The Fallen Ones in 2015

By Stacey Ashford

Every year we loose people that the world will truly miss. The ones that inspire, the ones that create and the ones that brought something extra to our lives. In this section we honor those in the metal, rock and punk scenes that left us too soon. You will be remembered!

ALEX RAYGOZA

DECEMBER 19 1967-JANUARY 3 2015
(SOL NEGRO/STRESS)

BRIAN DISPOST

JANUARY 27 1971-JANUARY 3 2015
(GOTHIC KNIGHTS)

RUDY VERCRUYSSE

FEBRUARY 13 1955-JANUARY 3 2015
(OSTROGOTH)

TORSTEN THASSILO HERBERT

APRIL 27 1980-JANUARY 8 2015
(DARK FORTRESS/DRAGONSFIRE)

PETR MIKHEEV

MAY 25-1990-JANUARY 11 2015
(TAPINOMA SAY)

RYAN GROSSMAN

JANUARY 28 1988-JANUARY 12 2015
(ABDICATE/FOREVER TORMENTED)

HERR HERETIC

AUGUST 26 1977-JANUARY 17 2015
(AZEL'S MOUNTAIN/EMBITTERMENT/EXCREMENTS/OBSCURE/OHTAR)

HEE-CHUNG

JULY 21 1981-JANUARY 19 2015
(UNHOLY GRAVE)

CANEK SANCHEZ GUEVARA

MAY 22 1974-JANUARY 21 2015
(SYMPHONY OF DOOM)

WIESLAW GOLA

FEBRUARY 19 1963-JANUARY 21 2015
(MECH/SAMOLOT/LADY PANK)

IBOI KINYUT

DECEMBER 2 1991-JANUARY 22 2015
(KILLER BEE)

JOE GUTIERREZ

OCTOBER 8 1973-JANUARY 23 2015
(SADISTIC KILL)

ALVARO ALFINGER

JULY 4 1986-JANUARY 24 2015
(LEBEN UND DRAMA)

BORIS GIRARDI

JULY 21 1981-JANUARY 28 2015
(INFEKTUS)

MATTY BONES

OCTOBER 5 1978-JANUARY 31 2015
(BETWEEN TWO EVILS)

JOEL DIPIETRO

DECEMBER 16 1970-FEBRUARY 1 2015
(EXIT-13/HIDDEN/SKELETON OF GOD)

KEITH KWEDER

MARCH 13 1982-FEBRUARY 2 2015
(SKELL)

BALAZS BUJKA

1974-FEBRUARY 3 2015
(LOSER'S LAIR)

JORG "HAWK" BILLEB

MARCH 11 1978-FEBRUARY 3 2015
(BASTARD NATION/EVERTALE/IRONY)

NASEF

FEBRUARY 4 1990-FEBRUARY 4 2015
(OTAK MEUSUM/SYUHADA)

PABLO GARRIGA

1972-FEBRUARY 10 2015
(ETERNAL THIRST/NECROSIS)

DERICK ZTRANGE

JULY 12 1980-FEBRUARY 12 2015
(NECROTIC PRIAPISM)

NICK

DECEMBER 30 1983-FEBRUARY 15 2015
(CHURCHBURNER)

MICHAEL HEGGEDUS

1970-FEBRUARY 16 2015
(TERRIIBLE TAYVIISS)

FRANCOIS GRIMARD

1974-FEBRUARY 17 2015
(CRIONICS)

JOSH CHOOPER

SEPTEMBER 22 1992-FEBRUARY 18 2015
(ZOMBIE RAIDERS/XVART)

CHRIS HYDE

JANUARY 3 1965-FEBRUARY 18 2015
(DELIVERANCE)

MATS OLAUSSON

1961-FEBRUARY 19 2015
(ARK/YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN/EVIL MASQUERADE/IRON MASK)

DUANE BIBLER

JULY 1 1960-FEBRUARY 20 2015
(FINAL NOTICE/MONTEZ)

JOE DOTO

MARCH 10 1970-FEBRUARY 21 2015)

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JAY S.S.

