Trigger The Bloodshed announce new drummer

Fans of extreme metal will be aware of the rapid rise of South West death metal dudes Trigger The Bloodshed. The more astute of you will know that their drummer, Max Blunos is realy young, and exceptionally talented!

Sadly though Max has decided to leave the band. The statement from the band below explains why, and who will replace him...

Some of you may of heard rumors flying around over the recent weeks about Max leaving the band, we can now confirm that these rumors ARE true.

For a little while Max has felt he has not been fulfilling the genre of music he wanted to persue with a band, although he has enjoyed every moment with Trigger he felt his heart was not in the music and has now gone on to fill this void playing and creating music in a genre he is more passionate about.

There are no hard feelings between Max and the band, he is still one of our best friends and we wish him all the luck and success in the world with his future projects. Now comes the question of who is to replace him.

After speaking to a few people and trying out a few promising musicians we were contacted by drummer Dan Wilding of legendary death metal band Aborted who offered his services to fill in for us during our upcoming Dominatour. After emails back and forth Dan expressed interest in taking over the drums full time.

Dan learnt the songs, came to practice and he became the drummer for Trigger from the time the stick first hit the skin for the first blastbeat of The Great Depression.

We are stoked to have Dan join the band. He has fitted in straight away and we can't wait to hit the road with him and play some f**king heavy riffs.

Make sure you come check us out with Dan over the next month on the Dominatour along side Annotations of an Autopsy, Burning Skies and Viatrophy.

For those of you who don't know Dan or his skills behind the kit here's a little video to whet your appetite.

More updates coming soon

Chris Barnes

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