Warrel Dane dead at age 56

2017-12-13 by Brendan Schroer | 71 Comments
Warrel Dane, famous for lending his vocal talents to the power metal band Sanctuary and the legendary thrash outfit Nevermore, has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The tragic news was confirmed by Dane's guitarist Johnny Moraes, who shared the following information:

"He died in the night. He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened.

I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.

His health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism. He was already facing a lot of health problems."


Sao Paulo was the area that Dane was working on his much-anticipated second solo album.

More information can be found at the following links:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/nevermore_singer_warrel_dane_dead_at_56.html

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nevermore-and-sanctuary-singer-warrel-dane-dies-of-heart-attack-in-brazil/

Tagged: Nevermore

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TheNotrap
December 13th 2017
8670 Comments


Terrible news.

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2017
22443 Comments


RIP RIP RIP


this stinks

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Papa Universe
December 13th 2017
10613 Comments


Warrel Dane, nevermore.

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KjSwantko
December 13th 2017
10727 Comments


Awful awful. RIP.

I hope we get to hear the material he had recorded...

Ovrot
December 13th 2017
13258 Comments


wow wtf

Egarran
December 13th 2017
4617 Comments


Been wanting to jam Refuge Denied, I suppose this is an occasion.

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guaquino
December 13th 2017
2 Comments


Rest in Peace Warrel. Your music meant a lot to me.

bloc
December 13th 2017
46153 Comments


RIP

Nevermore and Sanctuary are easily some of the most underappreciated metal bands of all time.

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SoccerRiot
December 13th 2017
3758 Comments


Gonna binge jam some Nevermore tonight. It's been a while... :'(

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ChaoticVortex
December 13th 2017
539 Comments


Fucking hell. Nevermore was my jam throughout the high school years. His unique, emotionally charged vocals was what made that band stand out (aside from Loomis's riffing of course).

R.I.P. :'(

AtomicWaste
Moderator
December 13th 2017
2728 Comments


Man, this is a bummer. Saw Nevermore on Gigantour a million years ago. RIP.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
December 13th 2017
2445 Comments


Lost one of metal's greatest and most varied voices. Seriously, I'll never forget the guy's impact on albums such as "Dreaming Neon Black", "Dead Heart..." and "This Godless Endeavour". All of Nevermore's stuff actually. Same goes for Sanctuary, it was clear the guy found a sense of urgency when that band reformed.

RIP man.

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Egarran
December 13th 2017
4617 Comments


I've passed into the afterworld
To a place where light can't intrude
I bear this curse transcending time
My pain denies me your truths

CygnusX1
December 13th 2017
271 Comments


Damn, RIP

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MO
December 13th 2017
22095 Comments


fucking awful, RIP Dane

saw Nevermore at Wacken in '09 and he was just a monster. rest easy

welcome to the end my friend
THE SKY IS OPEEEEEENNN

BlackwaterPork
December 13th 2017
3063 Comments


RIP man

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JasonCarne
December 13th 2017
878 Comments


Damn, haven't jammed Nevermore in ages but they were one of my go-to bands in high-school. Going to jam some Enemies of Reality today, RIP.

KjSwantko
December 13th 2017
10727 Comments


What a tragic ending for Nevermore: released the weak Obsidian Conspiracy record, Warrel passes away, and Jeff spends his time as a hired gun for freakin' Arch Enemy. No story book ending this time around....

SoccerRiot
December 13th 2017
3758 Comments


And Arch Enemy certainly aren't getting much better these days...

DarkTyler
December 13th 2017
281 Comments


2016 needs to stop

KjSwantko
December 13th 2017
10727 Comments


I think you're in the wrong year bud...

@soccer, agreed hard. Band is awful and Alissa pretends like they are elite.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
December 13th 2017
10763 Comments


RIP

What an amazing vocalist.

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gocsa666
December 13th 2017
294 Comments


Other sources say he was 48..?

BlackMalachite
December 13th 2017
2453 Comments


RIP

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KjSwantko
December 13th 2017
10727 Comments


48 was a misreporting. He was 56.

smaugman
December 13th 2017
4540 Comments


damn what shitty news. so early to go

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 13th 2017
7704 Comments


Terrible news..........

RIP

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ZippaThaRippa
December 13th 2017
10359 Comments


Warrel Dane sounds like one of those names where the first letters are switched

SoccerRiot
December 13th 2017
3758 Comments


Chillin' with ma boy Darrel Wayne

Wizard
December 13th 2017
20157 Comments


Damn RIP, loved his voice!

Safe to say we won't be getting a Nevermore reunion...

Egarran
December 13th 2017
4617 Comments


They could make a hologram, like Elvis.

