NewsFebruary 16, 2024 2:47 PM ET17,643 views

Escuela Grind guitarist says he is being replaced after bringing up "safety concerns"

Thomas Sifuentes

Escuela Grind's guitarist Thomas Sifuentes recently shared that the upcoming two shows will mark his departure from the band. In a public statement, the guitarist cited "safety concerns" as the primary factor behind his exit.

Sifuentes explained:

Big news!

These next two shows will be my last with Escuela Grind. I was informed I'm being replaced after bringing up some safety concerns. It was a fuckin honor exerting every ounce of energy I had for you, all those shows. I was gettin busy ngl! The greatest times though, above all else, was meeting all of you! My new friends. You all pulled me in and sold me on this life again after many years away from heavy music. Until next time you murfuggers! 🤘🏽😤🤘🏽

 

 

In the comments, Sifuentes further clarified by saying:

I brought it up, and tried to address how the other members didn't care my safety/ hearing was jeopardized carelessly, and instead they wanted to make excuses for the other member. I was battled at every step for literally trying to not have it happen again. And in response, I was told I was whining and "killing the vibe". Then was told, "we're looking for a replacement anyways". But that's it. Nothing crazy no drama here, we prolly just don't mesh. I'm stoked I got to play all these shows

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anonymous 101 days ago

EsGOOuela grind

anonymous 101 days ago

water and snacks and lobbed off penises available

anonymous 101 days ago

Singer rockin a neck brace haha. They don't give af about you or your safety

anonymous 101 days ago

They sacked him for another trans member

turnstile 101 days ago

🥱

anonymous 101 days ago

Wait, what? He brought up safety concerns for the band and that was a bad thing? Aren't "safety concerns" what this awful band is all about?

anonymous 101 days ago

Big Homo has spoken

BigDog 101 days ago

Good on dude for actually caring about his hearing.

VottScogel 101 days ago

HEY......water, snacks, and earplugs were available guy.

anonymous 101 days ago

Band doesn't care about hearing loss, but they REALLY care about pronouns. Cool

anonymous 101 days ago

Bands continue to become gayer and gayer

anonymous 101 days ago

The same band who caused a fuss because security guards at a venue in Texas didn't know their pronouns kicking someone out for an actual safety concern? Yeah, that sound about right.

anonymous 101 days ago

The pronouns band

Bortslob 101 days ago

They wouldn't let him wear earplugs?

anonymous 101 days ago

GGAAYYAASSFFUUCCKK

anonymous 101 days ago

Goo Grind guitarist says he is being goo'ed after bringing up "Goo Concerns"

anonymous 101 days ago

This band is so f*cking annoying

anonymous 101 days ago

Hearing concerns? I'd kick you out my f*ck*n band too!

anonymous 101 days ago

This band sucks

anonymous 101 days ago

c*nt shouldnt stage dive into the floor next time then either

anonymous 101 days ago

wear earplugs? or butt plugs

anonymous 101 days ago

Dude, you were a hired gun in a band run by 2 absolute marauding ego maniacs, yeah, you speak out of line you're gonna get replaced.

anonymous 101 days ago

Already lost all respect for this band after that corny pronoun shit. This just takes it over the top.

anonymous 101 days ago

They are cool with that tool from Internal bleeding playing with them? What's that dudes story

anonymous 101 days ago

Escuchar Grind

anonymous 101 days ago

This is why having woke chicks in any music scene, especially metal sucks

anonymous 101 days ago

less dudes in bands and more plumbers

anonymous 101 days ago

Pronoun band. Fake Marxists, real wokes. Narcissistic assholes.

anonymous 101 days ago

I thought the singer and this guy were dating? There's trouble in rivercity.

anonymous 101 days ago

GGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

anonymous 101 days ago

Migrant Privilege

anonymous 101 days ago

I would have serious concerns about my hearing too if I was writing music that sounded like theirs

anonymous 101 days ago

With this heavy metal is officially wimpiest music genre.

anonymous 101 days ago

I thought the singer and this guy were dating? There's trouble in rivercity. The singer and the drummer are a couple and it's 100% their band. The other guitarist is like kind of a member but I doubt she even gets say as to what rest stop they go to.

anonymous 101 days ago

Escuchar Grind LOL

anonymous 101 days ago

Sup goaters, Craig Golias of Austrian Death Machine (and good friend of Tim Lambesis) here. Fellow goater, and a darn good buddy of mine, Todd Jones of Nails were shooting pool down at the local watering hole just talking about the #drama going down with Escuela Grind right now and i felt like maybe I had a little tea to spill that you, my friends, would enjoy... Rumor has it Mr Sifuentes is linking up with Frankie Palmeri of Emmure fame for a new project where they'll be recording some of Emmure's classics with a modern twist on the lyrics. When the little bird I know passed this along to me, i told him me and the madlads here in the comment section are downright rock hard with anticipation. Now before you guys make the next comment after me saying "frist prost" or whatever the hell else you guys joke about, no dice, im not gonna be here to say any more until this evening. Me and Todd are have a pretty spicy double date this evening with two of the chicks from Kittie. Purrrrrrrr

anonymous 101 days ago

Wow, this news about Thomas leaving Escuela Grind hit hard! His guitar work was absolutely mind-blowing, and he brought such a unique and innovative touch to the band's sound. It's always tough when a member decides to part ways, but I hope this opens up new opportunities for both Thomas and the band. Excited to see what's next for Escuela Grind and wishing Thomas all the best in his future endeavors. The grind won't be the same without him, but change can bring new creative paths. Cheers to the memories and the incredible music he contributed to the band!

