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Bands React To The Recent Passing Of Mike Scaccia From Rigor Mortis

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It was recently announced that Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away on December 23rd on stage during a performance.

Since then Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has issued a statement about Mike's passing, and various other metal bands have also shared their thoughts about Mike online.

The Electric Hellfire Club:

We in The Electric Hellfire Club are saddened to learn of the untimely death of one of industrial/metal's greatest, most-underrated players, Ministry/RevCo/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia. Our condolences to his family. However, we should all be so lucky to shuffle off this mortal coil as he did: doing what we love, which, in his case was playing onstage with a guitar in his hands. We'll miss you, Mike.

Turbid North:

Just found out about Mike Scaccia from Rigor Mortis/ Ministry passing away last night on stage. Our deepest sympathies and heart felt thoughts are with his family, close friends and band mates. He was a tremendous guitar player (fastest picking speed we have ever seen).

Militia:

A very sad day for Texas Metal. R.I.P.

Against the Plagues:

I know we've been promoting our new release, and we appreciate the continued support. I'm not going to ignore the fact that we have lost another great one in the metal world. I wanted to take a second to write: R.I.P. Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis and Ministry. Great musician, and glad I got to know him personally some years ago.

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