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Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:48 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:59 pm 

We are so shocked and saddened to bring you the news of our dear brother Killjoy passing away this morning. We are at a loss for words. R.I.P brother you are forever in our hearts. We will cherish our moments together forever.
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Really sad news.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:27 pm 

Well shit. That's unexpected. He was about as committed to metal as a person can be. Even apart from Necrophagia, I listen to those first Ravenous and Wurdulak albums regularly. Regarding the recording of the latter, I'll always remember in an interview he said that he and Maniac laid down the vocals side by side in the studio (the songs on Ceremony in Flames often featured both of them); he said that with the lights low, the music blaring, the two of them facing off and trading lines, it was like two warlocks doing battle. I love that image.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:52 pm 

Sad indeed. I loved Necrophagia. Killjoy was the band IMO and loved the way way they did death metal.
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Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:17 pm
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:52 am 

400+ views on this topic and only two replies? Shit, Necrophagia must have been more underrated then i thought. I felt thoroughly crushed reading the news on facebook last night. I saw Necrophagia last year while they were touring with I Am Morbid. To be honest i had little interest in seeing I Am Morbid and only bought a ticket because Necrophagia were opening for them. Killjoy didn't seem to be in best of health but he was always somewhat overweight so i never guessed he would be a dead just a year later. I discovered them back in '98 when the band was resurrected thanks to the involvement of Phil Anselmo. I've been a huge fan ever since and been following their every move.

It's weird thought that we'll never get another Necrophagia record or ever hear his shrieking vocals again. To me Killjoy embodied everything i love about metal. He was a huge fan of European horror movies and a true pioneer of death metal. It's shame the band never really got their break like Death or Morbid Angel for example. Only thing left for me to say are the famous words by the man himself... Fulci lives!!! Rest in gore, Killjoy.


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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:00 am 

I always found his output of music to be very unadulterated and genuine metal. I really love some of the Necrophagia albums.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:08 am 

R.I.P man!

a true pioneer of horror death metal.
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Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:02 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:31 pm 

Way too young, again. He will be missed :(
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