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Anal Cunt Frontman Seth Putnam Dead of a Heart Attack At Age 43

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Following speculation around the net it has finally been confirmed through Anal Cunt's publicist Kim Kelly that the band's iconic and extremely controversial frontman Seth Edward Putnam has passed away. The singer, who was age 43, succumbed to a suspected heart attack with no other details being released to the press at this given time. Kim Kelly commented on the passing of Seth Putnam by saying:

"Yes, it's true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to a heart attack.

"I handled all the promotion for Anal Cunt's last album, 'Fuckin' A,' and Seth was always happy to oblige any request I sent his way. The band had been working on a new album before his passing, so chances are his musical career's epitaph has yet to be inscribed.

"I want to remind everyone that no matter how outrageous and controversial his musical career has been, Seth was still a human being with friends and family that loved him. I'm hoping that the Internet will remember that. This is a very sad and trying time for those that knew him, and the last thing they need to see is an outpouring of message board hate. The man lived and died by his own rules; if anything, respect him for that."

Throughout Seth Putnam's career he has played in 17 separate bands, performed guest vocals on Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill" and released 10 studio albums with his trademark band Anal Cunt. A new Anal Cunt record, titled "Wearing Out Our Welcome," was set to debut this year but the status of the album is unknown at this time.

Anal Cunt finished a North American tour in April, and Metalunderground.com managed to snag an interview with the band's hilarious/ultra-offensive vocalist. The interview, in which Seth talked cock rock and leopard pants, can be found here.

Humorously enough, Anal Cunt tracks managed to make their way into both our pro-love and anti-love Valentine's Day articles this year. Anal Cunt also recently released a tribute to cock rock titled "Fuckin' A" (reviewed here).

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1. Cryonics writes:

Holy hell...

I never really got into AC, but I always thought Putnam's sense of humor was strikingly classic. The man wasn't afraid of doing or saying anything regardless of the controversy that would arise. He had a lot of courage.

R.I.P.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 4:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. silvermountains writes:

oh man...

Never did I get into any AC music, but like said before his humor and way of sparking controversy in the metal world was provocative but also what made him famous. This is truely a sad day for his fans and he will be missed.

RIP

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow, this is horrible. I always found Anal c*** hilarious and was looking forward to "Wearing Out Our Welcome." R.I.P.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WOLF7 writes:

"One More Man Gone..." like Nick Cave once sang.

Heart attack at 43... tragical.
Makes you wonder the lives quite a few in the Metal arena live.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Putnam

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sonictherapy writes:

I didn't expect this, even though he's had some close calls before.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KMADD writes:

Cocaine is a helluva drug-Rick James
RIP Mr Putnam.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fad writes:

it was the jews

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Corpseater writes:

Sooo sad. This guy kept the sense of humor in metal. Never afraid to push the limits of controversy, he was a true defender of the constitution. R.I.P., Seth Putnam.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. thadeus writes:

RIP my friend.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Overlord writes:

not gonna comment on the music out of respect lol. its never good to lose a fellow metalhead though, may he rest in peace.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

If you guys haven't already, I suggest you check out an episode of the Metal Injection Livecast which featured Seth. He forgets to call in and the livecast hosts call him like half an hour later, where he actually admits to waking up from a coke (?) binge. It's hilarious. Sad to see the man go like this, but can't say I'm surprised.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Metal loses an architect, firebrand, pioneer, jester and of a realm swollen with followers--a king. I remember the first time I heard AC nearly laughing myself sick.

R.I.P. Mr. Putnam.

BTW "Wearing out our Welcome" came out some time ago. More of the same of course, but it's out there.

Now Playing: AxCx -- "Guy Lombardo"

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Well, he achieved what he wanted to. writes:

I did enjoy his music and humor.

His death, that sucks, I guess.
Am I supposed to cry?

The guy pretty much hated everyone and life, so he achieved his goals. In this respect he lived a fulfilling life, which is always a good thing. If we can learn anything from him, that is to go out and achieve whatever we want.

May you rest in peace, Seth, or spend a miserable eternity in Hell, or just rot in the ground-- whatever it is you were hoping to achieve in this respect.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. metalfan653 writes:

This sucks, Anal c*** was f***ing awesome, RIP.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. O.L.G Records writes:

He was a good man. Besides their music. The times we crossed paths were always positive. I know people will run him into the ground for his actions and lyrics. He will be missed in the underground scene of music. R.I.P. Seth

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Limited Appeal Records writes:

we (limited appeal records) have been working on the "wearing out our welcome" vinyl all week, we are still doing it now even though we are incredibly sad about seths passing. he was an easy target if you did not know the man, but if you did you would see he was a funny and genuinely nice guy. rest in peace seth- nobody can replace you...

