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Former Bury Your Dead Guitarist Eric Ellis On Trial For Racketeering Charges

Former Bury Your Dead guitarist Eric Ellis is on trial in Jacksonville, FL in connection to a series of gang-oriented crimes; including home invasions, bank robbery, assaults and more.

Ellis (who played with the band from 2004-2008,) and Maynard Kenneth Godwin are up for racketeering charges related to a gang they were allegedly deeply involved in dubbed “The Guardians” — an outfit alleged to be inspired by the fictional outlaw biker club featured in the “Sons Of Anarchy” TV series.

More from the proceedings, including a list of accusations, etc. can be found over at


  • the hidden agenda

    That is some nutty shit right there.

  • schuler

    Keepin’ it real goes wrong in Jacksonville…

  • adamonfire

    I can see him pass as a Tig.

  • damn (your mom’s balls)

    dude’s gotta get paid. I’m surprised he wasn’t able to survive on his weekly salary from Bury Your Dead alone. Such a shame when a world class musician succumbs to the temptations of drugs and violence. He could easily funnel that negative energy by writing another groundbreaking dun-dun-wee hook for his band. The world loses another hero.

  • cma3585

    An ex member of Bury Your Dead in a gang??? This is my shocked face :O

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    That’s some fucking funny stuff right there! Inspired by a T.V. show! What a dumb-fuck; maybe he’ll be inspired by the Big Bang Theory next year!

    • adamonfire

      You mean create a product for people think they’re being smart and witty because it deals with nerd humor when really it’s one of the worst products to make it to market in recent history? TBBT = Crocs + Snuggie of TV.

      • Stereotypical Evil Archer

        Yeah, The Big Bang Theory sucks. I can’t stand it. And yes, I get all the jokes, but they’re so forced it’s painful to watch.

        Once he’s out of jail maybe he’ll start a gang inspired by Jersey Shore and act all guido and shit.

      • schuler

        adamonfire, sometimes you come with the bullshit on here, but this comment just made you and I best friends. Best friends forevs and evs. Fuuuuuuck that show.

      • allichs

        I’d fuck Penny’s non-existent brains out

      • picobo

        I could care less about that show… but you should definitely check this one out: and fap away ’till your IQ blows up!

      • adamonfire

        So that means that you care about it…

      • picobo

        …and I also care about you adam, of course!

  • Farts

    Lived in Jax for three years(2004-2008). That’s all.

    • WURST

      OOH AH-AH-AH-AH!!!



  • Lifeseclipse

    Is it safe to assume that he had the idea for all of “Cover your Tracks” Book and Liner artwork on that album?

  • wyldweasil

    “Hold the hand of a liar”

  • southpawchew

    How will this band replace such a talented guitarist who jams the open chords all song long?!

  • killsteve

    considering that they already did, 4 years ago, you look like a retard.

    • killsteve

      Yea, that was for southpawchew. now im the retard

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  • wearesorta138

    So he’s in an M.C full of dudes that constantly whine? Sons of Anarchy isn’t exactly what you’d think of when you ponder “Bad Ass Motorcycle Club.” Might as well start an M.C based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • kturl69

    BURY YOUR FUCKING DEAD! dun dun, dun dun. BURY YOUR FUCKING DEAD! dun dun, dun dun. CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG. *Song ends* Love those dudes!

  • jdogg

    I was at a show in Milwaukee a few years back, and he got his ass jumped and beaten the shit out of outside the venue over some stolen jewelery. Got what was coming to him now. Don’t mess with gang shit dumbass

  • mirrorBaLLin

    this might be the coolest thing i read on theprp in months, however SOA is not that cool.. “The Shield” was the shiznit and SOA is just a cheap rip off of it.
    Watch it and you’ll know what I’m talking about fools.