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Woods Of Ypres Frontman David Gold Killed in Car Accident

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Earache Records has reported that David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES, was killed in a car accident last night. He was 31 years old.

Woods of Ypres was formed in 2002 by David Gold, Aaron Palmer and Brian McManus. The band signed a deal with Earache records in 2010 and their forthcoming new album, "Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light," which was recorded with producer Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios in Ontario, Canada, and was mixed by U.K. producer John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, PARADISE LOST), is due out on February 13th, 2012. The band has been previewing new material from this album.

Metalunderground.com last spoke with David in October 2010. You can read that interview here.

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1. Bazzania writes:

Wow, this is such a bummer... RIP. :(

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CK writes:

R.I.P. David. Your music saved my life. Thank you for that. Thoughts go out to David's friends and family.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. MoxleyDiedInTerror writes:

I can't believe this happened. I hear about musicians dying all the time, yet the news has never been as hard for me take. RIP David. I'm still looking forward to Woods V.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CorpusUpir writes:

Dude this sucks RIP Dude . I met him at Noctis fest a few years ago . He was an awesome dude even gave me his cd and talked about metal with me for a while... You will be missed

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R10 writes:

This is pretty damn tragic! Just recently started listening to this band this year,incredible stuff. Condolences to his family and friends.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

I've never heard of this guy, but R.I.P.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Will from Vesperian Sorrow writes:

Such a tragedy. David was a awesome guy and his band was really starting to take off. We've played a few shows with Woods and my condolences go out to his family, friends and all the guys in the band. The metal community has truly lost a great musician and vocalist. R.I.P. Brother and see you on the other side....

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xulbehemoth509 writes:

How sad. You will be missed. Rock on brother!

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. AbandonedDreams_Saya writes:

holy sh**...
these are f***in' bad news =(

R.I.P. David

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KMADD writes:

Crappy news they were one of the few non indiana bm bands that played in indy. RIP man.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Doomedfuzz writes:

Sad, sad news. RIP David.... Just a great band. David will be missed.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Denyss McKnight writes:

What a tragic thing. Condolences to the family. R.I.P David.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Shno writes:

RIP Dave \m/ I'll be playing Woods III all day in your honor.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. jayballer14 writes:

WHAT??? this just ruined my day :( RIP David

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DreamHeater writes:

This is a shame.

He'll be sorely missed, Woods of Ypres is an incredible band - they definitely deserve more credit.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Canadian Riff Brother writes:

RIP David. You have "...gone to the place where good men go..."

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

rip david

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bbristowe writes:

Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye) is a great song.

RIP

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. dada writes:

life is just pain and piss:(

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Please Great White is one of the best bands ever....Live too writes:

I've never heard of this dude before or the band but thats a bummer deal to die in an auto accident. But what i'm more distraught over is that there is still only 6 comments about Great White reforming with Jack. C'mon people that is seroiusly great breaking news that everyone should be exstatic about. That to me deserves more comments than this. WHAT!!!!!

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. silvermountains writes:

This is terribly tragic. I loved this band, and started listening to them after 'The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues' came out. I wish the best for David's family and the band members, RIP \m/

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

Fvcking terrible news...Fvck!!! godamnit, man...I really hate hearing this

the lyric of Kiss My Ashes is even more incredibly haunting in light of this tragedy

I raise my glass to ya brother \m/

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

Your legacy will live on brother

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. HeavySteel writes:

I was fortunate enough to meet David and the guys when they were in Barrie over the summer. Got my Woods IV signed by them all. I am also in the middle of reviewing the Woods V: Grey Skies and Electric Lights and I have to say all the lyrics and music just got a TON more haunting like hellrat was saying. I'm not sure if it was released but if it ever is, the song "Finality" is one song you need to hear. I'm wearing my Woods of Ypres Green shirt to work tomorrow with pride. RIP.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Mike D writes:

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with this man. The influence of his music in my life dates back to 2003. Tragic. My Condolences go out to his friends and family. Rest in Peace Mr. Gold.

# Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. ZMA writes:

Sad thing to hear. RIP.

# Dec 24, 2011 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. redeemer writes:

Some guy in the UK thinks it's funny - I suggest we let him know our thoughts - http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.com/2011/12/david-gold-is-not-dead.html

# Dec 24, 2011 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Zontar writes:

I just can't believe some azzhole used this thread as a platform to bemoan the fact that the "reformation" of GREAT WHITE only got 6 responses!!! WOODS OF YPRES were on the verge of greatness and David Gold is now dead!!! Whoever you are, take your head out of your azz, place a gun at your temple, and pull the trigger.

