ball cancer, you haven't been as pumped as the rest of us to bro down with Jada Pinkett Smith and Wicked Wisdom.. It's time to move on."


mongoosemayhem 8/30/2008 11:31:39 AM

"I'm here for the money, and I think that's what this band is all about."- chris.


Fatpipe_Mcpickledick 8/30/2008 11:37:49 AM

Bury Your fcking Band Homos. Four Year Strong is better.


lartsa 8/30/2008 11:49:14 AM

BERRY YER fckING BREAD


bananahammock 8/30/2008 11:52:58 AM

it's all because someone stole his bag of jewels


lloydchristmas 8/30/2008 12:08:06 PM

eric ellis probably figured out that you can't spinkick during a nu-metal riff....bury your dead circa 04 the good years....byd should just give it up


apossessedpoltergeist 8/30/2008 12:16:17 PM

...and then we cared


mickeyoneill 8/30/2008 12:42:29 PM

translation: someone had a coke problem


a_new_beginning 8/30/2008 12:50:17 PM

at least they have someone proofread their press releases ---- "Massachusetts's". Especially since most of them were from CT anyways.


Spike 8/30/2008 1:14:50 PM

Headline should read "bury your dead replaces vocalist"


dustybutt 8/30/2008 2:01:37 PM

metallica!


corebore 8/30/2008 2:53:04 PM

hahaha so marky mark is the only original member left? they seriously should drop the name.


face 8/30/2008 3:11:00 PM

"they were always one of my favorite bands" ^^^now thats a sad ass statement


LORDSHREDDER 8/30/2008 3:16:35 PM

Why do these guys refuse to die? fck.


haloxxxmoshcore 8/30/2008 3:17:05 PM

i bet he let the "n word" slip and the lead singer called al sharpton. fckin menace.


HolyNutSac 8/30/2008 3:22:03 PM

They should all together Cease to Exist.


forumdrama 8/30/2008 3:39:33 PM

""...I'm here to have fun," Chris says. 'I think that's really what this band is about.'" Nope, this band is all about profitting from teh MOSH! But, eventually the drones will stop caring.


xperineumx 8/30/2008 4:37:09 PM

Anything post-Cover Your Tracks is terrible. Break the fck up.


chicken_gang_bang 8/30/2008 4:50:06 PM

too no care


truthsayer 8/30/2008 5:18:58 PM

STOLEN BAG OF JEWELS SONGS


SyracuseMetalNerd 8/30/2008 6:58:29 PM

Is it really hard to find a guitar player who can play this talentless garbage?


Shit_Hawk 8/30/2008 7:22:23 PM

Does anyone like this band anymore?


EndWellFan2007 8/30/2008 7:22:45 PM

Anyone and Everyone who talks shit on this band is retarded.


asaf 8/30/2008 7:53:00 PM

what a waste of time reading this. this band needs to shuttle off to outer space with this guy above me blowing smoke up their ass


xseanx 8/30/2008 7:53:42 PM

chris is a good guy. much love to byd


plaguebearer 8/30/2008 7:55:12 PM

towning is good people


eos_emissio 8/30/2008 9:02:40 PM

Retire please, and Endwell, STFU. This band is a joke and is comprised of nonsensical, mindless pseudo-tough bullshit.


xfightmex 8/30/2008 11:32:50 PM

fck all of you gays. bury your dead is the hard shit. good friends of mine. you're all lambgoat pussies. fight me homos.


GirlScoutCookies 8/31/2008 12:17:39 AM

HAHA @ xfightmex


TylerDurdenTylerDurden 8/31/2008 3:10:24 AM

xfight me is fcking br00tal as shit.


bensy 8/31/2008 3:50:54 AM

*cares* - no one ever.


ShaolinLambKiller 8/31/2008 7:18:27 AM

terrible goddamn band


xgiant_douchex 8/31/2008 7:26:24 AM

I just bought the last album... Nothing wrong with a bit o' nu-metal! lol


bretcrunklin 8/31/2008 10:15:37 AM

do they even have any orignal members?


foresters 8/31/2008 12:31:55 PM

"xfightmex 8/30/2008 11:32:50 PM fck all of you gays. bury your dead is the hard shit. good friends of mine. you're all lambgoat pussies. fight me homos." pssy ass gay come fight me!


fuckyourxs 8/31/2008 1:33:02 PM

Ummm, who?


YouGotScanned 8/31/2008 2:45:19 PM

Chris Towning rules. Suffocate Faster, dude.


jihad 9/1/2008 12:24:07 AM

HolyNutSac 8/30/2008 3:22:03 PM They should all together Cease to Exist. I fcking love Cease 2 Exist!


severedintwo 9/1/2008 1:52:25 AM

SIC BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


waddya_mean_eugene 9/1/2008 2:52:24 AM

byd is decent but ultimately.... /snorefest


xaepx 9/1/2008 11:32:31 AM

Chris Towning is an awesome dude, I'm happy for him being in this band.


TheFall44 9/1/2008 11:37:23 AM

It sounded like they were talking in third person... Or didn't even sound like they posted this...


bighairyrandomguy 9/1/2008 9:00:38 PM

BYD are great dudes, I wish them the best! And mike is an awesome frontman and stand up guy! Newest album is good too.


Dead1986 9/2/2008 2:26:40 AM

dont care band sounds like disturbed with breakdowns


slaytyricon 9/2/2008 9:53:38 AM

this band just got one gay lighter but that doesn't change much


nocareever 9/2/2008 5:04:58 PM

Suffocate at a Reasonable Tempo of Your Choosing


xfightmex 9/2/2008 9:47:47 PM

foresters - bring it you little gay bitch. you're probably moshing in your room to white chapel right now. ill fcking BEAT YOUR ASS you lambgoat loving pssy


macdaddy 9/2/2008 9:54:09 PM

Love al of yous gaygie nayers, you must be touring in your dreams(mostly wet never been laid !) how the fck can you claim to know shit. favorite song in my room? Matt was and is awesome so is Mike. Adios mnfers.


pumpgasinhell 9/2/2008 10:33:52 PM

since when is making money in a band a bad thing?? so many of you still bitch about that. Go where the money is not hard times and stinky vans!!


pumpgasinhell 9/2/2008 10:51:34 PM

oh and I think it's funny how friends of bands get so bent outta shape when people talk shit on their buddies band. NEWS FLASH!! not everyone likes every band fcko


mylittlepony 9/4/2008 12:14:55 AM

i quit my job yesterday.


poopaloop 9/4/2008 1:18:43 AM

I masturbate using my own blood and I will still never be as tough as these guys. Bury Your Gay


Snoopy2 12/18/2012 12:55:16 PM

Funny how this guy's life keeps on taking the downward spiral





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