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Evile Bassist Michael Alexander Passes Away While On Tour

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Sadly, just a few days into their European tour with Amon Amarth, Evile bassist Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden on October 5th from a suspected blood clot. Mike was just 32 years old.

Evile members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the following statement:

"This is so hard to find the words to express fully how we feel. We can't believe or accept what's happened. One minute we're talking to our buddy, Mike, the next minute we can never speak to him again.

"There's so many things rushing through our heads that we want to say, do and feel. We half expect him to come round the corner and call us 'dickheads'. We can't get our heads around it.

"It upsets us so much that he was away from his family when this happened, although knowing Mike, we're at least glad he was on tour doing what he loves.

"We're lost for words. We all miss him so much already. He was such a headstrong, genuinely nice guy who loved music and his family. We've got so many brilliant memories with him.

"Our hearts go out to his daughter, family and friends at this tragic, difficult time.

"Mike is much loved and is sorely missed. Rest in peace, brother."

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm shocked! I wish all the best to his family, friends and the rest of the band.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. John Savage writes:

As Maiden said, Only the good die young
R.I.P Mike
My horns are raised in salute

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. zMETALlica writes:

wtf, that is horrible! :(

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

RIP...

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jamez writes:

That is awful news...

I´m only getting into this band having heard from them for the 1st time just a few months ago.

RIP Michael

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalBro4Life writes:

Which one was he? The black one?

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. returntheknife writes:

RIP The Thrasher. This is really sad news.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Nihilist writes:

What? I'm to shocked to comment. R.I.P. man \m/

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Gytrash writes:

Tragic... Rest In Power, dude..

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Supastan writes:

this is fu cking horrible, how did this happen? i feel bad for his entire family more so his daughter i know what its like to not have a father (mine passed when i was one) i just hope she has fond memories of him and she has someone responsible and loving to take care of her....rip metal brother this is truly a sad day for metal

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Supastan writes:

i hope there is a memorial fund for him to help for expenses i would be more than happy to donate ...once again this really struck me hard i feel bad for the his kid

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Daryl writes:

Thats awful mann, Seen them live he was an incredible bassist! Rip brother! ):

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. SHREDDER13 writes:

No way man...*takes a deep sigh* Today will be a very sad day for everyone who loved and supported Mike and Evile. He was always the quiet yet mayhemic guy in the band. He was always the joker on the road and in the studio. He was the one who could light up a dark room with his bright spirit. Now he has passed away doing what he loved to do, playing rock & roll on the bass for his fans...He will truly be missed and never forgotten. My deep condolences go out to his family & friends.

R.I.P. Mike Alexander

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Hammerheart writes:

Shocking news indeed! R.I.P. man, our thoughts are with your friends and family.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KurtNZ writes:

RIP metal brother! youll surely be missed! i send my condolences to his family, friends, Our thoughts will always be with you

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Skidso writes:

RIP, Bro. This just f*cking sucks.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Metal Matt UK writes:

This is sad news indeed he died of a suspected blood clot
More info: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/eviles-michael-alexander-rip/

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Telfix writes:

Thrash in piece Mike!!

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Irish Thrasher writes:

R.I.P bro, had the pleasure of meeting and drinking with you at the Hammerfest. You were an absolute gent. My thoughts are with the rest of the band and your family. R.I.P. \m/

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ...thomas writes:

not very familar with the band , but its still very sad news, R.I.P.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. jimmy j. writes:

this is very sad news. my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the band.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. God_Of_Wrath writes:

...No. f***ing. Way.

Two hours ago I was listening to Evile and thinking how awesome they were. Then I read this. 32 is WAY too young.

Thank you for your part in the thrash resurgance. Thrash in peace, man. Thrash in peace...

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. wilco writes:

what the hell is going on a other metal head dies a bad year for metal 2009

rip brother and al the suport and respect to the familly

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Caveman1 writes:

no way... R.I.P

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. darkA.T.M writes:

so sad to hear.. RIP

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Rubyred writes:

So "sorry" to hear such sad news of such a "young" musician passing away so soon: I've heard of the band EVILE but havn't really heard what they sound like sample of music, etc.,. I'm sure their a thriller-throw down Metal band. Their awfully young...'their Bassist/Michael Alexander only 32 yrs old/handsome young-person untimely death is a shock-wave to his bandmates. Much sincere condolences to his brothers in arms & his daughter/Family The ALEXANDER's at this time of deep sorrow.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Only just started listening to them another metal brother down *HORNS UP* R.I.P

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BLACKDOG writes:

WTF!