KjSwantko
December 13th 2017
10727 Comments


They're having a Dio hologram tour now too. So bizarre - I'd never pay to see such a cheap spectacle honestly.

Maco097
December 13th 2017
2540 Comments


Fuck that hologram

RustCohle
December 13th 2017
198 Comments


Rest in peace, one of the best metal singers has left us

XingKing
December 13th 2017
12719 Comments


Terrible news. Guy had a wonderful voice.

judasgoat
December 13th 2017
232 Comments


RIP hard.

Dude was talented as fuck, made great music and I am not okay with this.

tigersbrokefree
December 13th 2017
146 Comments


FUCK.

Fuck this decade.

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Aiwaz
December 13th 2017
6666 Comments


Fuck RIP

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Coldplaz
December 13th 2017
52 Comments


RIP
Never listened to much Nevermore, but I liked what I heard

Spec
December 13th 2017
34880 Comments


RIP

artiswar
December 13th 2017
2285 Comments


Damn, didn't realize he was that old. This sucks. It took me like 5 years longer to get into Nevermore than it should have, primarily because I couldn't stand this guy's vocals. He grew on me a lot though, he was such a unique and powerful voice. RIP

Aiwaz
December 13th 2017
6666 Comments


The Lotus Eaters m/m/

UnderTheNorthernScar
December 13th 2017
555 Comments


Horrible news. One of my favorite frontmen of one of my all time fave metal bands. Thrash on in Peace brother.

necropig
December 13th 2017
3300 Comments


Rip

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TheFantasticDangler
December 13th 2017
1856 Comments


Damn RIP. Loved me some Nevermore growing up. Underrated band


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Scoot
December 13th 2017
18790 Comments


one of the most unique voices ever

rip

Eldar777
December 14th 2017
148 Comments


damn, used to love Nevermore a lot. RIP.

RunOfTheMill
December 14th 2017
3313 Comments


RIP

Was gonna see Sanctuary in March :[[[

KjSwantko
December 14th 2017
10727 Comments


His memory and metal vox will live on forever m/

Hovse
December 14th 2017
2633 Comments


Awful news..R.I.P

sputnik1
December 14th 2017
312 Comments


Terrible! Longtime fan of him and his music. RIP Warrel- I did see him in both bands.

ultradevilgod
December 15th 2017
241 Comments


Holy shit! RIP \m/ Your legacy remains

KjSwantko
December 15th 2017
10727 Comments


Warrel will never be forgotten. For some reason this death really bothers me....I hate that super talented people have to die. Inevitably taking many great ideas with them.

chug73
December 15th 2017
3195 Comments


what the hell. This sucks.


Rowhaus
December 15th 2017
922 Comments


And here I was hoping for a Nevermore reunion :'(

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johnnydeking29
December 15th 2017
11445 Comments


RIP, one of the greatest metal vocalists of our time

swipenet
December 15th 2017
1619 Comments


RIP main man

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LakeeshaJackson
December 16th 2017
72 Comments


"legendary thrash outfit Nevermore"

Outfit? You wear them? Is this a joke to you?

Also, R.I.P



50iL
December 16th 2017
4516 Comments


Outfit:
"a group of people undertaking a particular activity together, as a group of musicians, a military unit, or a business concern."

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Aiwaz
December 16th 2017
6666 Comments


Outfit: A ska/punk/glovegaze band from Sydney Australia formed in 1993.

Egarran
December 16th 2017
4617 Comments


Also, yes this is a joke to him.

Santet
December 16th 2017
4 Comments


omfg rip

KILL
December 16th 2017
80995 Comments


fuckin sucks

jammin into mirror black all night

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
December 16th 2017
1076 Comments


Just found out about this from Iced Earth's FB page. I was actually thinking to myself pretty recently how nice it would be to get another Nevermore album, even if it wouldn't have happened anyway. Another glint of hope lost with another great. RIP.

LakeeshaJackson
December 16th 2017
72 Comments


He should have just said the word band instead of these silly, fancy terms

chug73
December 17th 2017
3195 Comments


Godless Endeavour is still a fantastic record. RIP

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2017
7704 Comments


..................

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-warrel-danes-final-performance-on-brazilian-tv-recorded-two-weeks-before-his-death/

SoccerRiot
December 19th 2017
3758 Comments


"Outfit? You wear them? Is this a joke to you?"

I think you're reading a little too deep into this

Altmer
December 22nd 2017
5701 Comments


I love Nevermore.

Egarran
December 22nd 2017
4617 Comments


Psalm of Lydia is pretty amazing.

bloc
December 22nd 2017
46153 Comments


Yeah that track blew my mind when I first head it in high school. Especially the opening sweepz.



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