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Drummer Andrew Baird Has Announced His Exit From Fallujah (Updated)


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Update: March 23rd, 2023 09:33 AM:

Fallujah have since commented on Baird‘s departure, issuing the below statement yesterday, March 22nd:

“Today, we regret to inform you all that our brother Andrew has decided to step down from the band in order to focus on his personal life and family. There is no bad blood and we support him in this decision. Andrew has been in Fallujah since 2007 and has put in immeasurable amounts of hard work and sacrifice to help get us to where we are today.

Despite having some massive shoes to fill, Fallujah will carry on with new material and tours as planned. Thank you all for understanding and sticking with us.”

Original Story:

Drummer Andrew Baird has announced his departure from San Francisco, CA technical death metal outfit Fallujah, In a statement shared via his social media earlier today, March 22nd, Baird said of his exit:

“It’s with very heavy heart, that I have decided to step down as drummer of Fallujah.

This was a decision that I didn’t make lightly, and a lot of thought was put into this for quite awhile now.

We’ve done a whole lot together, and they were there for me when I was going through some of the toughest moments of my life. The band has shaped me in so many ways, that I can’t even begin to write down all of them in this post. And I’m very privileged and grateful for the opportunities to take our talent and music around the world for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t worry, I love the hell out of those boys, I’m not done being a musician, and I’m definitely not done tearing shit up.

But right now I need to make a course adjustment that my heart has been really needing.

I know this isn’t easy to read, or to understand. I’m doing what I feel is best, and I thank you for your immeasurable support. I’m still here and this isn’t the last.

Love ya 💙”

Baird had been performing with the band since close their 2007 inception. Thus far his former bandmates don’t appear to have publicly addressed the split.

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