MARCH 19 1979-FEBRUARY 27 2015
(BLACK GOAT/DREADNOX/HEXXUS/SABORATH)

RYAN STANEK

APRIL 22 1972-MARCH 1 2015
(BROKEN HOPE)

VITAL CASE

1959-MARCH 3 2015
(PARALAMAS DO SUCESSO/SADOM)

YOPI

?-MARCH 5 2015
(IFRID/SOULSICK/WIZARD)

STEFAN NEVATIE

JANUARY 29 1975-MARCH 5 2015
(STILL ABOVE SNAKES/MYOPIA/NINTH HOUR)

HANN "HANNTU" NG

DECEMBER 30 1985-MARCH 7 2015
(BLOOD LEGION)

SEAN MCCALL

DECEMBER 28 1964-MARCH 7 2015 KORUPT YASUHIRO UMEZAWA APRIL 21 1956-MARCH 8 2015
(ASIAN BLACK/ANIMETAL/JACKS'N'JOKER/REACTION)

JEVRY

1990-MARCH 18 2015
(ROTTENOMICON/NADI)

SHAY OFER

1988-MARCH 19 2015
(SHAY OFER)

A.J. PERO

OCTOBER 14 1959-MARCH 20 2015
(TWISTED SISTER/DEE SNIDER/CITIES/ADRENALINE MOB)

GRES

APRIL 6 1981-MARCH 21 2015
(SOLARWARD)

MIKLOS KURONYA

1950-MARCH 23 2015
(OSSIAN/KALAPACS)

JACEK JADWISZCZAK

AUGUST 1975-MARCH 24 2015
(MESSENGER)

TORTURER

FEBRUARY 4 1986-MARCH 24 2015
(731/CRYPTOS/MORPHEUS)

SCOTT CLENDENIN

JANUARY 17 1968-MARCH 24 2015
(DEATH/CONTROL DENIED)

RON CARTLEDGE

?-MARCH 25 2015
(RENEGADE)

ANDRES "CHOLO" PENALOZA

1979-MARCH 29 2015
(DAMAGE/ESKORIA)

JASMINE BASALAMAH

SEPTEMBER 2 1992-APRIL 2 2015
(ZEUS SATANAS)

NATE MALHER

DECEMBER 3 1975-APRIL 4 2015
(THE MOUND BUILDERS)

NICK CRISOSTOMO

APRIL 14 1989-APRIL 6 2015
(IMMORTAL DECAY/KHAOTIKA)

PAUL TRUESDELL

DECEMBER 24 1985-APRIL 6 2015
(WORMREICH/FEAR NOT DEATH/OVERWHELMED)

NAZGUL VATHRON

JANUARY 22 1985-APRIL 6 2015)

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PERCY WEISS

MARCH 11 1955-APRIL 14 2015
(PATRULHA DO ESPACO/HARPPIA/MADE IN BRAZIL)

OCE

JULY 27 1978-APRIL 18 2015
(GUGAT)

WALTER "WALLY" DIAZ

?-APRIL 19 2015
(FARAON)

DREW COOK

JULY 17 1970-APRIL 21 2015
(WILD HUNT/DIMESLAND)

ERIC BERUBE

?-APRIL 23 2015
(INFESTATION)

JOHN TINSLEY

DECEMBER 29 1970-APRIL 24 2015
(BERSERKR)

GUY LEBLANC

OCTOBER 16 1960-APRIL 27 2015
(CAMEL/NATHAN MAHL)

IAN MAGGARD

MAY 17 1995-APRIL 28 2015
(PESTILENT/DOLOR)

SHAWN CHAVEZ

1985-APRIL 30 2015
(HAVOK)

GERRI

JANUARY 1967-MAY 2015
(RELIGIOUS NIGHTMARE)

MALOU MANIENGUI

DECEMBER 13 1984-MAY 2015
(CIRCE/VEIL OF MIST)

SELFM

?-MAY 2015
(LEX TALIONIS/DEFAILLANCE/ETHERE/ULFANG)

