Tonight, thrash act Warbringer will be performing with Sepultura and Angra at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. But this show isn’t like any other they’ve ever played. It will be drummer Nic Ritter’s last show with the band.
Ritter — who joined the fold in 2008 — and Warbringer have decided to part ways. The decision was amicable. Ritter’s work appears in the band’s second album, Waking Into Nightmares.
“I felt like it was time for a change both musically and personally,” says Ritter in a statement. “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.”
The band’s guitarist, John Laux, offered the following: “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. Cheers, man!”
The band have been writing and practicing with a new drummer and will perform their first show together as part of the Eyescream Festival in Mexico City on March 5th alongside Asesino, Anvil, Abigail Williams and Toxic Holocaust.