Defiler Drummer Craig Ledbetter Passes Away, Frontman Jacob Shaw Battling Serious Health Issues

Defiler drummer Craig Ledbetter has passed away. The band recently confirmed the sad news, while also revealing that frontman Jacob Shaw is battling some serious health issues including a failing pancreas, which is believed to be from pancreatic necrosis.

Shaw said the following:

“Thank you all in advance for the donations, and the condolences for Craig. Both of these happening simultaneously, not long after losing my father, had been the hardest shit I’ve ever dealt with in my life. But I owe it to them to keep fighting.

I will do everything in my power to not succumb to this diagnosis, I don’t care if 1 in 5 die from it, I don’t give a fuck about any of that. I’m here to make music and I’m here for all of you, and we will come out of this on top.

For Craig, for my father, and all the others we’ve lost that want us to succeed. Thank you all again. Truly.”

You can help Shaw out by donating via the following options:

Email –
Venmo – @JakeDefiler
PayPal –

[via The PRP]

Defiler Share Parody Of Trapt’s “Headstrong”

Trapt‘s Chris Taylor Brown recently made headlines after going on a Twitter rampage and numerous rock/metal musicians have since blasted the singer. Now, Defiler have even shared a parody of Trapt’s “Headstrong.” Defiler‘s Jake Shaw said the following about that:

“I one take’d these vocals in an hour with my iPhone 6’s voice memo app, and honestly had a lot of fun making this. Many of us are currently confined to our homes due to Covid-19, so I wanted to record this, and hopefully make a few of you laugh or smile in these trying times. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and we do not tolerate bullies or people that spend their free time punching down. Besides, I’m just here for a silly goose time! Love ya. – Jake.”