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Extreme Noise Terror Frontman Phil Vane Found Dead

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Phil Vane, one of the two vocalists of British crust punk/grindcore legends Extreme Noise Terror, has been found dead in his home. He was 46 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed. A short statement from the band reads as follows:

"The rumors are true - we're sorry to announce that Phil (Vane) passed away recently. The band will make a full statement soon, but for now we need to take the time to come to terms with this terrible loss."

Phil Vane was one of the two vocalists of Extreme Noise Terror since the group's inception in 1985 along with singer Dean Jones and spent a brief period in the 1990's as the vocalist of fellow British grinders Napalm Death. For more information on Vane and Extreme Noise Terror, please check out last month's Sunday Old School article about the band.

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm absolutely shocked. Great band. R.I.P.

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Skeggia writes:

Big Loss For The World-Wide Punk Movement.R.I.P Phil Condolences to Band Members And Family.Love & Respect To Ya Phil

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Tom_Himself writes:

I'm not a huge punk fan, but it's still sad when someone so influential passes on. RIP brother.

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalfan653 writes:

Well that f***ing sucks, RIP.

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

what the fvck??? i just got into these dudes because of your SOS article man

sad news indeed...how old?

Rock On brother phil! thanx for the great tunes mate \m/

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. shno writes:

RIP...I'm crushed

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

f***...saw this on metalsucks.net....Such a great band. One of the grindcore origonaters. Sucks.
R.I.P

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathfreak writes:

what that f***ing sucks

# Feb 23, 2011 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalmarquis writes:

Serious respect for Phil and for Extreme Noise Terror. Their BBC Sessions set was killer!!! RIP, Phil!!!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. macky3214 writes:

Will be Missed......RIP Brother!

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. thadeus writes:

RIP. Bless you and your family,my metal brother.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. OlafBerzerker writes:

ENT were on some of my earliest mix tapes as a kid along with old sepo, mdc, xecutioner, napalm etc.. \m/ rip

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

RIP Brother! I just listened to these guys on Youtube, and then checked metalunderground and saw this,
RIP best wishes to the family, band members, and fans.

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Wow dude!! Randomly found dead in his home by his homies!??!! That really sucks, great band too

RIP bro

# Feb 24, 2011 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Triforce writes:

It's never good news when a fellow headbanger bites the dust, RIP.

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DreamHeater writes:

R.I.P.
Hopefully he's screaming his a$$ off in whatever afterlife he's in.

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hilzzy writes:

never heard music from these guys before but its always sad to see a musician pass away

R.I.P

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 7:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metal-man writes:

that f***ing sucks

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZIAN xtreme nine writes:

muhh f**kn chopperr...hell yeahhh

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cuntgrinder writes:

R.I.P.
In Crust We Trust

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BuckshotGrinWithoutAFace writes:

That`s the most unexpected metal passing (for me at least) since Joe Ptacek (Broken Hope)...although ENT was much beloved by crust punks they were always sorely underated beyond that particular scene,the story behind the KLF/ENT mash-up at a corporate music awards show was pure gold...RIP Phil.....

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