ZORAN LALOVIC

JANUARY 24 1950-MAY 3 2015
(KRALJEVSKI APARTMAN/LOTKE & LAVIRINT/OGNJENI VUK)

EVERARDO FLORES

1978-MAY 5 2015
(INHEARTED)

CRAIG GRUBER

JUNE 15 1951-MAY 5 2015
(RAINBOW/ELF/BLACK SABBATH/THE RODS/RAVEN LORD)

RANDY JANZEN

?-MAY 8 2015
(MARAUDER)

JOSH INGRAM

AUGUST 24 1982-MAY 9 2015
(SUMOKEM)

CRAIG HUFFMAN

DECEMBER 5 1964-MAY 9 2015
(GARDY-LOO!)

ANTON JOVANOVIC

JULY 24 1967-MAY 10 2015
(MENACING WAR/NOCTURNAL FEARS/POWER FUEL)

TERRY JONES

AUGUST 24 1945-MAY 15 2015
(PAGAN ALTAR)

TEPHROS

1984-MAY 17 2015
(GATES OF ENOCH)

RYAN SHUTLER

AUGUST 16 1986-MAY 17 2015
(LAZARUS A.D.)

ALEX RANGEL

1980-MAY 21 2015
(ATTOMICA)

COLDVOID

MAY 8 1989-MAY 23 2015
(ARACHNIGOD/NECROTICUS)

RAFAEL SCOPEL

JANUARY 18 1983-MAY 27 2015
(STORMENTAL/STILL LIFE REMAINS)

MICHELLE HENNIE

?-MAY 27 2015
(MANBEARPIG/PHALLIC DECAPITANT)

JORGE BRISSON

1969-MAY 31 2015
(BUENOS AIRES/DAMA BLANCA)

LEHAM WARD

?-JUNE 2015
(DEMISE UNSEEN)

KIRILL POKROVSKY

MARCH 25 1965-JUNE 1 2015
(DRY LIVERS/ARIA/MASTER)

JOHN GRDEN

NOVEMBER 15 1964-JUNE 4 2015
(FEAR OF GOD/HAVE MERCY/PESSIMIST/SPEAKING IN TONGUES)

SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE

MAY 27 1922-JUNE 7 2015
(CHRISTOPHER LEE/RHAPSODY OF FIRE/MANOWAR)

IWAN

MARCH 16 1978-JUNE 9 2015
(HYSTERIA)

PAUL VAN LINDEN

?-JUNE 9 2015
(DARKSIED/GRIMPEN MIRE)

ADMIR OSMANOVIC

JANUARY 27 1984-JUNE 11 2015
(SYMBOLIC/TOXICDEATH/HOBSON'S CHOICE)

DEATHANIE

1974-JUNE 12 2015
(WARSHADES/TAAKE/GRIND CRUSHER/AEON THRONE)

PUCCIO ANATRELLA

?-JUNE 18 2015
(CIAFF/UNDERTAKERS)

NIC RASULA

1985-JUNE 20 2015
(30 YEARS TOO LATE)

YAROSLAV "STEVE" SBITNEV

?-JUNE 23 2015
(BIORATE/BLOODYVOSTOK)

CRISTIAN PETROVELLI

?-JUNE 29 2015
(CRISIS)

JUSTIN LOWE

1983-JULY 2015
(AFTER THE BURIAL)

MICHAEL KONOVALOFF

OCTOBER 10 1979-JULY 5 2015
(HELL CITY)

JENS CLEMENS

JUNE 8 1972-JULY 9 2015
(SEELENZORN/KALOGENA)

AGNAN

MARCH 8 1973-JULY 13 2015
(IGNI DARE)

GRIFFIN KOLINSKI

DECEMBER 29 1986-JULY 20 2015
(KNIGHTS OF THE ABYSS/THE BLOOD COUNTESS/APPARITIONS)

ERIC MASTROKALOS

DECEMBER 7 1966-JULY 20 2015
(VERBAL ABLUSE)

EDDIE HARDIN

FEBRUARY 19 1949-JULY 22 2015
(SPENCER DAVIS GROUP/DEEP PURPLE)

