A legend, long time musician, songwriter, scene supporter, and a Faithful servant of the Lord – David “Burrito” Villalpando, just passed away yesterday. The man who may have been controversial at times for his direct and often times bold, in your face message, was a Faithful servant of the Lord all the way up until the very end. I had chatted with him a few times over the years and followed his social accounts for continuing posts and updates. He had been a part of some very early Christian hardcore, metal, and punk bands during the 80’s like Moral Majority, and The Warning, and went on to start several other bands through the next decade including the band Eightball Cholos, 44Evergiven, and Grace for the Fallen. He even founded Blood & Ink Records back in 2002 as co-owner. He had experienced many struggles during his time here on Earth which included some ongoing health problems which he seemed to power through with grace and humility. Let’s not forget a legend and a warrior. A man of character that despite all his circumstances and trials, would battle through with bold, unrelenting fervor for his Faith in God. Rest in Peace, friend. May your music, your message, and your life not be forgotten.
David Villalpando ('Burrito') 1960-2022
By Brandon J. in News | 2 Comments
I was very saddened to hear this news. I was an east coast resident living on Long Island in the early 1980’s and Burrito was very generous with his time in being a friend through old fashioned paper letters and by sending me pictures and fliers of very early Christian punk/hardcore bands at a time when there was not much happening in the metro NYC area. I personally will miss him dearly.
Very fitting tribute!