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Sanctuary And Former Nevermore Vocalist Warrel Dane Dead At 56

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Warrel Dane, the lead singer of Sanctuary and Nevermore, has passed away at the age of only 56 after suffering a heart attack during the night. He was on tour in Brazil, where guitarist told UOL;

"He died in the night. He had a heart attack. 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."

The singer first came to prominence with Sanctuary, with whom he released two studio albums, before forming Nevermore, which achieved considerable commercial success. After Nevermore folded, he revived Sanctuary and the band released a third album, "The Year The Sun Died" in 2014, with a fourth record, "Inception" following only this year. He will be greatly missed.

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zMETALlica's avatar

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1. zMETALlica writes:

This sucks :(. my favorite vocalist and i was looking forward to his next solo record.

Also an FYI he was 56.

# Dec 13, 2017 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

Damn. What a shame. I always enjoyed his voice. RIP.

# Dec 13, 2017 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Westfallen writes:

And I was hoping for a Nevermore reunion someday. The man is irreplaceable.

On a more important note, hope his family is ok. Heart attack in the 50s, man that's awful.

NP - Sanctuary "Frozen"

# Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Westfallen writes:

Hey zM, do you know of a "best of" vocal performances of his? Or can you suggest some? I've really only listened to Nevermore.

# Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

WTF? No!
R.I.P. Warrel

# Dec 14, 2017 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CorpusUpir writes:

R.I.P. Warrel Dane one of the best vocalist I ever heard

# Dec 14, 2017 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. AtG writes:

Damn, this is terrible news. We lost a great singer, a great poet and, from all I read of Dane in interviews, one of the coolest guys ever. Always standing up for metal especially in the 90s when it wasn't "cool" anymore.

Will be blasting some of my favourite songs from this guy like Die For My Sins, Future Tense, Beyond Within and Deconstruction today.

RIP

np Nevermore - The Seven Tongues of God

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

He was superb at Graspop this year. Very sad to see him go.

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

R.I.P. Awesome talent taken too soon.

# Dec 18, 2017 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. AtG writes:

There's no positive way to put a spin on someone dying but I'd like to think Warrel Dane has become a Battle Angel.

# Dec 18, 2017 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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