Evile Bassist Passes Away2009-10-06 by Joanna van Schaik | 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
"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
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,
Mike is much loved and is sorely missed.
Rest in peace, brother."
RIP, no time to go.
that's a real shame.
fuck eh, rest in peace
Sucks. Such a young, talented dude.
More so that he had a daughter.
was he the black one?
Digging: Metallica - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
his death is like a blessing in disguise then
oh so these guys all pass away but Mr. Magic "dies" what the fuck?
i thought it was the same thing
R.I.P, this sucks
News sucks, rest in peace.
does indeed suck..seemed like a great guy from an interview i saw
Jeremiah2, will you go and die in a car crash or something
hope the cunt gets ip banned
still need to check out evile tbqh
they arent bad..kind of generic but what thrash isnt l;ololol5
i haven't listened to evile either but dying at 32 is just... insane
Wow this sucks
RIP, I'm not a fan of thrash but Evile shreds.
I'm super confused, what did he die from? Sounds like whatever killed him killed him really fast. Little bit scary.
RIP I like Evile a lot
seems like bands these days die fast. fuckin shame.
how exactly did he die tho?
rest in peace bro
I've heard he died from a blood clot.
Was hoping to catch these guys live at some point. Now it seems like that could take longer than I expected
Bassists at the moment man....
man, that sucks.
RIP, poor dude
This shit's Cliff Burton all over again :-( RIP man.
Digging: City of the Sun - To the Sun and All the Cities in Between
Blood clot indeed in his lung.
another fallen soldier
LMFAO BLACK GUY DIED HAAHHAAHAHAHHHAHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
Damn that's terrible, especially considering it happened so unexpectedly. RIP
Generic thrash band but hey, they're fun as hell to listen to.
Never really was into the band but this is really sad
Never heard them before, but still my condolences to the band and especially his family. RIP
And it wasn't even an OD this time.....
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
entarthedryden - fuck off n die please.
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
imagine that... they were held as England's Metallica when they emerged and then this happens... creepy.
we salute you bro.