The Fall of Troy bassist melts down

2016-09-21 by Eldar777 | 96 Comments
The Fall of Troy bassist Tim Ward had a breakdown on stage during the band's show in Minsk, Belarus. The incident presumably happened two songs into the set after vocalist/guitarist Thomas Erak came close to Tim and whispered something into his ear. The bass player then freaked out, dropped the guitar and smashed it. After some time the band returned to the stage and finished the set as a two-piece.

According to eyewitnesses, the atmosphere was were tense between Ward and Erak before the show because presumably Tim was very drunk. After the incident he spent all the set backstage occasionally throwing beer cans at Erak while he was apologizing before the crowd for what had happened. Later Ward was forcibly escorted out of the club by the bouncers.

No official statement has been made by the band as of yet. According to the show organizers, Tim Ward has already left to USA and Thomas Erak and the drummer Andrew Forsman are going to finish the tour without him.

Check out the video of the incident:


Tagged: The Fall of Troy

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Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


He should go into electronic music, because that was one hell of a bass drop.

Tyler.
September 21st 2016
18010 Comments


Maybe they will split up again

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2016
16619 Comments


uh oh, looks like erak's shittyness may be coming back.

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Tyler.
September 21st 2016
18010 Comments


WARNING! SHOCK!

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


"OK, OK#2, OK#3.1, OK#3.2"

What the hell, I just noticed this. I jammed OK and OK#2, but they released a 3.1 and 3.2? What is this band doing.

WatchItExplode
September 21st 2016
8223 Comments


Is it bad that I was rooting for the crowd to throw things at them?

loveisamixtape
September 21st 2016
8685 Comments


that was so awkward

ashcrash9
September 21st 2016
3104 Comments


guess he's not...OK

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


If he quits the band, I guess they'll need a Doppelganger for future shows.

Sinternet
September 21st 2016
22708 Comments


lame

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Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


In The Unlikely Event that this turns out well, hopefully they won't drink as much before going on stage.

owen
September 21st 2016
5146 Comments


maybe he's sick of being Erak's session musician

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


"maybe he's sick of being Erak's session musician"
Sounds like there's a phantom on the horizon.

YakNips
September 21st 2016
19972 Comments


stooooooooooooop

StallionMang
September 21st 2016
9003 Comments


"bet u can't smash ur bass hard as i smashed ur girl"

DanielNightLewis
September 21st 2016
1028 Comments


Erak has probably been pushing his buttons for weeks building up to this. You see, he is a great Manipulator of people.

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


I hope if they play Live at the Boardwalk again that something like this doesn't happen again.

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


I guess this entire situation will be an Ode to the Masochists.

MeatSalad
September 21st 2016
17490 Comments


You guys are painfully unfunny

FullOfSounds
September 21st 2016
15775 Comments


lol

CygnusX1
September 21st 2016
631 Comments


The Drama of Troy

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


"You guys are painfully unfunny"
Come on dude, I Just Got This Symphony Goin'

BallsDeep
September 21st 2016
4645 Comments


why is this in my discussions section

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


"congrats on your very first comment being the shittiest one in sputnik history"
Those sure are some... nostalgic mannerisms

LotusFlower
September 21st 2016
12000 Comments


"The Fall Of Troy - WARNING! SHOCK! DESTROYED BASS ON THE STAGE!"

the title of that video might as well be a title for a song off their earlier albums.

Tyler.
September 21st 2016
18010 Comments


Thomas erak kinda sucks honestly

LotusFlower
September 21st 2016
12000 Comments


seeing that video I REALLY want to know what he said to him

XingKing
September 21st 2016
15100 Comments


Didn't Tim leave the first time because of addictions? Could be the same thing happening here. Either way, that was awkward as hell.

SteakByrnes
September 21st 2016
19950 Comments


I'm just focused on the fact that he can play guitar and do vocals at the same time so well

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GregoriusV
September 21st 2016
37 Comments


I saw their show yesterday, and there were only two of them. They didn't call for another bassist, nor even played bass as a back track. It kinda affected the show quality, but Thomas still rocked the fuck out.

MyNameIsPencil
September 21st 2016
5419 Comments


Erak is talented but he also willingly joined Choidos

so fuck 'im

hope Tim's okay

CygnusX1
September 21st 2016
631 Comments


"congrats on your very first comment being the shittiest one in sputnik history"

Just like a turd in the sewer. Love being apart of the shitfest that is Sputnik

hortanz
September 21st 2016
808 Comments


damn I wanna know what the word is. pretty crazy they're doing it as a 2 piece lol

NewBallistics
September 21st 2016
907 Comments


"Love being apart of the shitfest that is Sputnik"

I think this guys a keeper

LotusFlower
September 21st 2016
12000 Comments


or just some alt being absolutely bitter.