# Dec 24, 2011 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. x900lbGorillax writes:

Wow, just can't believe this bullsh**. Yet again another guy I could call a friend or brother has left this world. Hope his family and friends see he has fans around the world. I'm in the states myself but just damn a true great loss, I used his music in the gym, to get me through life and also playing lead guitar liked to try an figure out his awesome riffs an solos! I could definitely relate to a lot he says in his music. I'm an atheist and I think Dave was to, RIP Dave if only could read the comment.

# Dec 25, 2011 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. KMADD writes:

Trollz will be trollz i reckon. Great white was way overrated. And my regrets I never got any recorded music from woods of ypres when they came through naptown they played with harakiri and dearnt I think they didnt even have a demo yet im thinking it was 2001 i always thought they were one of the best canadian metal bands i ever listenend to other than neuraxxis which i had the pleasure of seeing live as well.

# Dec 26, 2011 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. KMADD writes:

Okay 2002. Im all thumbs with this keyboard.

# Dec 26, 2011 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. You writes:

Mouthbreathers like post #20 and #30 should have been killed instead.

# Dec 26, 2011 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Zontar writes:

^...agreed. Its a shame that the anonymity of the internet protects idiots like him from a righteous beating.

# Dec 27, 2011 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. R10 writes:

Pretty easy zontar,scroll right past Great White dude. His crap isnt even trolling,just flat out disrespectfull! I would expect to see his type of garbage comments from "Blabbermouthers"! He's a fvckin tosser looking for a reaction,pretty easy to ignore.

# Dec 27, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. You writes:

Bad trolling. An illiterate troll at that.

# Dec 27, 2011 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. KMADD writes:

pretty much.

# Dec 28, 2011 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. jayballer14 writes:

That guy should just get it over with and get a Great White load on his face.

# Dec 28, 2011 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Wow writes:

Great white sucks really really bad, its a shame that people ( prolly the same person) have no respect for the dead. I dont know wolves music yet but ill check it out. I know great white though and they suck

# Dec 28, 2011 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Wow writes:

Sorry thoughy is was "wolves of ypres" lol /\/\/\

# Dec 28, 2011 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. KMADD writes:

Wow, fagbot good job what are you 12?

# Dec 28, 2011 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. hellrat writes:

Would someone on here take some fvcking initiative and provide the decency of getting rid of fvcking FRESHFISTUPVENGIEVAGGIE'SFVCKINGHAGGARDHOLE's irrelevant and socially stunted 'comments'?

Show some goddamned integrity 'Underground...jesus fvcking christ

Go ahead and clear this notice as well, once you've taken care of the pertinent business

Thanks

# Dec 29, 2011 @ 1:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. To the douche writes:

Please stop, Great White was a subpar band. Please have some decency. Why would you be such a douche in the first place? Were you molested or something? I bet your repetoire of indeceny cleans up when your in public. If MetalUnderground was a tangable place you'd be without teeth right now.. And MetalUnderground you censor the word "cocking" which refers to loading a firearm but allow such disrespect?

# Dec 29, 2011 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. R10 writes:

NP: A7X -Bat Country? That explains everything!

# Dec 29, 2011 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. jayballer14 writes:

post 46 *thumbs up*

The great white guy isn't even insulting anymore haha, he (I'm guessing) is just embarrassing himself now! Do you even re-read what you type?? And A7X? Really? Keep sucking that pacifier buddy.

# Dec 29, 2011 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. KMADD writes:

That woman sucks more than a pascifier i bet.

# Dec 29, 2011 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Opethian1970 writes:

RIP David Gold, I was just starting to really get into this band.....
Listening to" I was buried in mount pleasant cemetery "
I s even more haunting now.

As for GW they should NEVER reform...I was listening to slayer when GW were at the height of their sh**tiness..if that gives ya a clue to how much I do not care for them...poster 20 should be taken out and shot to prevent further breeding of disrespectful idiots.

Once again RIP David Gold ,My condolences to your friends,Family and all loved ones.

# Jan 7, 2012 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. cargool writes:

OMG.. I've just discovered this band and I love their music...
That's really sad news. RIP man.

# Jan 11, 2012 @ 8:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

Sad to lose another metal brother. RIP sir

# Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Molten Earth writes:

A really sad end to 2011. My best wishes goes out to David Gold's family and friends. RIP, you were a great guy.

# Jan 14, 2012 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. stndrd writes:

Too sad... I've just recently been listening to the albums and I'm blown away by the music, and the loss. RIP, we'll keep listening.....

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. silvermountains writes:

R.I.P David Gold

# Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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