ATOMIZER Mainman Mourns Drummer's Passing

Mainman Jason Healey of the Australian black/death/thrash metallers ATOMIZER has issued the following announcement:

"I am saddened to announce that my friend and bandmate, Suds [Aaren 'Suds' Suttil], is no longer of this mortal realm. I knew Suds for the last eight years, during which we played together in ATOMIZER. An amazing and gifted drummer, he believed so intensely in whatever he did and gave it his all… whether that be to his benefit or his peril. Suds was never one to follow the crowd, and his playing style and attitude to life was testament to that. He reminded me of Animal from the Muppets in so many ways, and if there was a human incarnation of that being, it was Suds.

"Suds and I planned to reconvene in April to work on some more ATOMIZER material and though we hadn't rehearsed together for a good year now, it wasn't a door I had ever considered to be closed. He used to always say that if I called him when we were 60 years old that he'd still be keen to put out a record or go on tour. He was also hell-bent on the two of us starting a religion when we were too old to play music. I don't know what sort of Messiahanic qualities Suds saw in me, but like our time in the band it was never just one of us who created the results we were both so proud of.

"It would be naïve to think that someone's life could be summed up in a few paragraphs, and I have no intention of trying to do that… these words are to farewell a friend; someone I experienced a lot of highs and lows with and a person with who I was able to achieve a lot of my dreams and goals alongside.

"When the reaper came, your bags were already packed. I hope you find in death what you could not in life. Rest in peace my friend… you may be gone but you will never be forgotten!"

Suds was 35 years old.


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