Samong Traisattha (also known as Avaejee), lead singer and bassist of Thai black metal band Surrender Of Divinity, has been killed after allegedly meeting a fan in his home.
According to The Bangkok Post, the 36-year-old was found by his wife, Jaruvan Surapol, 34, after being stabbed to death on Wednesday January 8. A knife and mobile phone belonging to the suspected killer were also discovered at the scene.
She told police she believed the killer to be Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn, a fan who had visited her husband to have some shirts screen-printed and a drink with him in their living room. An hour after his arrival she went to check on them and found her husband murdered and Mr Prakarn nowhere in sight.
Two days later a Facebook user called Maleficent Meditation, and thought by police to be Mr Prakarn, posted on the site that he had killed Mr Samong alongside a picture of the crime scene and his warped reason for it.
The user said: “I have intended to end my life since I was 25. Because I’ll die eventually, I want to drag down those who tarnish Satanism with me. But I refrained from killing women and children. In my view, I have more respect for devoted Buddhists, Christians and Muslims than those who call themselves Satanists without knowing anything about it. If I did not kill him, I’m sure he would be murdered by someone else later.”
According to the user’s statement, Mr Samong was stabbed over 30 times. Police are still searching for Mr Prakarn.
Surrender Of Divinity said on Facebook: “AVAEJEE, our Black Vomitor/Bass Thunder and most importantly our blood-brother has passed away yesterday by a cruel murdered. No words can express about this lost in our horde. Have a rest down there brother! May our blackest flames blazing bright forever!”
Surrender Of Divinity formed in 1996, releasing two albums; 2001’s Oriental Hell Rhythmics and Manifest Blasphemy: The Abortion Of The Immaculate Conception in 2006 as well as many other splits and EPs. In 2013 they released the ludicrously named Angelslaying Christbeheading Black Fucking Metal split with Archgoat which will sadly be Mr Samong’s last work.
Samong Traisattha leaves behind a wife and child. RIP.
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