Evile Bassist Passes Away
2009-10-06 by Jorn van Schaïk | 49 Comments

From the Earache blog:

Sadly, just a few days into their European tour with Amon Amarth, Evile's

Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically

passed away in Lulea, Sweden.

Evile members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the

following statement:

"This is so hard to find the words to express fully how we feel. We can't

believe or accept what's happened. One minute we're talking to our buddy,

Mike, the next minute we can never speak to him again.

There's so many things rushing through our heads that we want to say, do and

feel. We half expect him to come round the corner and call us 'dickheads'.

We can't get our heads around it.

It upsets us so much that he was away from his family when this happened,

although knowing Mike, we're at least glad he was on tour doing what he

loves.

We're lost for words. We all miss him so much already. He was such a

headstrong, genuinely nice guy who loved music and his family. We've got so

many brilliant memories with him.

Our hearts go out to his daughter, family and friends at this tragic,

difficult time.

Mike is much loved and is sorely missed.

Rest in peace, brother."


RIP.

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Altmer
October 6th 2009

5652 Comments


RIP, no time to go.

a5thdiad
October 6th 2009

123 Comments


that's a real shame.

CrazyFool84
October 6th 2009

1080 Comments


fuck eh, rest in peace

Unskathed123
October 6th 2009

368 Comments


Sucks. Such a young, talented dude.
More so that he had a daughter.
RIP

Roach
October 6th 2009

2149 Comments


was he the black one?

KILL
October 6th 2009

70718 Comments


yes

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poopty
October 6th 2009

319 Comments


phew

his death is like a blessing in disguise then

Zip
October 6th 2009

5312 Comments


oh so these guys all pass away but Mr. Magic "dies" what the fuck?

KILL
October 6th 2009

70718 Comments


i thought it was the same thing

Greggers
October 6th 2009

2375 Comments


R.I.P, this sucks

Waior
October 6th 2009

11425 Comments


Same thing.

News sucks, rest in peace.

KILL
October 6th 2009

70718 Comments


does indeed suck..seemed like a great guy from an interview i saw

Altmer
October 6th 2009

5652 Comments


Jeremiah2, will you go and die in a car crash or something

KILL
October 6th 2009

70718 Comments


hope the cunt gets ip banned

FadeToBlack
October 6th 2009

10913 Comments


damn rip

still need to check out evile tbqh

KILL
October 6th 2009

70718 Comments


they arent bad..kind of generic but what thrash isnt l;ololol5

Altmer
October 6th 2009

5652 Comments


i haven't listened to evile either but dying at 32 is just... insane

chewytapeworm
October 6th 2009

492 Comments


Wow this sucks

R.I.P

Carnifex
October 6th 2009

1918 Comments


RIP, I'm not a fan of thrash but Evile shreds.

Zip
October 6th 2009

5312 Comments


I'm super confused, what did he die from? Sounds like whatever killed him killed him really fast. Little bit scary.

LepreCon
October 6th 2009

3612 Comments


Fuck
Just...fuck
RIP I like Evile a lot

Demonicgman
October 6th 2009

417 Comments


seems like bands these days die fast. fuckin shame.

Lambda
October 6th 2009

2412 Comments


What the...

RIP

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PanasonicYouth
October 6th 2009

7411 Comments


woooooooooow
how exactly did he die tho?


rest in peace bro

Buccaneer
October 6th 2009

692 Comments


I've heard he died from a blood clot.

RIP

Motiv3
October 6th 2009

8920 Comments


RIP

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LepreCon
October 6th 2009

3612 Comments


Was hoping to catch these guys live at some point. Now it seems like that could take longer than I expected

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2009

30904 Comments


Bassists at the moment man....
RIP

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Craigmn01
October 6th 2009

56 Comments


man, that sucks.

RIP

combustion07
October 6th 2009

5343 Comments


RIP

lauriej
October 6th 2009

1711 Comments


RIP, poor dude

R6Rider
October 6th 2009

4494 Comments


RIP Mike

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zaruyache
October 6th 2009

5915 Comments


This shit's Cliff Burton all over again :-( RIP man.

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

Altmer
October 6th 2009

5652 Comments


Blood clot indeed in his lung.

cvlts
October 6th 2009

8954 Comments


RIP

another fallen soldier

Relinquished
October 6th 2009

24485 Comments


Dude...

RIP

entarthedryden
October 6th 2009

175 Comments


LMFAO BLACK GUY DIED HAAHHAAHAHAHHHAHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

KTV
October 6th 2009

760 Comments


RIP brother

Tulannical
October 6th 2009

2051 Comments


rip

Yazz_Flute
October 6th 2009

18764 Comments


Damn that's terrible, especially considering it happened so unexpectedly. RIP

Generic thrash band but hey, they're fun as hell to listen to.

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Fxxkit13
October 7th 2009

1559 Comments


Never really was into the band but this is really sad

Emim
October 7th 2009

26509 Comments


Never heard them before, but still my condolences to the band and especially his family. RIP

Ryce
October 7th 2009

81 Comments


And it wasn't even an OD this time.....

Pebster49
October 7th 2009

2991 Comments


that really scares me how a perfectly healthy dude can just die that fast over a random blood clot. Shows how fragile we really are...RIP

rollnchew
October 8th 2009

85 Comments


entarthedryden - fuck off n die please.

RIP

thrashman77
October 8th 2009

36 Comments


WOW... i just gave a bad review on there album.. kind of feel bad right? the guilt is killing me. but metallica danced back when there bassist died right? lets hope these guys can do the same thing. and anyone that tries to keep the thrash genre alive is a hero in my book

RIP

linchpin313
October 9th 2009

813 Comments


imagine that... they were held as England's Metallica when they emerged and then this happens... creepy.

we salute you bro.

GenNarain
October 9th 2009

781 Comments


Dude....that sucks

RIP

TheyTookOurJobs
January 17th 2010

1318 Comments


rip



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