ARISSA BALL

DECEMBER 21 1996-JULY 27 2015
(SILENCE THE WITNESS)

VLAD BLASPHEMER

JANUARY 11 1974-AUGUST 4 2015
(DARK STORM/DARKNESS OF HELL/DETONATOR666/HELLOCAUSTOR/IRON FIST/ MANIAC BUTCHER/NHAAVAH/SARRGH/ZLO/AGMEN)

UCOKK

OCTOBER 26 1966-AUGUST 7 2015
(ROTOR/MORTUS/DIVINE/BRAIN THE MACHINE)

BEN AUCOTT

AUGUST 5 1975-AUGUST 9 2015
(MAGE)

SZAKH STEFAN KOZAK

1977-AUGUST 9 2015
(MYSTIC FOREST/BOLVERK/AZERLATH/EIKENSKADEN/THE SKADEN)

PLATON

?-AUGUST 12 2015
(PWRGEN)

ROMAN HUBINSKY

NOVEMBER 1976-AUGUST 22 2015
(MISCELLANE/SIRENADE)

IAN LEITH

?-AUGUST 23 2015
(INNER SANCTUM)

LEMPO

SEPTEMBER 2 1987-AUGUST 30 2015
(VONULFSREICH)

STEVE SINCLAIR

APRIL 18 1966-SEPTEMBER 7 2015
(DYOXEN/BOBNOXIOUS)

PHILIP ANDREW COLLIER

JULY 24 1965-SEPTEMBER 10 2015
(SEA OF BLACK/HELD UNDER)

MARTIN "KIDDIE" KEARNS

MARCH 7 1977-SEPTEMBER 14 2015
(BOLT THROWER)

MADNESS

1990-SEPTEMBER 15 2015
(BAPHOMET)

ILYA KUZUBOV

AUGUST 1 1986-SEPTEMBER 17 2015
(PARALLAXIS)

JOSE URIBE

1974-SEPTEMBER 23 2015
(AGNOSIS/EKHYMOSIS/ATHANATOR)

MAGISTER

MAY 28 1990-SEPTEMBER 24 2015
(SOLI DIABOLI GLORIA/SECT/ORK BASTARDS/METI BHUVAH/ANTIMELODIX)

HERR BURZUM

?-SEPTEMBER 25 2015
(NECATOR)

JOYCE DIJKGRAAF

MAY 2 1985-SEPTEMBER 25 2015
(ELLEANORE/GANDILLION/MARCEL COENEN)

HWANG DAE-GEON

?-SEPTEMBER 30 2015
(BULLET ANT)

JULIAN HERNANDEZ

?-OCTOBER 2 2015
(LAGASH)

IVAN LAZAROV

OCTOBER 23 1962-OCTOBER 7 2015
(BG ROCK/STRANGER/ATLANTIC)

JIM SADIST

APRIL 21 1971-OCTOBER 7 2015
(NUNSLAUGHTER/SLOTH/THE SPAWN OF SATAN/SCHNAUZER)

JUAN "GORY" REYES

?-OCTOBER 8 2015
(DEMIZED)

BRUNO "CICCIO" GALASSO

?-OCTOBER 17 2015
(ACIDO)

FRANK WATKINS

FEBRUARY 19 1968-OCTOBER 18 2015
(GORGOROTH/OBITUARY/HELLWITCH)

STEVE BLACK

?-OCTOBER 21 2015
(AHAMKARA)

ANDREY BUTUZOV

1956-OCTOBER 22 2015
(CROSSROADZ/ALEXANDER NEVSKY)

ANTONIO

APRIL 1 1985-OCTOBER 28 2015
(PLAGUE RAGES/INTO THE END/BAGA)

TONY VAN FRATER

MAY 4 1964-OCTOBER 29 2015
(COCKNEY REJECTS/RED ALERT/ANGELIC UPSTARTS)

MIHAI ALEXANDRU

?-OCTOBER 30 2015
(GOODBYE TO GRAVITY/GRAVEN)

