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Nick Barker Quits Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes

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Less than six months after joining Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, drummer Nick Barker (ex-Testament, Cradle of Filth, etc.) has left the group. Here's the official word:

"Atrocity and Leaves Eyes are sorry to inform you that Nick Barker cannot continue to play with the bands due to a drastic change in his private life. The bands wish Nick all the best in his future life and we hope that he will feel better very soon! Drummer Peter Hornung stepped into the breach for Nick at short notice for the shows at the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium and Rockmania Festival, so that the band was able to play the shows."

Source: Lambgoat

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

Cradcle of Filth? :P

I swear man Nick goes throuhg bands like I go through bottles of Jack!

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

"we hope that he will feel better very soon!"

doesn't sound good...

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. AE writes:

Inside sources I know have told me cocaine has a lot to do with it.

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Damn! If it is coke then it wouldnt surprize me, but if its cancer or something then that sucks! Hope that either way he gets better.

# May 29, 2008 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. No One writes:

Nick is one of the greatest drummers alive, I hope his decision to leave was that he didnt want to be remembered for being in Leave's Eye and Atrocity. He's a great talent and I sure hope it's not due to illness of sort. Rock on Nick!

# May 29, 2008 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Someone writes:

Nick would be one of the greatest drummers dead as well

# May 30, 2008 @ 6:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Who quits What?

# May 30, 2008 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

Are you sure this ain't the dude who used to be in Blink 182??? lol
That guy is Nick Barker, too....hard to believe this is the same guy, though.
Blink 182 is a huge departure from Atrocity or Leave's Eyes...
I personally don't care for Leave's Eyes....and I like most Euro-metal.

Iron Maiden - Wasted Years -

# May 30, 2008 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Txmetalhead writes:

Haha - I messed up - it is Travis Barker from that awful emo band - Blink 182- I was thinking of...lol
Forget you heard that last statement...haha

# May 30, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Hey, txmetalhead, is it just me, or is the beginning of Wasted Years and Megadeth's Washington Is Next! the same damn thing?

# May 30, 2008 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Txmetalhead writes:

I wouldn't know, man...I haven't heard Washington is Next yet...haha.
I do love Wasted Years, though. It would not surprise me in the least if Megadeth copied Iron Maiden's riffs...A7X are making a career off of it. Ripping off Maiden, Priest, and Metallica.

# May 30, 2008 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. oldschoolthrasher writes:

ive known, nick for over 20 years, it has nothing to do with drugs or cancer, it is a marrital problem, which hopefully can be sorted, the guy is feeling quite low at the moment so cut him some slack, he will be back awesome drummer

# Jun 1, 2008 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hope that whatever it is he gets things sorted out.

# Jun 1, 2008 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dark_Funeral writes:

hes awsome. hope he gets better.
he also did good work in dimmu borgir

# Jun 1, 2008 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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