Ex-Sum 41 Guitarist's Brown Brigade Ready To Tour

Brown Brigade, the new metal band featuring ex-Sum 41 guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh and his cousin, has issued an update.

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Brown Brigade, the new metal band featuring ex-Sum 41 guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh and his cousin Vaughn Lal (bass), has issued the following update: "As quiet as our web presence has been lately, we have not! Go to our MySpace to check out tracks from our forthcoming EP. As well as Dave Brownsound on guitar, myself (Vaughn Lal) on bass, we have Craig 'The Craigulator' Pattison on guitars and Johnny 'No-Triggers' Owens rockin' tha beats. To fill it out we also have Ienni-Mon on back-up percussion and other sounds. Who's doing vocals? Dave is singing on two tracks and our friend Cess Rock is MCing on 'E2DMFMF'. Both will be rockin the mic on our upcoming tour. Also on the recording we have our friends G. Knight MCing at the end of 'Blues Warrior' and Kultcha Ites singing on an unreleased song which will probably be released on our website. The EP will be available at our shows on the upcoming tour. We're looking forward to getting out there with Pennywise, Circle Jerks and Ignite. Can't wait to see you out there!" In a June 2006 interview with MTV.com, Baksh stated about Brown Brigade, "As a guitarist ? and this isn't meant to insult SUM's music ? but it was getting way too easy to play. I really wanted to get into my roots and pay homage to the three bands that started me off in music: Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica. "I'm not the most serious guy in the world, so Brown Brigade songs are about funny stuff," he added. "I think that Sum 41 lost a lot of their sense of humor, which is where things started to go wrong. The whole thing got a bit too dark for the public." "The basic music [of Brown Brigade] is going to be metal and some thrash, some Iron Maiden with some Deep Purple thrown in, too. It's going to be red-hot. I can't wait." Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net. Brown Brigade supporting Pennywise and Circle Jerks: 10/03 - Croation Cultural Centre - Vancouver, BC 10/04 - Commodore - Vancouver, BC 10/06 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB 10/07 - The venue formerly Red's - Edmonton, AB 10/08 - Odeon - Saskatoon, SK 10/09 - Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MB 10/11 - Club Denim - Guelph, ON 10/12 - The Phoenix - Toronto, ON 10/13 - Surface - Ottawa, ON 10/14 - Metropolis - Montreal, PQ 10/15 - Imperial - Quebec City, PQ

