Former Annihilator frontman Randy Rampage has passed away yesterday (14th). The 58-year-old was also a founding member, bass player and occasional vocalist for the Canadian hardcore band D.O.A. His death was confirmed by the Facebook page of the documentary Bloodied But UnBowed, stating:
Tonight sometime after 7pm Randy Rampage left us to reign in the heavens. A punk legend has moved on. And because he shared himself with you, please share a moment and think of Randy Desmond Archibald aka Rampage. We love you Randy.”
No cause of death has been revealed. Rampage will be remembered by his efforts on Annihilator’s debut album 1988’s Alice In Hell, which he worked on before leaving the group and returned in 1999 to record Criteria For A Black Widow. His time with D.O.A included their first two albums with 1980’s Something Better Change, 1981’s Hardcore ’81, 2002’s Win The Battle, and more.
Our thoughts go out to Rampage’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Really saddened to hear about the passing of Randy Rampage. Safe to say that ‘Alice in Hell’ was an album every thrasher grew up with. https://t.co/DYfPy8GU1r
— Dave Ingram Jr. (@DingramObserves) August 15, 2018
Holy shit. Randy Rampage is gone. What a tremendous loss. Pour one out for the old guard tonight. pic.twitter.com/thvXqO5Vk1
— ANTI↯VENIN (@kyleantivenin) August 15, 2018