Colosseum members mourn the loss of frontman, Juhani Palomäki

ZT’s thoughts are with the family and friends of Juhani Palomäki, former frontman of Finnish funeral doom metallers Colosseum, who was found deceased on 15 May 2010. In a moving tribute, his surviving band mates made the following statement:

Juhani Palomäki’s musical career, including the composition of eight full-length albums for Yearning and Colosseum, has ended as he was found deceased on Saturday May 15th 2010. His final composition, Colosseum’s recently recorded third album, ‘Chapter 3: Parasomnia’, shall be released as planned, in order to honour Juhani’s memory. This also marks the end of Colosseum, but Juhani’s musical genius and artistic integrity shall nevertheless forever live on, both on his records and in our hearts. We have lost a brilliant musician and a true friend, who will be greatly missed not only by us, but by his loved ones and countless people all around the world who have been touched by his art. Farewell, Juhani. May you rest in peace.

Olli, Janne, Sameli
R.I.P. Juhani Palomäki (1977 – 2010)

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