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZONTAR writes:

Being Dead is Gay.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kurtnz666 writes:

aw man, i know it a scary thought but who next??? wasnt a huge fan of AC but do not mind em! RIP

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. seth putnam writes:

is a gay trendy fagot! RIP

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ZMA writes:

I never listened to any AC really but it's still sad to hear about this. Very influential band for a lot of other bands. I feel like everyone's dropping dead within the last few years. Sucks......

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. The_Avant_Garde writes:

A portion of "Wearing Out Our Welcome" is in fact available for download online, but an "official" pressed release is still on its way.

Regardless, Seth Putnam is much respected and loved by the metal community for simply not caring about what anyone thinks about anything. His rules are no rules. If you didn't like Anal c***, he thought you were gay. If you liked Anal c***, he thought you were gay too.

R.I.P Seth! At least you lived life the way you wanted to. What else could someone ask for really?

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Norwell Bob writes:

I knew Seth personally, though we weren't very close friends. But, he was always a good guy to me, and never had a big head. Despite it all he was a pretty down-to-Earth guy. His many ex-bandmates (some of whom are also my ex-bandmates) are probably pretty torn up right now. Can't say it comes as a shock, but it's still a bummer. So it goes. RIP Seth.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Spirit In Black writes:

Quite like the humour of AC...very sad news. His antics and social commentary will be missed. RIP Seth!

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Flag of Valor writes:

Rest In Peace.
We lost a genius, and an icon in metal.

# Jun 12, 2011 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

goddamn, ya head to the woods for a few days and come home to find that yet another one has bit the dust....what a deal we got goin on in METAL over the last 18 months or so

was never a fan of the Cvnt band, and really don't have much sympathy for fvcking addicts that hate life, but the dude laid down some wicked screams on Trendkill

I'm drinkin Spaten's Optimaters right now, and I'll crack a fresh crisper and throw on the Southern Snake in your honor Bud

May where ever ya are be a happier place than you found this Good Earth to be...

NP---The Geat Southern Trendkill...Fvck Yeah!

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. xWhoAmIx writes:

This makes me so sad..

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. G O D writes:

BEAVERBAG - Death Is Gay -A Tribute To Seth Putnam is free download at SLUGGISHA dot BLOGSPOT dot COM

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. warlockzero writes:

I smell your c***!!

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. wilco writes:

damm sucks rip brother

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. voxmonster writes:

R.I.P. You lived fast and died young.

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. CorpusUpir writes:

Totally sh**ty dude RIP bro

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. btbamfav20 writes:

I've never listened or enjoyed their music, but his great song titles and lyrics were awesome. I loved hearing the news freak out on him loool RIP Ser Putnam.

NP: Blackout: Renewed Souls - Gorod

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Hammerheart writes:

R.I.P. Seth Putnam.

The man was never afraid to speak his mind, and the music was great. You'll be missed, man.

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. GORECUNT writes:

Damn. This blows. Rest in Peace Seth \m/

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. R10 writes:

Tragic that a guy so young died prematurely,but he always flaunted the fact he over indulged in the coke,H,booze and pills. Pretty self destructive,even after his coke/booze/pill induced coma. He lived and died like GG! Feel bad for his family,but his death didnt shock me. Apart from funny song titles,and funny lyrics i never got into AC. Too many other great crust/ grind bands from Boston like Disrupt and Toxic Narcotic to ever take AC seriously. NP: Disrupt/Domestic Prison

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Greyback writes:

Good thing I just got a handle of cheap whiskey. This sucks. A lot. RIP Seth, you'll be missed.

# Jun 14, 2011 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. RIP666 writes:

Clearly the fans couldn't take this as a complete surprise. Still somewhat sad.

# Jun 16, 2011 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. deathfreak writes:

this sucks=[ they had one of the most fun shows i only got to see them once

# Jun 17, 2011 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. mena one writes:

i bought an anal c*** cd out of mrr back in 92', i thought the picture was cool. when it came in the mail it blew me away. inside out. i loved that f***er. even if love is gay. crack heroine coke speed. dont judge him to hard. drugs are fun. but i will miss a.c. like g.g. and el duce. these people are not what society wants them to be. and i think that makes them all the more human.

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Stevie Peavey writes:

Ah, he lived fast, he woulda wanted it this way!

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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