Spec
September 21st 2016
35958 Comments


wanna know what he said

Panzerchrist
September 21st 2016
487 Comments


He whispered "Rosebud" in Tim's ear. Tim is a notorious movie snob, and he has yet to see 1941 classic "Citizen Kane".

Tyler.
September 21st 2016
18010 Comments


Lol

EvoHavok
September 21st 2016
7822 Comments


Odd.

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


"He whispered "Rosebud" in Tim's ear. Tim is a notorious movie snob, and he has yet to see 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"."
Fucking lmao

Sinternet
September 21st 2016
22708 Comments


they were probably having disagreements about whether OK#4 was gonna be the stems or remixes

LotusFlower
September 21st 2016
12000 Comments


"remixes"

Snide
September 21st 2016
7050 Comments


Actually it's going to be stem cell remixes

Scoot
September 21st 2016
19979 Comments


probably told him something to the effect of "play the fucking song right you drunk or don't play it at all"

dawija1017
September 21st 2016
682 Comments


Band is disgustingly overrated

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2016
11301 Comments


Well I guess you could say he's not























































































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hobblepot
September 21st 2016
2456 Comments


"Love being apart of the shitfest that is Sputnik"

the comments sections aren't quite as carcinogenic as the ones on YouTube yeah

rolereprisal
September 22nd 2016
117 Comments


"He whispered "Rosebud" in Tim's ear. Tim is a notorious movie snob, and he has yet to see 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"."

LMAOOOO

GmemberKills
September 22nd 2016
3707 Comments


"probably told him something to the effect of "play the fucking song right you drunk or don't play it at all"

that seems pretty accurate

BeyondCosby
September 22nd 2016
2781 Comments


God dammit... why did I not see them in Denver while I had the chance

bloc
September 22nd 2016
62129 Comments


Video was more entertaining than anything this band has ever done

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MadMikeLove
September 22nd 2016
933 Comments


oh no this makes me sad

ConcubinaryCode
September 22nd 2016
5421 Comments


Fall of Troy bassist can't melt down steel beams

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 22nd 2016
43923 Comments


if they find me dead with "I swear I'd burn the fucking world" written in blood on my chest y'all know this thread is the reason

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IFeelTeeth
September 22nd 2016
34 Comments


Have a friend that saw them in detroit, he was given the job to watch Ward not shoot up too much of the silver hammer, which he later did.

Typhoon24
September 22nd 2016
2222 Comments


did we need the first 60% of that video?

Eldar777
September 22nd 2016
195 Comments


this thread is just hillarious

Flugmorph
September 22nd 2016
22897 Comments


Its a... breakdown of sanity...?

elliootsmeuth
September 22nd 2016
3995 Comments


Holy fuck.

elliootsmeuth
September 22nd 2016
3995 Comments


"He whispered "Rosebud" in Tim's ear. Tim is a notorious movie snob, and he has yet to see 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"."

Fucking dead

stuck_in_decades
September 22nd 2016
814 Comments


He was cool when I saw them last month, but I can imagine being around Erak all the time makes you want to chug a few and then some.

sharkmsc
September 22nd 2016
315 Comments


#ImwithCygnus

Panzerchrist
September 22nd 2016
487 Comments


@TheJoyOfMotion You should be right at home then considering you're the gayest user I've ever seen

hortanz
September 22nd 2016
808 Comments


here's the full set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glfLSCcpvNs

they're having a scuffle again I guess so RIP once more

DungeonBoy
September 22nd 2016
7865 Comments


I don't know anything about this band, but that was hilarious.

rufinthefury
September 22nd 2016
3128 Comments


everyone in this thread is painfully unfunny. and their snapchat story has shown Tim being completely out of it for a while. sad to see

hortanz
September 22nd 2016
808 Comments


pretty crazy they're legit playing a a tour as a 2 piece, I'm listening to this whole thing and they actually played everything

iChuckles
September 22nd 2016
345 Comments


Between The Fall of Troy, Just Like Vinyl and Chiodos Tom sure has a hard time keeping his bands afloat.

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Snide
September 22nd 2016
7050 Comments


Someone make a kickstarter so that Tim can watch Citizen Kane sober.

