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Warbringer Parts Ways With Drummer Nic Ritter, Statement Released

American thrashers Warbringer have announced the departure of drummer Nic Ritter from the group. Nic Ritter played his final show with the band on Friday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood alongside Sepultura and Angra. Warbringer guitarist John Laux commented on the departure by saying:

"Nic Ritter is an incredible drummer and we wish him the best of luck! I know he made a lot of friends around the world and I just want everyone to understand that our decision to part ways was mutual and necessary. Nic has worked very hard with us over the last two years and we are grateful for his contributions musically and his commitment personally on the road."

Nick Ritter added:

"I felt like it was time for a change both musically and personally. All is good between the guys and myself as this was a mutual decision. I wish them the best in the future and with the next album."

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1. silvermountains writes:

hope the best for him, and soon Warbringer returns to the road more brutal then ever.

# Jan 15, 2011 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pablogomez writes:

NOoooo! why? such a good drummer probably the best in the new generation of thrasher. it'll be very hard to replace him.

# Jan 15, 2011 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ThrashattheHeart writes:

He's so incredible. This really hits me hard as a huge Warbringer fan

# Jan 16, 2011 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

ya this definently suxs, luv warbringer...saw them with pestilence last year...great show

# Jan 16, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

What are these guys the new Dimmu Borgir?

"We''ve toured for five months with this drummer and recorded one album with him...NEXT DRUMMER!!"

That's the second drummer and theyve only had two albums. Thank god they found an equally talented guy as the first, but he changed the sound drastically when he showed up; still good, but it took a minute to get used to. And now theyre about to do it again. :P

# Jan 17, 2011 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

These guys are ALWAYS on the road touring. It takes it's toll on everyone.

# Jan 17, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

I considerd him the best new thrash drummer

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8. Sadistic saint writes:

Whoa wtf. i totaly missed this peice of news. why would they do this. he was so freaking amazing,

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