RIP.Sad sad day's MAN sad day's.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. haha writes:

that's terrible. RIP Michael Alexander.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. jake williams writes:

metal has lost another great man. RIP man

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Jackrum writes:

Thrash in Peace....

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jack. writes:

RIP man.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 4:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Infected Nation writes:

We all have to "Enter the Grave"

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Fuzzypig writes:

Jeez...

One of the great hopes of UK thrash revival. As an old codger of 40 years old, these lads really made me feel like I was back in 1987 again!

Always too tragic when someone leaves without having a chance to say goodbye, but you have to remember all the good stuff they left behind and I'll certainly raise a glass for you at the next gig!

Cheers and RIP.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. deathfreak writes:

Thats f***ed up. 32 is way to young to die. RIP man. At least he went out doing what he loved to do.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. sepultura1987 writes:

RIP Mike
Thrash it up in Valhalla with Chuck, Dime,Cliff, Piggy & Vitek

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. macky writes:

Dude R.I.P

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. thadeus writes:

r.i.p my metal brother.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Metal Messiah writes:

This is terrible news, the band have just released thier long awaited 2nd album, and then this happens whilst on tour.
R i P Mike
Thankyou for bringing back thrash metal

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Criminally insane writes:

Every other motherfckn day some one dies, this is bullsh**!!
RIP dude.

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Onslaught Fei writes:

I never got to see him in concert... I'm saddened deeply by this news.

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. sadimz writes:

Rip brother

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 7:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. darkrayne writes:

very sad ..RIP ...if there's a good thing about it. it's that dime has got a very talented bassist to jam with. none the less RIP...

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Rychemn writes:

Very sad indeed...\M/..R.I.P..\M/

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. NW_MetalHead writes:

RIP
Great band, hope they can eventually move on

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Suzzman writes:

Devastated. What a bassist, and what a guy. Rock in Peace, my man \m/

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Caveman1 writes:

Just listened to Eviles 1st cd Enter the Grave... dam thats great sh**e, wish i've seen em live

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Necrovomit writes:

NOOOOOOOOOOO! whats with all the dead metal heads lately, seriously, wtf. \m/ R.I.P. \m/

# Oct 8, 2009 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. RTB writes:

^jamez agreed..never heard of them til the news broke, liquid metal started playing evile songs constantly the past few days and i gotta say they sound pretty good.....all the post here sum up how i feel as well...RIP mike

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Remy Reurling writes:

Death, we all know it's coming, and still we're all taken by surprise.

but this..? 32 years old?! and even while beginning to live his life for the fullest! enjoying touring, succes with the band, having a wife AND a kid. An he won´t even see his daughter grow up. And what´s worse, his daughter won´t be able to see him and experience having a dad.

My thoughts go out to his family, Friends, and the band man.

tear it up, wherever you are. We´ll be down here missin´ ya man!

I bid to everybody, have a drink on him, celebrate his life. In shock and dying a bit myself.

Rest in f***in´ peace man.

Mike Alexander 1977-2009 <;-- screw that. 1977-forever

# Oct 9, 2009 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. geo reilly writes:

thought r with you guys and his family RIP

# Oct 10, 2009 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. metalfan653 writes:

rip

# Oct 11, 2009 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Momen writes:

RIP Thrasher ...

ps. God must hate thrash since that's what happened to metallica's cliff...

:(

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Nute writes:

It's about time this guy was stupid w00000000000t!!!!!

# Oct 14, 2009 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Necrovomit writes:

^like all good trolls u should have been an abortion. rip michael

# Oct 17, 2009 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. .... writes:

oh man, that sucks. thrash in peace.

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Aldil writes:

What Killed Him?

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Aldil writes:

errrr, How Did He Die?

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. SHREDDER13 writes:

I think it was blood clottings.

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. RONNIE94 writes:

sh** when i heard this i was surprised...
so freakin young..

# Oct 18, 2009 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. Harry writes:

R.I.P Mike had the pleasure of meeting you when you played in dublin with machine head back in 07 you were a really nice guy and a damn good musican r.i.p bro

# Oct 19, 2009 @ 7:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. g writes:

r.i.p.

# Oct 19, 2009 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. F-CKING writes:

R.I.P MIKE Evile rocks this is horrible


NP:EVILE-THRASHER /,,/

# Oct 25, 2009 @ 8:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. Marco writes:

I just don't know what to say, a great bassist and person died, no words can express what I'm feeling at the moment... I was lucky enough to see him with Evile live last year: when I saw him playing and headbanging I was like "man, that's a hell of a bassist" and now this. unbelievable. R.I.P. Mike, now that you "entered the grave".

# Oct 25, 2009 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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