Tyler.
September 22nd 2016
18010 Comments


What was their first fight about someone give me the deets

stuck_in_decades
September 22nd 2016
814 Comments


Like, back in 2007? I think it was mostly due to drug (ab)use back then that Tim left the band, not sure though.

kris.
September 22nd 2016
15506 Comments


if tim's still having drug use problems, that shit sucks. and it's not funny in the slightest.

rufinthefury
September 22nd 2016
3128 Comments


Thomas and Andrew seem to be taking it all in stride on snapchat. but literally yesterday they were on snapchat listening to Tim's wife leave him voicemails telling him she was worried about him. it's seriously fucked

Tyler.
September 22nd 2016
18010 Comments


Like they were making fun of the situation?? That is fucked

Pajolero
September 22nd 2016
1100 Comments


I was actually going to see them in Saint Petersburg on tuesday but changed my mind at the last moment. From what my friends who attended the show told me the remaining two dudes really tried but it kinda sucked anyways.

hortanz
September 23rd 2016
808 Comments


wow this bothers me, I really want to know if tim is okay and what happened

TomSerak
September 24th 2016
2 Comments


Hello all,

Just wanna clear up a couple things... We have been supporting our new album for the last 3 months and Tim has descended lower and lower into drunken madness. We love Tim and are worried about him, we decided to finish the remaining dates in his absence to do the best we could to not let anyone down. This whole situation is not a joke to me or anyone else in our camp. I want Tim to get his life back on track so we can continue to play music and be friends. But he has continually been rude to all of us in our touring crew, our fans, and loved ones. We had to draw the line somewhere before he truly hurts himself or someone else...

Nobody "picked on Tim" if anything, it's the other way around and we did the best we could with the whole situation.

Hope that answers a few questions or sheds some light on what is going. Peace out and stay cool guys.

Thomas Erak

Snide
September 24th 2016
7050 Comments


Tom, what exactly did you whisper to Tim during the show then? That didn't look like an unprovoked reaction.

JeetJeet
September 24th 2016
8328 Comments


He probably whispered the spoilers to the Mr. Robot finale to Tim.

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TomSerak
September 24th 2016
2 Comments


All I whispered was literally "Come on dude..." And tried to get him to snap out of his violent and ill mood. The reaction shocked everyone... Me more than anyone.

Thomas

Snide
September 24th 2016
7050 Comments


That's a shame, it really seems like you guys genuinely care about Tim (especially checking some of the Facebook posts leading up to the date of the incident). I wish you guys all the best, and I hope that this issue is resolved, and that Tim can get the help he needs.

BeyondCosby
September 24th 2016
2781 Comments


If that was really Tom was legit as hell dude.

hortanz
September 25th 2016
808 Comments


thanks for clearing that up Tom, I really appreciate that and hope that Tim gets the help he needs and that you guys can continue possible. sorry to hear that's what's happening, and I think it's awesome you guys are continuing so as not to let anyone down. hope to hear good news in the future

also I think it is actually him since someone linked this article to the band page on Facebook. glad that he took the time to tell us

Spec
September 25th 2016
35958 Comments


Yeah it's more important to get him the help he needs, good luck to you dudes.

enjoimx
September 26th 2016
84 Comments


"If that was really Tom that was legit as hell dude"

for real, i love this band and that was really respectable

100

DatBeefPudding
March 23rd 2017
1933 Comments


wow did tomas erak actually comment in this thread? that's hella respectable of him.

i hope tim pulls through, alcoholism is no joke, i struggled with it for 4 years

conditionals
May 21st 2017
555 Comments


Incorrect use of "presumably", should be "apparently" or "allegedly", as we have no basis or resume to presume that it occurred 2 songs in.

Asdfp277
May 21st 2017
22801 Comments


ok

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Aerisavion
August 17th 2017
2771 Comments


'wow did tomas erak actually comment in this thread? that's hella respectable of him.'

Makes you wonder if any more bands etc lurk on Sputnik.

Watching...
Waiting....

danmerritt429
September 19th 2017
2 Comments


wow that was really him!! oi oi oi. i really like TFOT, good luck to the band

Aerisavion
September 19th 2017
2771 Comments


'wow that was really him!! oi oi oi. i really like TFOT, good luck to the band'

We can only wonder.

elry2k
November 8th 2019
155 Comments


I know I'm hella late to this thread but holy shit Tom commented on this thread?? Haha wtf...

I remember something about Tim leaving this tour but never really heard what went down... figured he was having a tough time adjusting to the road again since this was just after they got back together...

he looks legitimately pissed in this video like he was ready to fight someone... pretty awkward/weird energy...

sad to see him sort of implode on stage like that, hopefully he got some help... forget music for a second and just take of yourself Tim... we love you!!! Get well!!!

Nomos2
March 16th 2020
671 Comments


The fuck I remember reading this thread back when it was happening but stopped short of seeing Thomas respond. Sad. Also: how the hell are we in 2020 already/ I suppose no new material from these guys?

Asdfp277
March 16th 2020
22801 Comments


huh

Nomos2
March 17th 2020
671 Comments


gosh

Thranth
July 21st 2020
112 Comments


"13%"



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