NewsOctober 2, 2005 12:57 PM ET7,278 views

Burnt By The Sun lose drummer

As we speculated a few days ago, Burnt By The Sun have indeed parted ways with drummer Brandon Thomas, who joined the group a year ago following the departure of Dave Witte. According to the band, "Brandon is a great friend and has been for many years, but the scheduling just did not work." Details regarding a replacement haven't been disclosed.


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Konstrix 10/2/2005 10:04:27 AM

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jerkface 10/2/2005 10:05:58 AM

Shit. They better come up with someone as competent to replace him.

HumanSteamroller 10/2/2005 10:13:44 AM

Burnt By The Drummer. HAHAHAHA I AM SMART

AlbinoMim 10/2/2005 10:22:25 AM

I declined playing for them.

xtroyx 10/2/2005 10:43:20 AM

break up already.

twodegreesbelow 10/2/2005 11:03:50 AM

this band just needs to break up.

nowicks_hxc 10/2/2005 11:20:41 AM

break up or change ur damn name...this is going to sound nothing like BBTS by the time they get their shit together

HumanSteamroller 10/2/2005 11:35:10 AM

"this is going to sound nothing like BBTS by the time they get their shit together" How? How is this logical? The songwriting core is still the same. You, sir, are an illogical gay.

demoradiodotorg 10/2/2005 11:46:16 AM

I didn't think they would have found a better drummer to replace Dave Witte, but then they got Brandon Thomas. The only way they can trade up from this point is if they got somebody like Steve Gadd. Band is unfortunately dead in the water.

i_like_your_eyes 10/2/2005 12:06:04 PM

I had no idea this band was still together.

dutchstep 10/2/2005 12:12:02 PM

why don't people use the word "the" anymore? why is everyone like "dude is gonna get killed" or "band is fcked?"

Fetus_Puncher 10/2/2005 1:01:27 PM

Haha @ Human Steamroller.

scenepoints 10/2/2005 1:02:10 PM

why don't people use the word "the" anymore? why is everyone like "dude is gonna get killed" or "band is fcked?" - because you touch pre-pubesent boys...

xcowabungax 10/2/2005 1:46:16 PM

burnt by sun band is fcked, break fck up already

iplayinabandwithafatnegro 10/2/2005 2:21:40 PM


ChemicallyImbalancedSloth 10/2/2005 3:04:46 PM

god damnit why does such a good band have to end so horribly

onemanfistfight 10/2/2005 3:35:37 PM

That sucks, oh well.

Mortimer 10/2/2005 4:13:31 PM

Yeah, I don't understand why everyone is thinking they won't be the same, John and Teddy are still there and they wrote all the music, and they won't get someone that can't hold his own to Witte.

Dave2112 10/2/2005 4:57:27 PM

There are many drummers out there as good, if not better, then Dave Witte. I think BBTS will carry on and be awesome.

demoradiodotorg 10/2/2005 4:57:51 PM

How many drummers of fcking Brandon Thomas/Dave Witte caliber are out there just waiting for a gig? My guess is that it's closer to zero than it is to five.

Mortimer 10/2/2005 9:04:57 PM

Yeah, Brandon Thomas is the only person I can think of off the top of my head that can replace Witte/has a similar style. Maybe Lee Fisher from Commit Suicide. He's got the dynamics and control down.

terraformer 10/2/2005 9:47:55 PM

i should tell my old drummer. then again i told him to try out for today is the day and he slacked off.

hardware 10/2/2005 11:37:26 PM

So fcking wierd, I daydreamed this today and now it happened. that's fcked up. Was my favorite band until witte left.

xderekskix 10/3/2005 8:45:58 AM

wasn't he the only good part?

youisretarded 10/3/2005 10:26:12 AM

the reason why they wont sound the same has nothing to do with their songwriting core, it has to do with the fact that Mike and Dave were the defining aspects of the band.

emoxfag 10/3/2005 1:11:40 PM

let it go....

mobab 10/3/2005 3:07:20 PM

Who does drums for Ringworm's 'The Promise' and the new one? Victory says Chris Dora, but I thought he left the band after Birth is Pain?

Dave2112 10/3/2005 3:31:18 PM

Bullshit, thats like saying the only awesome drummers play for touring bands & EVERYBODY knows them. There are many, everywhere.

demoradiodotorg 10/3/2005 10:51:38 PM

To find an okay or stopgap drummer is one thing, but you're replacing two of the best drummers in metal. That's not what I'd call an easy fix.

stabface 10/4/2005 2:47:57 PM

how about this band just get real already and change there name to Sunburn.

bediddy 10/6/2005 3:38:00 PM

I tried out for BBTS a couple of years ago for 2nd guitar and am glad I didn't get the gig. Jersey is a stinkhole, the last album was weak and they lost Dave, the nicest guy in the band. But I wish the best for them!

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