RIP Ben Lowe of the UK’s Dead Existence | Void

It is with sadness that we report the loss of a young musician from the UK’s underground: Ben Lowe, drummer for Dead Existence / vocalist for Void. ZT’s thoughts are with Ben’s friends and family. The statement from the band, Dead Existence, shows just how sorely he will be missed. RIP

Message from the band:
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we regret to inform everyone that on the night of January the 6th 2011, Ben Lowe, our drummer and most importantly, our dear friend, left this world. Words cannot, and never will describe the feeling of knowing that we will never again see our brother. Our condolences go out to his family at this sad time. A towering gentle-giant, Ben was a charismatic and upbeat person who always made you feel welcome and never once uttered a dishonest word to anyone.  Ben was a passionate musician bursting with creativity whose playing demanded your attention. Originally a singer, Ben became part of the original project that would become Dead Existence, partly for his wish to take up drumming. In the few years that he played with Dead Existence, he went from being a novice drummer to a blasting tyrant of creative beats and ever shifting drum fills. We are proud to have had the privilege of sharing the stage with him so many times.

Despite this recent event the band will continue, as we feel it would be an injustice to let this vision, which Ben had a huge part in creating, just fade away. We are glad to say that before Ben went on his travels to Australia we made one final recording with him. We will do our very best to make sure this recording is completed and released to its full potential as it is essentially his last creation with the band, and more importantly, he was very happy with the outcome which showcases his ever maturing and creative drumming. This release will be the final work created by the original line up of Dead Existence. After this our bassist Maxime will take over the drum mantle and we will in the future find a permanent bassist. We are also happy to confirm that our brothers “Void” the band Ben provided vocals for, will also continue and have recently released a new full length which is an excellent representation of Ben’s phenomenal vocal talent.

Ben, we will miss you. You will always be in our hearts, may you rest in peace.

Fredrik, Jake, Chris and Maxime

Dead Existence

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