Ex-Manowar Drummer Dies
2011-04-04 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 30 Comments

Ex-Manowar drummer Scott Columbus has died. The news comes as surprise as Columbus was not known to be ill prior to his death late early Monday morning. He was 54.

Ross the Boss, himself an ex-member of the legendary metal outfit, announced the death on the drummer's Facebook page late Monday evening.

Columbus had been planning to tour with Ross again in the coming months in support of his upcoming 'Instrumetal' project.

The cause of death has not yet been released.

Columbus left Manowar in late 2008 when he and Joey DeMaio cited irreconcilable professional differences. The two reportedly remained friends.

Scott Columbus leaves behind a legacy that is uniquely his own, one befit for no other band but Manowar. After reportedly being discovered “beating aluminium in a local foundry”, Columbus quickly became known during his tenure as one of the most powerful drummers in metal—his kit, known as the “Drums of Doom”, was so named because it was made entirely of stainless steel, apparently a solution to Columbus' tendency to constantly break regular kits.

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zaruyache
April 5th 2011
6428 Comments


The apocalypse is upon us, it would seem. Everyone in metal/punk is either getting robbed or is having current/former members die. WTF. RIP.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 5th 2011
50341 Comments


His drum kit was cool
R.I.P.

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cvlts
April 5th 2011
8955 Comments


jus goes to show that death can come at anytime for whatever reason.

rest in peace bro

MO
April 5th 2011
18630 Comments


He was with Manowar basically from the beginning, from Into Glory Ride through to Gods of War.

RIP

eternium
April 5th 2011
16338 Comments


The world is slightly less manly.

Taoboxer9
April 5th 2011
170 Comments


Into Glory Ride... R.I.P. Scott.

bloodsorcery
April 5th 2011
109 Comments


This sucks, I was actually listening to Hail To England right now... Feast forever in the glory of Valhall metal brother!

LepreCon
April 5th 2011
4079 Comments


The world is slightly less manly. [2]

ZilbelPing
April 5th 2011
6160 Comments


"that profile picture, my god." [2] RIP

TheStarclassicTreatment
April 5th 2011
2910 Comments


His drum kit was too cool. RIP.

FearThyEvil
April 5th 2011
12545 Comments


R.I.P.

Passname
April 5th 2011
301 Comments


R.I.P man sucks to see this.

ButcheredChildren
April 5th 2011
5591 Comments


R.I.P.

but lol at the name ross the boss

Ruminations
April 5th 2011
128 Comments


RIP

a lot of members from older metal bands are dying.. this better not be a trend

AlmightyHabeeb
April 5th 2011
108 Comments


RIP

drasticaction74
April 5th 2011
1733 Comments


RIP just another drumma dead

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JizzInMyPants
April 5th 2011
2371 Comments


a lot of members from older metal bands are dying.. this better not be a trend


well it is about that time for their generation to start fading away

RIP

Tyler
Emeritus
April 6th 2011
7926 Comments


he was 54 you fucking idiot

North0House2
April 6th 2011
5856 Comments


This has little relevance, but one of my chickens got pecked to death today. So, I went out and buried it. It's surreal to be covering something that was once living with the dirt that it once walked on.

RIP.
So many people are dying.

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0vrot
April 6th 2011
459 Comments


RIP

we've lost a MAN, gentlemen.

Dormition
April 7th 2011
13 Comments


R.I.P.

Another legend taken away...

BallsToTheWall
April 7th 2011
44300 Comments


So many people are dying.

i DIDNT KNOW THAT.

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HipsterHolocaust
April 14th 2011
774 Comments


This Just In: People die.

Tyler
Emeritus
April 14th 2011
7926 Comments


This just in HE WAS FUCKING 54 YEARS OLD.

Asiatic667
April 14th 2011
4648 Comments


sad, he wasn't even that old

HipsterHolocaust
April 15th 2011
774 Comments


Sorry, I guess I forgot that nobody ever died at 54.

weareshadenow
April 15th 2011
175 Comments


rust in peace

HipsterHolocaust
April 16th 2011
774 Comments


I'll post the obligatory 'wish i cared' comment.

KILL
April 16th 2011
71743 Comments


dude holy shit this sucks RIP another fallen metal brother

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Passname
April 16th 2011
301 Comments


"I'll post the obligatory 'wish I cared' comment."

I'll post the obligatory 'fuck off ya emo cunt and go listen to CTTS' comment.





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