anonymous 101 days ago

Katerina i f*cking love you

anonymous 101 days ago

Thomas bailing on Escuela Grind? Are you kidding me? This is a freaking betrayal to the grindcore scene! Sifuentes, your guitar work was a goddamn wrecking ball, and now you're just gonna peace out? It's like you're ripping the spine out of the whole damn genre. Todd Jones here, from Nails, and I can't believe I'm witnessing this crap. Your impact on the scene was like a freaking sonic apocalypse, and now you're taking that away? The grind won't be the same without your relentless, skull-crushing riffs. This isn't just a loss; it's a freaking disaster. Hope you find whatever you're looking for, Thomas, but know that your absence is gonna be felt like a freaking crater. The grindcore world just got a whole lot darker. Good luck, man – you're gonna need it.

anonymous 101 days ago

Todd, you nailed it, man! Thomas walking away from Escuela Grind is like losing a damn sledgehammer in a mosh pit. His guitar skills were a beast, and it's a total smack in the face to the grindcore brotherhood. This isn't just a band member leaving; it's a freaking assault on our sonic fortress. Craig Golias here, crushing weights and slamming riffs with Austrian Death Machine. I get the dedication, the grind, both in the gym and on the stage. Sifuentes, you were a force to be reckoned with, and watching you exit feels like losing a sparring partner in the metal arena. Todd, let's not sugarcoat it – this sucks. The grindcore realm just got sucker-punched, and we're left here wondering what the hell happened. Thomas, good luck on your journey, but know you're leaving a void that's gonna take a Herculean effort to fill. Stay relentless, stay heavy, and may the grind live on, even without you tearing up those strings.

anonymous 101 days ago

More drama than a single episode of Days Of Our Lives.

anonymous 101 days ago

It's all a psyop by big gay

anonymous 101 days ago

I was really trying to like this band, but this just clears things up for me that I don't share the views and values as this band. They low key suck. The band members are all weird and corny af. Hated their set in Amityville. Walked out early cuz they sucked so bad. They all seem like very toxic individuals. Wack ass band. Thomas, wish you luck and whether they kicked you out or you left on your own terms, I'm happy for you. This band wasn't ground breaking and wasn't gonna make you money.

anonymous 101 days ago

What a bitch.

anonymous 101 days ago

I'm guessing their replacement is Matt Barnum from Homewrecker?

anonymous 101 days ago

If it's too loud, you're too old

anonymous 101 days ago

Metalcore

anonymous 101 days ago

Escreampie grind

anonymous 101 days ago

Dodging a bullet, considering this band will probably implode soon from their egos.

anonymous 101 days ago

The only reason this band gets any hype is because the have a woman singer who is not ugly

rick____tocchet 101 days ago

GAAAAAAAAAAAAY

anonymous 101 days ago

Dave Mustaine here. I remember being kicked out of a band because I voiced safety concerns too.

anonymous 101 days ago

What, no warning, no second chance?

anonymous 101 days ago

Bring my boy Jeff Lohrber on, he can play anything!!!!

anonymous 101 days ago

OHHH OK yeah then I stand corrected about her dating a member. I figured she would have dated the one that looks healthy and not like a turd with eyes and lots of hair.

anonymous 101 days ago

Dodging a bullet, considering this band will probably implode soon from their egos. I give it another year. The dating couple who ARE the band are going to eventually become jealous of one another because their fragile psyches won't be able to handle thinking the other "gets more press" or "has more fans," and so on.

anonymous 101 days ago

Not enough trans in the band.

anonymous 101 days ago

If the drummer and the vocalist are dating, i feel band for the drummer. Dude's a cuck for letting her shake her ass on stage for men to look at.

anonymous 100 days ago

everything changed after the lambgoat shirt

anonymous 100 days ago

WHO GIVES A f*ck.

anonymous 100 days ago

Where is Seth Putnam when you need him? f*ck this garbage fake band.

anonymous 100 days ago

Saw em once, vocalist started twerking mid set… then looks at the crowd ala Maximus Aurelius : "Are you not entertained?!!"

anonymous 100 days ago

Pathetic shit band, def not grind. Good for him.

anonymous 100 days ago

Lamest band ever

anonymous 100 days ago

On a brighter note, one more sheet rocker won't be on tour so I can get my Taylor/Travis room finished by Gaybor Day instead of by Trans Christmas.

anonymous 100 days ago

It's all a psyop by big gay Big Gay is too busy remastering the Queen and Elton John back catalogs to bother with this garbage.

anonymous 100 days ago

He probably left for the safety of his eyes after seeing Ryan Giordanos nasty ass porn twitter. All the proof you need that boy 200% has a clown fetish. The autism is strong with this band.

anonymous 100 days ago

Old guy here. New generation is weak.

anonymous 100 days ago

New guy can't play bass worth shit and looks like a clown

anonymous 100 days ago

This band sucks.

anonymous 100 days ago

Woke retards

anonymous 100 days ago

Dude couldn't wear earplugs?

anonymous 99 days ago

Tom is apparently a big free loader and mooched off members of the band the whole time. They've been looking for a replacement for quite some time

anonymous 99 days ago

Band probably getting another transformer to boost DEI score and Sorors bux.

anonymous 99 days ago

This band is an embarrassment. Don't wanna risk being labeled transphobic if you don't pretend to like them.

anonymous 98 days ago

Just when I thought this band couldn't get any gayer, they had to unload all this drama. f*cking give up already ya queers

anonymous 98 days ago

The fact he even chose to play in such a shit band run by a egomaniac/scammer and his poser ass formerly preppy girlfriend was his FIRST mistake…

anonymous 98 days ago

Tom is apparently a big free loader and mooched off members of the band the whole time. They've been looking for a replacement for quite some time >Ok Jesse, you already made this comment on your burner account on Reddit.




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