Matt Wolfe

Ex-Byzantine Drummer Matthew Wolfe Has Passed Away


Byzantine have relayed the sad news that their former drummer Matthew Wolfe has passed away. A statement recently issued by the band on the matter this past Friday, December 17th can be found below and reveals that his death was related to his lengthy battle with addiction.

We are deeply saddened to pass along word that our friend and ex-drummer Matthew Wolfe has passed away from a long battle with addiction. Matt was a phenomenal musician, songwriter and guitarist. Matt started playing drums only 8 months prior to joining Byzantine, quickly getting the band signed and performing on stages alongside some of his biggest idols in heavy metal. Matt loved the WV Mountaineers, the Green Bay Packers, loved animals and meeting new friends on the road. Matt’s biggest love was his son Ethan and Ethan’s two older sisters Kendall and CJ. Matt’s unwavering support of the local music scene and bands he shared the stage with will forever ensure Matt is remembered fondly. Matt Wolfe was 46 years old. WE LOVE YOU WOLFE!

Wolfe held a lengthy tenure in the band, performing with them from 2002 through to 2015.

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