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Colosseum Frontman Juhani Palomäki Passes Away

Front man Juhani Palomäki of the Finnish funeral doom outfit, Colosseum sadly passes away. The band has issued an update on their official Myspace page:

"Juhani Palomäki’s musical career, including the composition of eight full-length albums for Yearning and Colosseum, has ended as he was found deceased on Saturday May 15th 2010. His final composition, Colosseum’s recently recorded third album, Chapter 3: Parasomnia, shall be released as planned, in order to honour Juhani’s memory.

"This also marks the end of Colosseum as a band, but Juhani’s musical genius and artistic integrity shall nevertheless forever live on, both on his records and in our hearts. We have lost a brilliant musician and a true friend, who will be greatly missed not only by us, but by his loved ones and countless people all around the world who have been touched by his art.

"Farewell, Juhani. May you rest in peace.
Olli, Janne, Sameli"

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1. Arnian writes:

Why does this show as a hot topic if noone has even commented on it?

Can't remember if I've ever heard Yearning, but Colosseum was one truly awesome band! He will be missed...

# May 20, 2010 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

It shows up as a Hot Topic if it's getting loads of views. R.I.P.

# May 20, 2010 @ 4:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WOLF7 writes:

oh man... I heard about this one, but since it didn't come from a trustworthy source, I didn't take it seriously at the time.

RIP, Juhani.
Hitto... iteki oon seiskaseiska. Näin meille alkaa tulla noutaja

# May 20, 2010 @ 6:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

Oh man what a loss, I had gotten into Colosseum via their awesome Thergothon tribute effort. Great band, listening to them now in honour.

# May 20, 2010 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

What Wolf said...

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Lijemo writes:

OK, we need a moratorium on Metal world deaths I think. This is getting ridiculous. Stop dying, people!

RIP

# May 20, 2010 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. killernofiller writes:

RIP Brother. What a f*cking year this has already been.....

# May 20, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. lcj writes:

Wtf is going on peter steele then dio and now juhani

# May 20, 2010 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathfreak writes:

RIP dude

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. WOLF7 writes:

BG1, I basically said in Finnish that "Damn... I'm year model '77 as well, and now we're starting to be strongly in the 'taking' as well".

Just like you quoted Morrison a while ago, "No One Here Gets Out Alive"

# May 21, 2010 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Cynic writes:

Juhani's project Yearning is worth checking out too - awesome.

# May 22, 2010 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. mikethebeAst writes:

r.i.p. man...

# May 23, 2010 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Steven Cannon writes:

We are doing a tribute radio show to Mr. Palomaki on Doom Radio May 30th... It's a 2 hour free streaming show, at:

http://vibrationsofdoom.com

We will be playing tracks from both Colosseum and Yearning... The show will stay on the site for 3 weeks...
Juhani was very helpful to me upon the release of Numquam and even helped me obtain stuff for my radio show... He will be sorely missed...

# May 30, 2010 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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