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Brutus Drummer Commits Suicide

According to Metalfan.nl, Dutch death metal drummer Maarten "Ploegbaas" Luysterburg (BRUTUS, ex-GODDESS OF DESIRE) took his own life on Tuesday, October 24. He was 25 years old.

In a posting in the guestbook section of BRUTUS' official web site, the band confirmed Luysterburg's passing, stating that "the weight of the world motivated him throughout his life but in the end got the best of him." Maarten was said to be very focused on his mental recovery during the last couple of months and had a lot of things to do in life, which made this turn of events even more shocking for those close to him.

Services for Maarten "Ploegbaas" Luysterburg will be held on Monday, October 30 in Etten-Leur, Holland.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. godlike writes:

And another one...

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Thrash Banger writes:

Can we see some good news?
It seems that a band member drops dead every other day

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rue writes:

R.I.P dude.....

How many heavy metal deaths have we seen posted here on metalunderground in the past few weeks? Five...? One is too many...

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. jnsguts writes:

damn, another one......HIMMM!!!!

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Terminator writes:

this is starting to get annoying.
RIP Maarten

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. godlike writes:

Ok, so is this the new "in" thing or what.. ? Wow..just when I thought, I was having a bad year..

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayerdisciple writes:

goddamn wats with all the deaths?

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Scorched_Earth writes:

Sad...recently happened with a friend of mine brother, he was determined to die to the point where he planned it out weeks ahead of when he did it and lied to everyone so he could create the opportunity.

RIP, and best to Luysterburg friends and family. It's a selfish and sad thing to do and sad that someone could be so Distraught.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

What gets me is how young some of these kids are. I mean, metal is aging and so are its founders, so we will continue to see more deaths of some of the early era bands. But many of these latest rash of deaths have been in their 20's, and that's really a shame.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R.I.P. writes:

That sucks

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. friscodrums67 writes:

this is becoming an epidemic, european metal , something's up! devil worship?

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

wow..the death toll rises...HERRR!!!!!

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Night_terror987 writes:

damn that sucks RIP.

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ....And Death In My Arms writes:

how many f***in people are going to die i mean seriously this is the sixth one this year and i hope this is that last.

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 5:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ....And Death In My Arms writes:

i think i spoke to soon

another death in the metal community

reports that bassist and founding member of ROSE TATTOO Ian Rilen lost his long suffering battle with bladder cancer.

Rilen died this morning (Monday, October 30) surrounded by friends and family.

With a career spanning thirty years, Rilen helped shape the sound of Australian hard rock in the '70s and '80s, playing with ROSE TATTOO where he wrote the Oz-rock classic "Bad Boy for Love".

Not happy with the direction ROSE TATTOO were taking, Rilen left to form X (not the L.A.-based punk rock group, but the Sydney-formed, Melbourne-based rockers) in 1977, where he launched a full-scale sonic attack on the masses.

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 5:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Mashel writes:

wow. it seems that death metal is staying true to its name.
people really need to stop dying.
especially musicians.
seeeriously
R.I.P

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HAHA writes:

what a douchebag. suicide is for the weak so good riddance weak fool. i guess we should thank him for getting out of the gene pool.

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Your Mom writes:

The hate parade will be arriving in 3, 2, 1....

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Scorched_Earth writes:

HAHA-

I understand your perspective, from a perspective of non understanding I once had about this issue. If you are unclear on the concept, depression, illness, etc is not a controlled aspect of that person's life. Illness moves at it's own pace and depression is a metal disease. The people afflict with such things often aren't making rational choices.

If someone were to commit suicide 'just because' then yes, they are weak. But someone who is suffering from a metal disorder like depression is not making well thought out decisions about what they should and shouldn't do. If it were someone close to you, I doubt you would say what you're saying...

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. edge-of-forever writes:

scorched earth, i was reading your comment and came across the term "metal disease", which i pretty much regarded as a typo. but then i came across yet another "metal disease", which begs the question, is depression really a metal disease?

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. www.olafvancleef.org writes:

www.olafvancleef.org

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Red_Chord writes:

It still is very weird that all that is happening lately...

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Alex.... writes:

Whos next?? GLen Benton??? Mick Thomson ??????????

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Strictly4DK writes:

It is sad that another musician took his life and I do feel for the family but I respect the man's decision to end his life. I don't see it as weakness if a person sees the terrible atrocities the human race commits upon one another and, therefore, rejects being a part of this specie/world. We allow an adult to make every decision about their life except when to end it. And I understand that depression plays a large part in suicide. But I believe in some cases we peg mental illness onto someone just because they may have a different mode of thought on life than us.

Either way RIP

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. amongthedead writes:

dude, this is f***ed up....i mean, damn..its hard to belive that all of these young f***ers can just die on us while ozzy is still walking around. they should look at him and have enough motivation to stay the f*** alive because of all hes been through, and yet still remains with us.

# Nov 2, 2006 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. phrygiandoom writes:

Amongthedead: Ozzy still lives; but he's dead inside.

# Nov 2, 2006 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. hannah writes:

metal should be for life

# Nov 10, 2006 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Necrowizard writes:

Death to posers! Hail the Necrowizard!
www.yandex.ru

# Nov 10, 2006 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Azazel_Begotten writes:

didn't the deaths start with Jon nodtviedt? The hell?

# Nov 10, 2006 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. airalex8 writes:

dude R.I.P how many times a f***ing dummer dies

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Kirstyn writes:

R.I.P Maarten "Ploegbaas" Luysterburg

It is sad that yet again another good drummer leaves us. but sh** happens and a$$holes cauz it. Don't dwell on the past just remember the good things and make the most of the time we have left in this f***ed up world. sh**....at least we have music!

# Nov 14, 2006 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. metalmaniac8666 writes:

DUDE WTF?! How many band members are goning to die? This is sad and starting to get annoying. Yeah Hell the PRINCE OF DRAKNESS Ozzie is still alive and more or less well and these young guys need to look at him and stay around. Maybe there's a conspiracy going on in the death metal bands?

# Nov 15, 2006 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Thunderbird IV writes:

Haha this whole sequence of drummers dying is much like spinal tap... very funny but horribly tragic when you come back to reality. Also, depression is not a metal disease, because not all metal fans experience depression. You are really giving us a bad wrap by saying that it is OUR disease, and you are as bad as the people who stereotype us. I believe the best type of subject for a poem (or song) is melancholy whether it be depression, sickness, or heartache, but to say that we are all depressed? It is stupid

# Nov 15, 2006 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hellrazor1373 writes:

why would yuo do something like that when you had a great band going... good bye to another ledgend

# Nov 18, 2006 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. allthehel writes:

its not just another death, he lives lon g .....

# Nov 24, 2006 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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