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Hate Bassist Slawek "Mortifer" Archangielskij Passes Away

Polish death metal act Hate kicked off a European tour at the end of March, and the band has now posted the following statement online about bassist Slawek "Mortifer" Archangielskij passing away during the trek:

"At night 5th/6th April near a German town of Munchberg, our friend, best comrade and longtime bass player unexpectedly passed away. After the show in Stuttgart last night he went to sleep and never woke up. We found him lifeless early in the morning and immediately called an ambulance. He was reanimated, but to no avail. Results of Slawek’s autopsy should be known soon.

"In this situation, we decided to cancel the remaining shows and return home. We gave detailed testimonies to the German police. We are shocked and shattered by his sudden, unexpected death. We mourn together with Slawek’s family and friends."

Hate was touring in support of latest album "Solarflesh" (reviewed here), and we also conducted an interview with the band's guitarist just before the tour, which can be read at this location.

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1. fldeathmetal writes:

damn..

# Apr 6, 2013 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Borntomosh writes:

Very sad. I know it sounds like a broken record at this point, but these guys always pass far too young. I always viewed Hate as the younger brother (musically) of Behemoth, and had the opportunity to see them play with Mayhem a few years back. I feel privileged to have seen him play.

RIP Mortifer. You will be missed, brother. \m/

# Apr 6, 2013 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

Rest easy.

# Apr 6, 2013 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. GORECUNT writes:

I went to their show with Mayhem and Abigail Williams about a winter ago. They are intense live and I hope they can come back from such tragedy.

Rest in Chaos Mortifer.

# Apr 6, 2013 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fireseed writes:

sad news indeed, i had the privilege to see Hate in 2011 supporting Sepultura, Mortifyer will be missed

# Apr 6, 2013 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BoltThrower writes:

This April Fools stuff has gone too far.

# Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Chocoholic writes:

R.I.P <;3

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

Damn, hung out with these guys on their Sepultura trek. Very cool guys. Sad news indeed.

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Overlord writes:

Wow, didn't expect this. Just discovered these guys through Solarflesh, which was an amazing album. Terrible news, RIP.

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