September 6, 1965 – October 14, 2011
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.