Posted by themusicsover on October 14, 2011
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.
Posted in Hardcore, Punk, Rock, Singer | Tagged: Anal Cunt, Dropdead, Goo Goo Dolls, Husker Du, Kevin Mahoney, Lou Giardano, Napalm Death, Seth Putnam, Siege | Leave a Comment »
Posted by themusicsover on February 17, 2011
DOB Unknown – February 17, 2011
Phil Vane is best remembered as the two-time vocalist for pioneering UK grindcore band, Extreme Noise Terror. Formed with Vane in 1985, the band is credited for being the founding fathers of the grindcore sub-genre, crustgrind. Although now common, ENT were one of the earliest such bands to feature dual lead singers, with Vane being one of them. In 1987, the band was offered its first of four sessions on John Peel’s influential BBC program – a huge break for the band. Over the next several years, ENT rose to the top of the grindcore heap thanks to the release of popular records and heavy touring around the world. In 1996, Vane left the band to join fellow grindcore greats, Napalm Death only to make a brief return in 1997. Phil Vane, age 46, reportedly died in his sleep on February 17, 2011. Cause of death was not immediately released.
Thanks to Mike Woodford for the assist.
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Posted by themusicsover on August 1, 2010
April 19, 1973 – August 1, 2008
Tony Schepkens was the bassist Belgian grindcore band, Agathocles. The political band formed in 1985 and released numerous split singles and EPs as well. They were a popular touring band, having shared the stage with such bands as Napalm Death. According to the band’s website, Schepkens passed away on August 1, 2008 at the age of 35. No cause of death was given.
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