VLAD TELEA

MAY 17 1978-OCTOBER 30 2015
(GOODBYE TO GRAVITY/RISING SHADOW/SPIN/THUNDERSTORM)

ADRIAN-RUGINA

JUNE 18 1977-OCTOBER 30 2015
(BUCIUM/NEXUS)

MIKE ROLLINGS

?-NOVEMBER 1 2015
(METALMORPHOSIS/DIN/THE MOTORBELLY)

BOGDAN ENACHE

?-NOVEMBER 8 2015
(GOODBYE TO GRAVITY/THUNDERSTORM/HOVERCRAFT)

TUDOR GOLU

SEPTEMBER 17 1987-NOVEMBER 10 2015
(AXIAL LEAD)

ALEX PASCU

DECEMBER 11 1981-NOVEMBER 11 2015
(GOODBYE TO GRAVITY/GRAVEN/THUNDERSTORM)

PHIL "PHILTHY ANIMAL" TAYLOR

SEPTEMBER 21 1954-NOVEMBER 11 2015
(MOTORHEAD/CAPRICORN)

DANE PETERSEN

DECEMBER 23 1961-NOVEMBER 16-2015
(FALL FROM GRACE)

DAVID VAN LANDING

OCTOBER 6 1964-NOVEMBER 17 2015
(CRIMSON GLORY/TONY MACALPINE/MSG/EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE)

KEEB SUTTON

SEPTEMBER 27 1968-NOVEMBER 19 2015
(SUBCONSCIOUS/CRYPTIC/COFFIN WITCH)

SCOTT WEILAND

OCTOBER 27 1967-DECEMBER 3 2015
(STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER/THE WILDABOUTS)

JOHN GARNER

FEBRUARY 2 1952-DECEMBER 5 2015
(SIR LORD BALTIMORE/THE LIZARDS)

LEVI MARQUES

JUNE 8 1991-DECEMBER 7 2015
(NUCLEADOR/SKABONG)

NEBIRU

MARCH 18 1984-DECEMBER 12 2015
(CHERNOBOG/ENBILULUGUGAL)

TERRY HORBURY

FEBRUARY 6 1950-DECEMBER 15 2015
(VARDIS/OUTSKIRTS OF INFINITY/DIRTY TRICKS)

ERIC MAYES

JUNE 12 1974-DECEMBER 17 2015
(DECEASED/BIOVORE)

GEORGE PATRANOIU

AUGUST 4 1973-DECEMBER 19 2015
(ILLEGAL OPERATION/KRYPTON/METROCK)

IAN FRASER "LEMMY" KILMISTER

DECEMBER 24 1945-DECEMBER 28 2015
(MOTÖRHEAD/HAWKWIND)

 

Every holiday this feeling comes again
Every gathering, each celebration
My thoughts just drift away
However great things are they're not the same
As in most cherished memories
I spent with those not here today
And as I seek a smile
In my days gone by
It dawns to me
There are others by my side
Everyone has stories
No one is spared in life
Tell me about your lost ones
I'll tell you about the ones that left my path


Let's sing a song for the fallen ones
For the loved ones that we've lost
For the lost ones that were never found again
For our lovers left behind and absent friends
Let's raise our glass to the missing ones
And make a toast to all the people
Those that got us here but can no longer see
Who we are, how our lives turned out to be


It's your story, tell it proud
Sing it loud, sing it everywhere
To everyone that wants to hear
Open the vault that is your heart
And let out the ones that live in there
In memories the world may not forget


Every trip to a place I've been before
There are those that travel with me
And those I bring along
As we ride along these tracks well known to me
At each landmark I recall
All the things that we have seen
I will tell with a smile
About days gone by
To those that came along
The loved ones by my side
Together we share stories
As we share this life
These memories are precious
Way too beautiful to lock up inside


So sing your song for the fallen ones
For those lost along the way
For the ones that have moved on or went away
For all the ones we wished they could have stayed
Let's raise our glass to the absent ones
They will never be forgotten
Let us drink and share their stories when we can
With our family and friends for whom we care

(Lyrics by Randy Gerritse)

 

Stacey Ashford