Former Incantation Bassist Dies At 42, Services Held Today
Former Incantation bassist Joey "Fingers" Lombard died on January 3, 2012. He was 42 years old. Lombard played with Incantation from 2001-2005 and played on the following releases: "Blasphemy" (2002), "Decimate Christendom" (2004) and "Primordial Domination" (2006).
Former live Incantation bassist Roberto Lizárraga, who immediately stepped in when Lombard departed in 2005, posted the following statement, which the band re-posted on its Facebook Page:
"In 2003, while INCANTATION toured for the "Blasphemy" album, they played in San Diego and in Tijuana. INFINITUM OBSCURE played in the Tijuana gig. In this tour, I met this genuinely GREAT guy by the name of Joey Lombard, who was Incan's bassist at the time (2001-2006).
"In 2005 I was asked to step into INCANTATION as live session bassist, since Joey would not be able to commit for all the touring for the "Decimate Christendom" album, then "Primordial Domination".
"We also toured together in January 2005, I played bass for THE CHASM and he was still in INCANTATION. We shared a tour together.
"Joey even let me use his gear on 2 of those tours, we've had drinks together, dinner at John's house, hung out in Johnstown, PA. Joey let me have a lot of the tabs he wrote for Incan bass lines so that I could learn them and practice them. We shared the same spot in the same band, but in different spectrum: Him in the recording and me in the Live section. I've done 10 tours/festival appearances, with Incantation between 2005 and 2009.
"With a deep DEEP sadness and gloom, I learned last night form my dear friend Jill McEntee that our dear brother and loved friend, Joey, had decided to leave this world on his own...
"Everyone in the INCANTATION family is deeply saddened by this. Joey was a GREAT GREAT guy, mellow, really sincere, calm, honest, and with a really BIG heart and an excellent musician.
"My dear brother, you are now in peace, the one you longed for. You will be deeply missed, thank you for everything dear friend...
"Till we meet again..."
Lombard is not the only former bassist of the band to pass away. Bassist Aragon Amori, who played with the band from 1989-1990 passed away in 1996.
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