Members of Hate and fans alike are shocked and stunned by the sudden loss of the band’s bass player, Slawomir “Mortifer” Archangielskij. The Polish death metal bassist was found lifeless in his bed while touring Germany in support of their latest album, Solarflesh. Exact cause of death is currently unknown, but an autopsy is underway. He was four days shy of his 28th birthday.
The band released this official statement: [During the] 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 Sławek’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.
Archangielskij joined Hate in 2007, and became an official member in 2009. His recordings and contributions can be heard on albums Ereboros (2010) and Solarflesh (2013).
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