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Black Breath Drummer Comments on the Passing of Bassist Elijah Nelson


As you are likely aware, Black Breath bassist Elijah Nelson passed away earlier this week at the too-young age of 40.

Now drummer Jamie Byrum has released a statement on the matter. Although Byrum makes it clear he is the author of the statement, he also signs it on behalf of the rest of the band, making this is a de facto group statement:

“As some of you may already know, our brother and bassist Elijah Skye Nelson passed away on Saturday. The remaining members of Black Breath would like to offer our deepest condolences to Elijah’s family and to say thank you for raising the sweetest and most original person any of us have had the pleasure of knowing. His kindness, generosity, and beauty cannot be overstated. Elijah treated all humans from every walk of life with sincerity and generosity; lacking any prejudice or judgement. I think that’s something we can all take away from his legacy: be kind to each other.

“We would also to take this time to thank everyone of you for the love and support over the years and the blood, sweat and tears at the gigs. Y’all are the reason we do this and without each other we are nothing.

“Black Breath have no plans for live actions or recordings but if that changes, you’ll hear about it here.



MetalSucks’ thoughts remain with Elijah’s loved ones during this difficult time.

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