We Lost the Sea Vocalist Dies
2013-03-04 by Ryan Kroner | 63 Comments

Chris Torpy, vocalist for metal band We Lost the Sea, reportedly took his own life on Saturday morning. For the band's full statement, refer to their Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/welostthesea

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Band Page: We Lost the Sea

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geasoftime
March 3rd 2013

1139 Comments


That's terrible. The Quietest Place on Earth was a beautiful record. You will be missed in the post-metal community, Chris Torpy!

sixdegrees
March 3rd 2013

16667 Comments


this really sucks.

RIP

baldymort
March 3rd 2013

742 Comments


Damn horrible. RIP mate.

Acanthus
March 3rd 2013

9535 Comments


"Sometime early saturday morning, Our brother, singer and best friend, Chris Torpy, took his own
life. We cannot adequately express the loss, and the hurt we are feeling at this time. And in no way
ever presume to understand what his family are going through right now.

Chris was the soul of the band from the very begin, he was a true artist, an amazing lyricist and
the best vocalist I have ever seen. He was genuine and loved his friends, he was a better friend to
any of us than we deserved, and he was always the first to reach out to people who were hurting. He
struggled with his demons for a long time, he used music as a way to exorcise them, sometimes we
could really hear the pain and fury in his voice at practise or at a show. He always lived life to
the fullest and pushed the boundaries of his own existence. These words feel cheap, and don't in
anyway do his remarkable, although short, life. He will be missed by many, but never forgotten. We
Lost The Sea are blessed to have his talent and his voice recorded for us to always remember him as
he was, for who he was.

We Lost the Sea at this stage will NOT be pulling out of the This Will Destroy You show at the
Annandale. We would like to play this show to honour our fallen brother. Wether or not we are able
to do it remains to be seen. We have not talked about or made any decisions about the future of the
band after this show. Chris is irreplaceable, but I know he wouldn't of wanted the band to stop. So
I personally will be looking to making more music in his name.

If anyone is struggling with life, or everything just seems too much. Please reach out to someone.
Contact Beyond Blue, talk to a friend, talk to a parent, TALK TO US. Please don't think that you are
alone.

We'd like to thank everyone for the support and love we have received already. It means a lot to us.
If anyone has anything the would like us to pass on to his family, or would like to know funeral
arrangements please email us at welostthesea@gmail.com

Chris we will always love you and I feel that the best way to pay tribute to you is via your own
words.

'And this lucid way of rest is how I want to remain.
Converging through the void, finally passing on.
Contently, with grace.'

Much Love

Mark, Nathaniel, Turtle, Brendon, Kieran & Mathew and all the We Lost The Sea family. xo"

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Yazz_Flute
March 3rd 2013

18764 Comments


Fuck, this is terrible. The Quietest Place on Earth was beautiful.

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Scoot
March 3rd 2013

17670 Comments


shit was gonna check these guys, rip

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InFiction
March 3rd 2013

3636 Comments


Never heard of these guys before, but that's tragic. RIP.

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Yazz_Flute
March 3rd 2013

18764 Comments


They released one of my favorite albums of last year...really solid and emotive post-metal/ambient.

Inferis
March 3rd 2013

409 Comments


RIP...

Shuyin
March 3rd 2013

11097 Comments


damn this sucks

RIP

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zxlkho
March 3rd 2013

3460 Comments


Damn, RIP.

BallsToTheWall
March 3rd 2013

44164 Comments


Cool band. RIP

benkim
March 3rd 2013

2080 Comments


RIP, very sad he didn't see any way out of his troubles. Very sad indeed.

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cagedescending
March 3rd 2013

4124 Comments


RIP

gonna check out Quietest Place in honour of the guy

Yazz_Flute
March 3rd 2013

18764 Comments


This song hits even harder now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6-IuAYTDsU

ChuckyTruant
March 3rd 2013

15700 Comments


Too sad. RIP

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Blaizend
March 3rd 2013

647 Comments


RIP great band

TheMoreira
March 3rd 2013

6730 Comments


Didn't know this band. A Quiet Place is pretty beautiful, and Chris seems to have been outstanding.

Frightening, how a past can be so haunting.

RIP.

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PortalofPerfection
March 3rd 2013

327 Comments


This article is the first I've heard of this band and it's what's making me check them out. It's a fucked up world we live in :/

Nomos
March 3rd 2013

806 Comments


O MAN RIPPITY RIP

FearThyEvil
March 3rd 2013

12189 Comments


Wow, this is really sad. R.I.P. Chris! The Quietest Place on Earth was a great album.

geasoftime
March 3rd 2013

1139 Comments


Spinning The Quietest Place on Earth right now in his honor

Zeiu
March 3rd 2013

139 Comments


ouch, rip.

Quadrochosis
March 3rd 2013

19 Comments


leik omg same rip

Nomos
March 3rd 2013

806 Comments


2rip4u

GringoSuave89
March 3rd 2013

1009 Comments


gonna have to give them a listen. RIP

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2013

8736 Comments


oh shit, i bought the physical copy of the quietest place on earth, really good stuff

that sucks beyond belief ]:

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trilogique21
March 3rd 2013

375 Comments


i feel bad for his family and friends. suicide is selfish.

