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

6167 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

49980 Comments


His drum kit was cool
R.I.P.

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cvlts
April 5th 2011

8954 Comments


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

rest in peace bro

MO
April 5th 2011

18451 Comments


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

RIP

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eternium
April 5th 2011

16336 Comments


The world is slightly less manly.

Taoboxer9
April 5th 2011

167 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

3875 Comments


The world is slightly less manly. [2]

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ZilbelPing
April 5th 2011

6099 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

12475 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

1728 Comments


RIP just another drumma dead

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JizzInMyPants
April 5th 2011

2369 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

5840 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

44164 Comments


So many people are dying.

i DIDNT KNOW THAT.

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

71266 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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