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Died On This Date (November 9, 2014) Jonathan Athon / Bassist For Black Tusk

Posted by themusicsover on November 9, 2014

Jonathan Athon
DOB Unknown – November 9, 2014

Jonathan Athon at center with Black Tusk. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Jonathan Athon at center with Black Tusk. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Jonathan Athon was the bassist and vocalist for popular Savannah, Georgia sludge metal pioneers, Black Tusk. Inspired equally by ’70s metal, speed metal, and punk, Black Tusk formed in 2005 and quickly rose to the top of the Savannah metal scene which also includes Kylesa and Baroness.  After a handful of self-released albums and split EPs, the band signed with Relapse Records who released their breakout album, 2010’s Taste The Sin. The band continued to deliver what fans wanted, both on record and in concert, over the next four years.  During the night of November 8, 2014, Athon and his girlfriend were reportedly riding on his motorcycle when they were involved in a collision with an automobile.  Both sustained serious injuries but Athon was put into a medically induced coma to monitor his more severe head trauma.  Details of the accident, as well as the condition of the other driver, were not immediately released.  On November 9, 2014, Jonathan Athon was reportedly removed from life support and passed away.  He was 32.


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Died On This Date (February 18, 2013) Pat Egan / Relapse Records

Posted by themusicsover on February 18, 2013

Pat Egan
DOB Unknown – February 18, 2013

pat-egan-relapseA fixture of the New York metal scene, Pat Egan was a beloved music industry veteran who spent the past 10 years at iconic Metal label,  Relapse Records. He was, most recently, their Director of Retail Sales and Marketing.  In his capacity at Relapse, Egan was directly involved in the successes of Mastodon, Baroness, and High On Fire, to name a few.  His passion for the job and metal music in particular made him a favorite within the retail community as well as with artists and management companies.  Egan began his music career at Long Island retail giant, Looney Tunes where he ultimately served as store manager.  He later worked at the Pavement, KOCH and Energy labels before landing at Relapse.  Most, if not all who came in contact with Egan praised him.  Pat Egan was hospitalized in late 2012 with pneumonia, but never fully recovered before passing away on February 18, 2013.

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