36 Crazyfists break silence over the departure of drummer Thomas Noonan, working on new album

36 Crazyfists have released an update to address the departure drummer Thomas Noonan, who left the band last month. Thomas at the time stated that he had lost his passion for playing heavy music and also drumming in general and was now ready for a new challenge that would not take him away from home.

”I just lost my passion for [playing heavy music] and drumming for that matter. I’m not saying I will never play again, it’s just that I’m ready for something different, and more challenging for me that will not take me far away from home to do it. I love what we have built as a band and with friends, but after years and years of dealing with the in and outs of the industry, I’m just over it for now. I’m not a person that can do two things at once, and I feel I want to put everything I have into pencil art. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s something I fell in love with and strive every day to excel at. So it was a very hard decision for me to decide between the two for this year, but I choose art. I choose being happy and spending time with my family and not touring.”

36 Crazyfists released this update yesterday evening:

To our 36CF Family,

After much thought and discussion in the 36CF camp we have decided to break the silence and address some of the concerns that have been posted on our page.

Firstly, Our brother Thomas Noonan has decided to step away from the band. I have played music with T for over 20 yrs. He is one of my best friends so he will be sorely missed but we understand as we get older {and I mean OLDER}, life takes on new meanings. So with his decision, we wish him a tremendous amount of success in his newest adventures.

As for 36CF, we are currently working on our new album and at this point we have no release date for you guys. I have to be honest, last year was very difficult for my family as I lost my mother to cancer. From that dark period of my life, we as a band decided after 19 years of 36CF, we needed a break from the road.

As the years have rolled by, one thing I have learned throughout this band’s career is that we have found ways to find new life and overcome tragedies to create something we are truly proud of. So with all of this, we are grateful and eternally indebted to all of our people for their undying loyalty and patience. We can’t wait to get this record finished up and return to the road to connect once again.

With all our love and respect,


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