Woods Of Ypres guitarist Joel Violette has issued a statement regarding future plans for the band in wake of David Gold’s passing. Gold was killed in a road traffic accident in his home country of Canada on 21st December 2011.


“It’s hard to say what is next for Woods [Of Ypres]. David was unequivocally the voice, heart, and soul of the band. In the last year or so David and I planned out many projects for Woods of Ypres in great detail. It would be a shame for none of them to come to fruition, and David would have wanted his fans to hear them. So I will examine these, discuss them with Earache, and endeavour to complete what can be completed given the circumstances. David was always and still is the essence of Woods of Ypres. So if and when any Woods projects come to light, it will be with this fact firmly and unwaveringly in mind.”


Violette continues; “It was an honour to have worked with David, an honour to have shared the stage with him, and an honour to have spent a summer writing and recording with him. He was an extremely talented, driven, and generous man. He will be sorely missed.”


An official statement has also been issued from David’s family.


The statement reads; “The Gold family is incredibly saddened in the wake of David’s sudden passing. We want to thank everyone for the ongoing outpour of support, as it is greatly appreciated. Although he was only 31 years old, David lived more than most would be able to in an entire lifetime. He was well educated, well travelled, incredibly talented, passionate, compassionate, and loved dearly by thousands of friends, family, and fans all over the world. David’s legacy will not only live on, but continue to grow. We ask you to keep David’s spirit alive by continuing to listen to his music, and let him inspire your life.”


A facebook page has been set up by David’s family and Earache Records in remembrance. www.facebook.com/DavidGoldRIP


Donations can be made to support his funeral costs through his Paypal account at davidypresgold@gmail.com

‘Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LNbrBbGOH0


‘Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFfZYyOgjhM


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