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Original Waylander Bassist Jason Barriskill Found Dead

Jason Barriskill, the original bass player of Irish folk metal outfit Waylander and later founder of the band Epoch, was found dead in his home in Co. Armagh yesterday morning (February 22nd). This happened only three days after he had a heart attack on friday the 19th. He was only 34 years of age. A message from his old bandmates reads as follows:

"Jason was a once off, a true individual in the truest sense of the word. Almost 15 years after he left Waylander we still talk about him at rehearsal. That is the mark of the man, he left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his friends and family.

"I hope you have found what you were looking for brother.

"You will never be forgotten."

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1. Valentine_no_more writes:

Geez! 34? Heart attack at 34?

# Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Hollow writes:

Too young!

# Feb 23, 2010 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xDecapitation writes:

Feels like 2009...

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. toxicclown writes:

damn

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Armageddon writes:

Amazing band and awesome player. what a great tragedy

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Tommy Lowe writes:

See you in the Summerlands brother

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. WOLF7 writes:

The Irish love their drinks, dont they?
RIP

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

dont know tha band
but way to young to die
rip brother

damm a heart atack on 34
lucky i am still around with 45
and my life style is not healty at all
only freaking blood pressure medication

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 6:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mark McReynolds writes:

The funeral of Jason Barriskill will take place Fri 26th at 11am from his parents home at Whitesides Hill Tandragee Rd. Portadown Co. Armagh. Internment to follow at Mullavilly Parish Church, Laurevale. Jason's family have asked me to pass on an open invitation to anyone who knew him to attend. A celebration of Jason's life, love's and music will take place in the Olde Castle Bar, Tandragee afterwards. Anyone who knew Jason or played with him is welcome along and if possible bring an instrument or music that he liked and make it a true celebration of the man.
Please pass this on, thanks.
See you on the other side my friend, keep up the good work!

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Spellbinder writes:

R.I.P!

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. FinnMcCool writes:

Will be sadly missed, I had only known him 6 months and found him a great person with a quirky personality....

R.I.P Jas

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BarryBlain writes:

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# Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Tommy Lowe writes:

Shine on crazy diamond

# Mar 6, 2010 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. JoMcK writes:

he didn`t die of a heart attack.... he died in an occult ritual went wrong

# Mar 10, 2010 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. vinyard braw writes:

rip jason all who knew ya will miss ya!

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