Posted in metal | music on January 21, 2011

by BBG


"Last night, my beloved brother, Brendan Majewski, passed away. Words will never express the sorrow I feel. i loved him more than anyone can imagine. He was brilliant, caring, & loving. The world has suffered an immeasurable loss." - Speck Brown
This sad statement comes from Speck Brown, the drumming half of sludgy Brooklyn punks Orphan. Bassist Brendan Majewski , who was previously in Quix*o*tic, was the other half, and he ripped fuzzed-out basslines to punctuate their fierce and primitive songs. R.I.P. Brendan, you will be missed.

The band released Decapitated Lovers last year and just released a split with Dope Body on Black Tent Press. Orphan was scheduled to play this Saturday (1/22) at Death By Audio with Universal Order of Armageddon, The Body, and Salvation.



Comments (27)

Bummer to hear of the loss. Is that a t-shirt with famous assassin's mugshots on it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 5:07 PM

OMG, RIP. What happened? This is terrible

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 5:13 PM

Rest In Peace Brendan....

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 5:13 PM

Awful news. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 5:13 PM

I can't believe it. Horrible news. Peace, Brendan

Posted by Don | January 21, 2011 5:50 PM

terrible news. so so sad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 5:54 PM

saw them at Lit Lounge once, such a great band. RIP my man.

Posted by JT | January 21, 2011 6:27 PM

that dude has a cool t-shirt

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 6:39 PM

Does anyone know what happened?

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 8:41 PM

So sad

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 8:48 PM

Might not be so obvious at first, I for one, am slow... but he was so gentle and sweet. That guy was just a big ball of love. Believe it.

We miss him.


Posted by jt | January 21, 2011 9:44 PM

i love you brendan. you were too good for this place. :(

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 10:18 PM

Sad, RIP Brendan

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2011 11:35 PM

I play bass and am more than willing to step in and PRODUCE where others simply could not.

Posted by Regulah readah | January 22, 2011 2:57 AM

so sad... RIP

Posted by ryan | January 22, 2011 10:38 AM

realy sad

Posted by Ajans Magic | January 22, 2011 12:01 PM

yeah Orphan was amazing nice dude and this sucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2011 7:19 PM

Wow. I have an Orphan LP. How did he die? Anyone have any bio info on him?

Posted by Sarah | January 23, 2011 12:00 AM

Man that fucking sucks.It kills me every time I hear about some young talented person passing on this site.R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2011 1:12 AM

this is truly horrible news. brendan was one of the most fun/humorous/loving kids i've known. he always had an amazing attitude about music and the bands making it. it's hard to believe i wont be seeing him ever again. peace buddy...

Posted by z | January 23, 2011 4:01 PM

He is from washington, dc. He was an embassy brat. He liked to read books by paul bowles. he was very sweet and incredibly talented. I don't know what happened but he will be missed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 1:03 PM

For those of you who are asking, it seems that Brendan sadly took his own life, less than a week ago. Please send prayers or good thoughts to him, that he is no longer suffering.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 8:09 PM

this sucks horribly.
rest in peace budd.

Posted by rensl | January 25, 2011 10:57 PM

spent a week on tour with this kid and he was genuine and kind. will miss him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2011 2:34 PM

RIP dude. i really enjoyed the time i spent with you

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2011 7:24 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 20, 2011 9:36 PM

miss you

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2011 2:06 AM

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