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Former Into Eternity Guitarist Rob Doherty Passes Away

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Saskatchewan born Rob "Smiley" Doherty suddenly passed away, the cause of which is not yet announced. Doherty was a former guitarist with Canadian based band Into Eternity. He played on the band's LP "Buried In Oblivion," as well as guest starred on the band's latest singles "Fukushima" and "Sandstorm" providing death vocals. Doherty released his one man band project Final Darkness at the end of 2011.

Into Eternity's Tim Roth commented: "He was a special part of our band. Our condolences go out to all of Rob's family and friends, and to all those, who Rob's music touched."

Former Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block (Iced Earth) posted the following statement on his Facebook page: "It is a sad day RIP Rob Doherty. My good friend and former band mate from Into Eternity. Enter the gates with a strong soul and heart. I love u brother!!!!"

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1. LOU SELVEY writes:

41 YRS old.
way too young to go.

# May 6, 2012 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DreamHeater writes:

Oh, man... I loved this dude.

Rest in Peace, Rob.

# May 6, 2012 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rex_84 writes:

That's too bad. His guitar playing on "Buried In Oblivion" was timeless. That was my album of the year ('04) and will remain one of my all-time favorites.

# May 6, 2012 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Man, that sucks RIP Smiley

I heard Into Eternity back in high school around the time Dead or Dreaming came out and bought Buried In Oblivion the first day it came out. Great band, and I feel very fortunate to have caught them touring on that album in 2005 when they opened for Sonata Arctica. /m\

# May 6, 2012 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

That's a real shame. RIP.

# May 7, 2012 @ 3:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. zMETALlica writes:

heard bout this the other day. I hope the cause of death was natural...

# May 7, 2012 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. dmasa writes:

great band.

# May 7, 2012 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Boyd writes:

I Knew Rob for 25 years..absolutely floored me when I heard.. gonna miss ya bro!

# May 7, 2012 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ant writes:

This is just terrible news. I met him years ago and bought 2 hats from him; Very cool guy. I just got his album Final Darkness a few month back. Rob, you will be greatly missed.

# May 8, 2012 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. CorpusUpir writes:

RIP dude another sad day in the metal world.

# May 10, 2012 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. lowrider972 writes:

Rest in peace brother. You will be missed.

# May 10, 2012 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MazaXore writes:

ohh damn.. i just get to know this.. what a bad thing... def my favorite album by Into Eterny was and will be Buried in Oblivion.. rest in pieace Master!!

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