Unfortunate news for fans of grindcore surfaces as Dan Lilker announces his upcoming retirement and the impending disbandment of Brutal Truth in October.


Dan Lilker, co-founder of thrash legends Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and grind titans Brutal Truth, recently took to the Brutal Truth Facebook page to discuss his immediate future and announced his intent to retire following his 50th birthday on October 18th, mostly due to being “tired of the rigors of touring”.


The post details the future of Brutal Truth, stating “as of mid-October, Brutal Truth will no longer exist. I do realize that will be an extreme disappointment to all the grind freaks out there that have supported this band so rabidly all these years, and your enthusiasm will always have a special place in my heart, but I’ve made my decision, and I hope everyone can respect that.” It also goes on to declare that the band will strive to fill the remaining time in 2014 with as many shows as possible and, judging by other posts from the band, it would seem South America is already on their hit list.


It’s an understandable stance to take, touring isn’t easy at the best of times and it probably takes it’s toll over the years. And it’s hard to complain when you look at the sheer number and quality of albums that Lilker has been a part of over the course of nearly three decades. So, put on Need To Control and clear your schedule because, in 2014, you’re going to need to make time to give Brutal Truth the send off they deserve.


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