Even though technically they are not a black metal band, thought I'd mention the passing of The Devil's Blood's Selim here....since there is enough of an association with subject matter & certain bm bands. Also, if I'm not mistaken, TDB & Selim were discussed on this thread before.
So, Selim was found dead yesterday at age 34. Cause of death is not known, but from what I know of him from interviews & such, I would not be surprised at all if it was a suicide. Selim strikes me as somewhat of a classic troubled "artiste." Could write more to elaborate what I mean by that, but I'll just leave it at that for now.
I saw TDB on that Decibel tour a while back with Behemoth. Their gig was quite captivating (for lack of a better word). I also own a few of their recordings, and like the music very, very much. A friend and fellow musician on that tour, Pelle of In Solitude, wrote this about his friend Selim on fb since his death...
Our brother is not gone. Our brother never rests in peace. Our brother's plan, and his execution of it, will outlive the very notion of our steps in time. And as our brother's steps are restored to the ground that once waited for him; his destruction lasts forever. For our brother resided and forever resides in the wounds of the world and drank and forever drinks from the shadows that fell and forever falls from them, in the hearts of all living things. And this is where we'll find our brother. In the mirrors of things. Where he recognized his reflection and shall forever remind us of ours. I know brother, that our lesson shall not be solved in this world.
We love you forever, Selim. Let us end it here like you always would end it with your brothers and sisters; Death is the crown of all
/Pelle, on behalf of In Solitudehttps://www.facebook.com/insolitudeoffi ... 06046164:0