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Died On This Date (October 14, 2011) Kevin Mahoney / Singer For Siege

Posted by themusicsover on October 14, 2011

Kevin Mahoney
September 6, 1965 – October 14, 2011

Photo by Cindy Mendes

Kevin Mahoney was the lead singer for Boston, Massachusetts area thrashcore band, Siege.  Formed in the early ’80s, the band built a sizable local following before they broke up in 1985.  Although short lived, the band was later cited as a direct influence on the likes of Napalm Death and Dropdead due in part to their fiercely fast tempos and Mahoney’s wild screeching.  Siege’s earliest recordings were in 1984 for a demo produced by Lou Giardano (Husker Du, Goo Goo Dolls).  The oft-bootlegged record took on a life of its own throughout the thrash underground until it found its proper release by Relapse Records in 1994.  After the group split in 1985, Mahoney went on to do local live theater among other things.  In later years, he worked in IT at various local hospitals.  During the early ’90s, Siege briefly reunited, but with Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt fame on lead vocals.  As reported by Maximum Rock N Roll, 46-year-old Kevin Mahoney passed away on October 14, 2011.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

Thanks to Paul Bearer for the assist.

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Died On This Date (August 8, 2011) Eric Stevenson / Drummer For Only Living Witness

Posted by themusicsover on August 8, 2011

Eric Stevenson
DOB Unknown – August 8, 2011

Eric Stevenson was a founding member and drummer for Boston, Massachusetts area metal/hardcore band, Only Living Witness.  Formed in 1989, the band self-released a handful of demos before being signed by respected metal label, Century Media who released their acclaimed debut, Prone Mortal Form in 1993.  Then band went on to tour the world and the label released a follow-up, but only after the group had already split up in 1995.  Only Living Witness reunited for a handful of shows in 2008.  Prior to his tenure with the band, Stevenson played in Formicide.  In early 2011, Eric Stevenson learned he was suffering from melanoma which ultimately took his life on August 8, 2011.  He was 46.

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Prone Mortal Form - Only Living Witness

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Died On This Date (June 22, 2011) Jared Southwick / Guitarist For The Dream Is Dead

Posted by themusicsover on June 22, 2011

Jared Southwick
DOB Unknown – June 22, 2011

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Jared Southwick was the lead guitarist for Indianapolis hardcore band, The Dream Is Dead.  Formed in 2000, the band soon brought on Southwick who had been playing with another local band, Harakiri.  The group went on to release a handful of records over the next decade.  Jared Southwick reportedly died in an area hospital of an unspecified liver and kidney condition.  He was 34 years old.

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Letter of Resignation - EP - The Dream Is Dead

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Died On This Date (June 11, 2011) Seth Putnam / Lead Singer Of Anal C**t

Posted by themusicsover on June 11, 2011

Seth Putnam
May 15, 1968 – June 11, 2011

Seth Putnam was the founder and lead singer of grindcore band, Anal Cunt (A.C., AxCx)  Formed in the Boston, Massachusetts area in 1986, A.C. found its loyal following thanks in part to their aggressive playing and controversial lyrics.  In their early days, they generally went into the studio or hit the stage with no pre-written music or lyrics and developed their songs as they went along.  Over the course of the next 25 years, A.C. released eight equally offensive to some studio albums and several EP’s and compilations.   Outside of the band, Putnam performed in numerous side projects and lent his vocals to recordings by the likes of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, and Napalm Death.  In October of 2004, Putnam went into a coma after overdosing on a large quantity of Ambien.  Whether or not he was attempting suicide was never made clear.  Seth Putnam died of a heart attack on June 11, 2011.  He was 43.

Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.

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I Like It When You Die - Anal Cunt


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Died On This Date (March 25, 2011) Henrik Frykman / Bassist For Disfear

Posted by themusicsover on March 25, 2011

Henrik Frykman
DOB Unknown – March 25, 2011

Henrik Fryman is perhaps best remembered as the longtime bassist for Swedish punk/metal legends, Disfear.  In 1990, Fryman joined Anti-Bofars, and within a year, the band re-christened themselves as Disfear and went on to become one of the foundations of D-beat, a sub-genre of hardcore that borrowed heavily from both punk and British metal.  Over the next twenty years, Disfear released several albums on such labels as Relapse and Osmose while touring with such bands as GBH and Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.    On March 25, 2011, Henrik Fryman died following a long battle with cancer.

Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.

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Live the Storm - Disfear

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