Drummer Chase Brickenden spent a lot of time with the Butcher Babies, considering he joined them on tour with Megadeth and performed with them during Knotfest. Butcher Babies finally made the news official announcing drummer Chris Warner’s departure. He’d been with the group since the very beginning, but it seems he’s more intent on spending time as a newlywed.
The band announced the following details:
“Let’s all give a BUTCHER welcome to our new drummer Chase Brickenden!
You may have seen him with us last year on tour with Megadeth, Knotfest USA and Knotfest Japan. He’s a beast and we couldn’t be more excited to what he brings to the band. After writing this entire new album with us, he is currently tracking drums to make your faces melt.
Formerly, he has slayed the drums for Thrown Into Exhile, Otep, and more. Chase is a multi-style drummer that graduated from Musicians Institute and we feel ultra lucky to have him!
This is our first line up change EVER. After 7 years with Chris, we want to wish him a happy new marriage and success in all that he does.
Butcher Babies are currently working on their third studio album, a follow-up from 2015’s Take It Like a Man. Warner’s departure marks the first lineup change from the group and we are curious to see if it affects the writing process.