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Category Archives: In Memoriam

Co-director of ‘Until The Light Takes Us’ documentary passes away

Posted by on April 29, 2016

In midst of one of the most brutal years ever, it’s been reported that the director of the black metal documentary Until The Light Takes Us, Aaron Aites has passed away after losing his battle to kidney cancer. Fellow co-director of the 2008 documentary and partner, Audrey Ewell, had launched a GoFundme page two months ago […]

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Former Killwhitneydead/The Demonstration guitarist dead at 31

Posted by on April 29, 2016

It’s sad to keep writing about the passing of musicians and that’s been the case for past few months and someone needs to tell 2016 to chill the hell out and stop taking away people left and right. It’s been reported that former Killwhitneydead and The Demonstration guitarist Charles Matheny was found dead at the […]

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Metal community reacts to Prince’s passing

Posted by on April 21, 2016

2016 keeps doing its terrible duty of claiming the lives of iconic musicians like David Bowie or Lemmy (technically 2015) and today a big one has left us, as pop icon Prince has passed at the age of 57. We know Prince isn’t necessarily the embodiment of Satan or heavy music but no one can […]

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Former King Conquer guitarist dies of suspected drug overdose

Posted by on April 6, 2016

It’s always a solemn day in metal when someone dies. Unfortunately, John Byrd (formerly of King Conquer) joined the many who have passed in 2016. While it’s suspected it was a drug overdose, the band says they don’t want to be the ones to confirm how he died. This statement was released on Facebook early this […]

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Gates of Ishtar drummer Oscar Karlsson dead at 39

Posted by on March 5, 2016

This year has been a tragic one for the rock and metal community with the passing of so many musicians since January and, unfortunately, the trend is not slowing down. Swedish drummer Oscar Karlsson, known for his work with the melodic death metal bands The Duskfall and newly reunited Gates of Ishtar passed away at […]

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