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Hate Eternal drummer leaves band

Monday, March 27, 2006 10:30 PM PT

Hate Eternal drummer Derek Roddy has announced his departure from the band. Roddy has issued the following statement:

"Real life situations have forced me to resign as a member of Hate Eternal. I can on longer afford the expenses of touring. I have put much thought into this for the last several years and kept coming to this conclusion. I must be able to afford the quaility of life that I enjoy, and thus far... touring in extreme bands has not allowed me to do anything other than go into a financial hole. Every tour has put me in finanancial burden. Now, I'm not complaining (because I never expected to "make it" playing metal) But, I cannot continue to pay to do it either!!! Too expensive. Besides, I value the scene and would rather give my music away than be insulted at the end of the year with a $600.00 royalty check. This, in no way, means I won't be recording and releasing extreme music. In fact, you will hear more from me (as I now have the freedom to do what I want when I want). I wish Hate Eternal the best of luck."


3/27/2006 10:32:40 PM
first post

3/27/2006 10:34:26 PM
"I value the scene and would rather give my music away than be insulted at the end of the year with a $600.00 royalty check." idiot logic like that ruins metal.

3/27/2006 10:34:55 PM
*edit* ruins music in general

3/27/2006 10:34:58 PM
worst news that band could ever get.

3/27/2006 10:36:02 PM
fcking shitty

3/27/2006 10:37:42 PM
god that sucks ass

3/27/2006 10:37:46 PM

3/27/2006 10:50:00 PM
hes leaving HE to help out with shit for ron jarzombek/Blotted Science stuff, which is awesome for him and jarzombek and alex webster cuz the band is gonna kick fckin ass.

3/27/2006 10:52:01 PM

3/27/2006 10:53:38 PM
wow. real bummer.

3/27/2006 10:58:44 PM
tis a sad day for metal

3/27/2006 11:01:19 PM

3/27/2006 11:17:11 PM
its one thing if the guy is juat being a dick about money, but he is saying he can't afford to PAY to play this kind of music. who the fck wants to pay to play death metal for a bunch of unappreciative hessian gays like yourselves?

3/27/2006 11:26:14 PM
^^^ WORDDD (in the voice of mark e mark)

3/27/2006 11:36:14 PM
i dont need to explain my statement. quitting because you cant afford to live that lifestyle anymore is one thing, coming back and bitching about how youre insulted by the pay in the same statement is another. amazing drummer though this sucks.

3/28/2006 12:06:22 AM
I think what he's trying to say is "I'm an amazing drummer who could make tons of money playing in fall out boy, so fck hate eternal."

3/28/2006 12:40:00 AM
" Now, I'm not complaining (because I never expected to "make it" playing metal) But, I cannot continue to pay" sounds like complaining to me!

3/28/2006 12:40:29 AM
sucks...this music sucks

3/28/2006 12:40:33 AM
Band is done for they will never find a guy as good as him.

3/28/2006 12:46:06 AM

3/28/2006 12:57:39 AM
Dave Witte needs another project!

3/28/2006 1:32:43 AM
Very shitty indeed. Gay.

3/28/2006 1:51:44 AM
terrible news, amazing drummer. I love HE but hopefully he brings out some equally good shit

3/28/2006 1:57:01 AM
john longstreth wins.

3/28/2006 2:15:59 AM
That is terrible news. But the fact is the music buisness is not what its cracked up to be. Every so called rock star you know is in debt. Good luck Derek.

3/28/2006 2:27:07 AM
Maybe he could sell like half of his toms and pedals to raise some money

3/28/2006 3:20:20 AM
wow. that fcking sucks.

3/28/2006 5:42:35 AM
Next, there will be a fcking paypal to up his royalties. Killer drummer but a sellout defeated by the road, pssy. Who cares if your in debt, It's fun!

3/28/2006 8:00:26 AM
dudes like in his mid 30s...you have to realize sometime in your life when to cut your losses and call it a day. thats just reality.

3/28/2006 8:21:50 AM
maybe he will join a good band and make some money now

3/28/2006 8:24:29 AM
i love the kids that condemn someone for not going into debt when they hit their 30's. Get out of mom's bastufft for a few minutes...boo hoo he's going to give his music away what an jerk....you guys are a joke.

3/28/2006 8:29:12 AM
fck em' he's a wierdo anyway....

3/28/2006 8:40:50 AM
going 30,000 dollars in debt to go on a tour were you aren't as appreciated as much as you deserve is shit. seems like good logic when you're 30.

3/28/2006 9:00:09 AM
Mikecole, you are a fcking moron.

3/28/2006 9:00:35 AM

3/28/2006 9:13:42 AM
at least hes not going the bitch route and turning into some image rock radio rock gay. roddy ruled all.

3/28/2006 9:26:48 AM
It's easy to whine about his decision when you're typing at your comfortable computer desk. There's more to life than a gay metal band. Grow up.

3/28/2006 9:56:39 AM
The bottom line is, no matter what his reasons are, he doesn't have to justify it to anyone. When you quit a job, you don't have to give a statement. The statement is for all the hessian-gaylords that are now going to cry "sell-out."

3/28/2006 10:00:28 AM
ive never heard the term Hessian gaylord used more often

3/28/2006 10:16:37 AM
this sucks big time

3/28/2006 11:27:25 AM
he was the reason i loved this band.. hes endorsed by all his drum companys and does solo work.. how is he still in financial trouble. bad choice

3/28/2006 11:35:25 AM
Man, this sucks. The band just won't be the same without Roddy; he was seriously like 70 percent of their sound.

3/28/2006 12:58:44 PM
$20 bucks says schedule conflicts with hate eternal and that project hes doing with Ron Spastic Ink had something to do with this. Id do the same thing if I was in Dereks shoes.

3/28/2006 2:01:50 PM
Aren't Hate Eternal supposed to be touring soon? Tim Yeung or Boss DR-880, whichever's cheaper.

3/28/2006 2:29:10 PM
I AM SEEING HATE ETERNAL IN ONE WEEK!!!! Don't quit now Roddy. *cries*

3/28/2006 4:52:24 PM
shitty news...

3/28/2006 5:23:51 PM
what a pssy...

3/28/2006 6:27:15 PM
Half of you are alright, the other half have no concept of life. If this guy wants to have a comfortable life, he deserves it. He owes you shit.

3/28/2006 7:35:33 PM
i can say i saw hate eternal with roddy. i am satisfied

3/28/2006 7:44:00 PM
this truely is terrible....i mean, this drummer really did a lot to make them sound so much different than all the other metal bands in their genre.....seriously get over it

3/29/2006 12:05:20 AM
*imagines half of lamb-goat crying* ... gays