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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 22, 2011) Frankie Sparcello / Bassist For Exhorder

Posted by themusicsover on March 22, 2011

Frankie Sparcello
DOB Unknown – March 22, 2011

Frankie Sparcello was the recent bassist for the re-formed New Orleans groove metal band, Exhorder.  Originally formed in 1985, Although pioneers of a sound that would later include the likes of Machine Head, White Zombie, and Pantera, Exhorder never quite reached the level of success found by those bands.   After the group’s original bassist left in 1990, Sparcello signed on to replace him.  Exhorder soon disbanded, but would later reunite with Sparcello coming back into the fold in 2010.  Frankie Sparcello passed away on March 22, 2011.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

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Died On This Date (December 8, 2004) Dimebag Darrell / Pantera

Posted by themusicsover on December 8, 2009

“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott
August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004

dimebag“Dimebag Darrell” Abbott is best remembered as the founding guitarist for metal band, Pantera.  Formed with his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul in 1981, the band evolved from its early glam leanings into one of thrash metal’s most influential bands by the end of their run.  In 1992, the band released what would become their breakthrough album, Cowboys From Hell, which is generally included in any legitimate survey of the greatest metal albums of all time.   In 2003, the band broke up due to internal politics.  The Abbott brothers went on to form Damageplan, whose debut album, New Found Power, debuted in the top 40 of the album charts and went on to sell modestly. While on a Damageplan tour in Ohio on December 8, 2004, Dimebag Darryl’s life came to a tragic end in an eerily similar to, yet much bloodier fashion than  John Lennon’s murder on the same date in 1980.  As Damageplan were performing at a Columbus club, an unknown and perhaps deranged fan pulled out a gun and fired five shots into Abbott, killing him instantly.  The shooter wasn’t finished however, as be began firing multiple shots throughout the club, wounding others and killing a club employee, an audience member, and the band’s security guard, Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson.  By the time the police arrived, the shooter had scuffled with others and was holding Damageplan’s wounded drum tech, John “Kat” Brooks hostage after he tried to overtake him.  Fortunately for those left in the building, Officer John Niggemeyer fired one shot into the face of the heavily armed perpetrator as he had Brooks in a headlock.  The shooter was killed instantly.

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