MO
March 3rd 2013

18181 Comments


rip

DotEight
March 3rd 2013

5476 Comments


RIP. Will check this band out of respect.

dawija1017
March 3rd 2013

542 Comments


RRRRIPm RAPm

MichaelSnoxall
March 3rd 2013

12163 Comments


This is terrible. Rest in peace.

XingKing
March 3rd 2013

9988 Comments


'And this lucid way of rest is how I want to remain.
Converging through the void, finally passing on.
Contently, with grace.'


So fitting. RIP

olivianigma
March 3rd 2013

132 Comments


I've never listened to them, but I might have to out of respect. Rest In Peace.

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LeisureMuffin
March 4th 2013

19 Comments


We lost the We Lost the Sea vocalist?

Spec
March 4th 2013

27047 Comments


That's so sad.

RIP

MuhNamesTyler
March 4th 2013

3688 Comments


Yeah damn RIP

KSK1
March 4th 2013

4070 Comments


Just went on their facebook and the song I listened to was pretty beautiful. It's such a shame to hear about a band this way though. RIP

MarkTheDead
March 4th 2013

643 Comments


Sad stuff, sorry to hear it. Best of luck to the rest of the band.

North0House2
March 4th 2013

5800 Comments


Man this is so sad. I'm gonna listen now, haven't heard it yet, which surprises me because they sound like they'd be right up my alley.
RIP.

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zaruyache
March 4th 2013

5822 Comments


RIP. Sadface.jpeg.

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2013

8736 Comments


i feel bad for his family and friends. suicide is selfish.


don't start

joshieboy12345
March 4th 2013

5366 Comments


Don't know this band, but R.I.P.

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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 4th 2013

1709 Comments


Well of course suicide is selfish. But humanity is selfish as a species. You can't blame someone at the end of their tether to want to take the first way out that they see. I ended up sparking a discussion on this a few weeks back on Facebook with some friends when I said that only people who don't kill themselves but don't seek help are the ones who truly hate themselves, people who commit suicide clearly love themselves enough to want to end the pain and find a way out. Which, yes, may be considered selfish but how many people in the same situation wouldn't do the same?

TooLateToGoBack
March 4th 2013

1748 Comments


Damn, suicide is always a terrible thing to hear about.

R.I.P.

Spec
March 4th 2013

27047 Comments


Don't start the suicide is selfish shit again.

henryChinaski
March 4th 2013

2679 Comments


Sad, RIP.

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2013

8736 Comments


for the sake of respect for someone who's dead please don't turn this into a fucking suicide debate

if anything the circumstance around his death is none of our business so let's leave scrutiny to those directly involved, if anyone at all

sixdegrees
March 4th 2013

16667 Comments


^ this. seriously.

Fluttertrank
March 4th 2013

17098 Comments


Don't start the suicide is selfish shit again. [2]

MoosechriS
March 4th 2013

4768 Comments


fuck me, terrible news. RIP dude

Butkuiss
March 4th 2013

4102 Comments


These guys have been a mainstay in the local scene for years but I never got to see them properly. As I was perusing their page last night searching for upcoming gigs of theirs I could attend, Chris was taking his own life.

That's heavy. RIP

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Hockeytown
March 4th 2013

100 Comments


Don't start the suicide is selfish shit again. [3]

RIP

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Captain North
March 4th 2013

6768 Comments


Ffs people, leave it alone.

Suicide fucking sucks. RIP. I hope the afterlife doesn't exist for him/is awesome. Whichever he believed.

Dolving999
March 4th 2013

1609 Comments


Never heard of the band, but RIP.

Also, never judge a person without putting yourself in his/her skin. Yes, suicide is not the way to go, but some people have to endure hell in a daily basis, and sometimes that unfortunately breaks one's spirit.

XyphynX9
March 4th 2013

137 Comments


Don't start the suicide is selfish shit again. [4]

Never listened to these guys but this is absolutely tragic. My heart goes out to the family and friends of him and the remaining members of We Lost The Sea. RIP.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2013

1972 Comments


What a shame. RIP.

I'll have to check these guys out with all the praise they're getting in this thread.

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ManintheBox
March 4th 2013

867 Comments


Have never heard these guys, I'm definitely gonna have to check them out. But seriously this sucks, RIP dude.

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tacos N stuff
March 4th 2013

347 Comments


wow that's terrible



Amebix
March 4th 2013

240 Comments


Bought both their physical CDs, two great albums. RIP and condolences to his friends and family

botb
March 4th 2013

9520 Comments


this sucks, listening to this band now and it rules, dude's vocals are really good.

Evreaia
March 4th 2013

3949 Comments


fuck'd up new, RIP man, you'll be missed.

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Spec
March 4th 2013

27047 Comments


I'm fifty fifty.



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