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    Paddles
    A blend of Iron Maiden and Deep Purple? Damn, I can't wait to hear this.
    Nybb
    Music is ok, nothing too creative but still pretty good. I'm not really digging the vocals though. Dave can play guitar fairly decently, but it's a sore loss for Sum 41 as he was the only one who could play.
    flyboyC17
    Iron Maiden and Deep Purple are two of my favorite bands of all time and to hear someone who was in one of the lamest punk, let me rephrase that,''punk'' bands ever say that their is some Maiden with Deep Purple thrown in is just blasphemy even if he CAN play metal.
    Letterbomb11
    eldanny : those of you saying he shouldv said at at sum 41 didnt read the reasons why he quit, i wish he stayed to but he couldn't add to band because the rest were going in a complety opposite derection. maby now we will get the pop-punk some of you loved BUT i wouldn't count on it becuase the reason they changed was because they didn't want be known as a pop-punk band.
    SUm has actually said that their next album will sound like AKNF.
    PinkFender_69
    flyboyC17 wrote: Iron Maiden and Deep Purple are two of my favorite bands of all time and to hear someone who was in one of the lamest punk, let me rephrase that,''punk'' bands ever say that their is some Maiden with Deep Purple thrown in is just blasphemy even if he CAN play metal.
    You have to look up videos on youtube or listen to some of the "non-single" songs...Dave rocks
    Devon_555
    Hells_Bell wrote: The quality of the recording sucks... Sounds promising but it won't have the same popularity as sum 41, doesn't have that mainstream sound.
    Wtf? I've had enuf of the same old power pop bullshit poluting the airwaves. Good for them for not selling out for money and popularity and playing what they want to.
    rebellion41
    You know, I hate to say it, cause I love Sum 41, but without Dave, I think they're gonna go down hill. Hopefully dave's new band will be good.
    NowTheWorld
    Sounds like Dave's having fun with his music, which i sreally what he should be doing... As for Sum 41's direction... I blame it on Deryck marrying Avril Lavigne.
    IDisposableHero
    ppht im glad dave left, he was too good of a guitar player with to many metal influences to be in a shitty pop/punk band. Did you see ICON: Metallica
    ss311
    At least he's playing fun music he enjoys and isn't manufactuaring it to appeal to the mainstream.
    RJMan
    Is it just me or is "the bitter end"pretty much a carbon copy of mettalica's Battery? Both are good songs, but you can't really give any credit to sum41 for that song. Chuck was an ok album, except for the pop rockish ones (some say/ pieces)
    slashs_snakepit
    ah my fellow Indian!!! ROCK ON!! lolz.. man.. how many Indians do u know have gotten into this sorta shit???
    skindred
    all you sum 41 fans needn't worry, im sure deryck will get avril lavinge some guitar lessons to fill in for dave, it cant be worse than her vocals...can it? :|
    sum41guitarist
    Gone from a cool band named Sum 41 to the Brown Brigade? WTF? I still will remain to the Sums, though Dave's new band sounds terrible. He sounds awesome though.
    jammer-91
    Dave should have just stayed with sum41. Now he sounds like a typical garage band (no offense but actually like a garbage band) and their songs are just meseed up.
    jammer-91
    Guyanese people are indians who migrated to guyana. It's like seeing an indian in paris and saying hes french.
    KickOutTheJamsX
    RedNovember wrote: Wait, whoa, whoa. Iron Maiden and Deep Purple from an ex member of sum 41? I don't buy it.
    youre dumb. just cuz sum 41 wasnt the hardest of bands doesnt mean that their guitarist cant shred and love metal.
    RedNovember
    Wait, whoa, whoa. Iron Maiden and Deep Purple from an ex member of sum 41? I don't buy it.
    gaudymob
    I didnt care for any of the songs on there myspace besides Last writes. The vocals were horrible though, Cant have a 12 year old singing over a hard rock-thrash type riff.
    Hells_Bell
    The quality of the recording sucks... Sounds promising but it won't have the same popularity as sum 41, doesn't have that mainstream sound.
    FlyPaper
    apparently he should have stayed with sum41, i really did not enjoy those songs at all.
    Hells_Bell
    OH yeah but overall nice riffs, but i won't go calling it a blend of iron maiden and Deep Purple.
    edibledevilboy
    i loved Chuck, i don't think it got way too dark and serious, bands can't be joking all the time over all their albums, they also can't be too humourless (coldplay...) but it's good to get the mix
    False_God
    the vocals are pretty monotone and crap...but the rest is cool, nothing special to be honest their are way better band that dont get popular...
    Encore_God
    Hahah Brown Brigade? Anyone else find the name hilarious?
    Yeah, its really really not a good name. At all.
    eldanny
    those of you saying he shouldv said at at sum 41 didnt read the reasons why he quit, i wish he stayed to but he couldn't add to band because the rest were going in a complety opposite derection. maby now we will get the pop-punk some of you loved BUT i wouldn't count on it becuase the reason they changed was because they didn't want be known as a pop-punk band. Good Luck Dave.
    GuitarManiac09
    "I'm not the most serious guy in the world, so Brown Brigade songs are about funny stuff," he added.
    to all of you people talking about the name...it is meant to be stupid and funny.... Not the biggest sum 41 fan at all but i wish him good luck
    Fixer
    Cool, Im gonna check them out. Dave was the only good thing in Sum 41 anyway.
    genresrforposer
    miketheman401 wrote: Dave Go back to sum 41 PLEASE!!!!
    NO!.... unless this side project sucks but I really want to hear what Dave can do when he's not chained to a pop-punk band(not that I don't like pop-punk). I
    METSOAD
    have you hears the solo in 'in to deep' that is all classic metalesque tapping, he did what other pop-punk bands wouldnt, have you also heard 'grab the devil by the horns' its all metal, brownsound is great
    skindred
    bejesus the intro to their last writes song sounds like black sabbath before the vocals kick in lol
    new\m/era
    they are definetly not pop punk anymore proof:bitter end,were all to blame,im not the one, pain for pleasure,mr, amsterdam, hooch. thats just to name a few they have changed to heavier punk/metal sound but they will probably just be more punk without daves metal. they are very underated and deserve more credit. and what gets me the most is this:
    but it was getting way too easy to play.
    he was part of the band so y didnt he just make the riffs harder himself. he is the lead guitarist he can decide the guitar.it seemed like he didnt even try