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Necrophagia Founder Frank Pucci Has Died

Frank ‘Killyjoy’ Pucci, founder and vocalist of pioneering U.S. death metal act Necrophagia, has passed away at the age of 48.

Formed in 1983, Necrophagia released a total of seven studio albums with Killjoy remaining the lone constant of the group. They were among the earliest to adopt horror themes to round out their sonic evisceration and the Season of the Dead debut helped distance the burgeoning new death metal sound from its thrash roots. Killjoy also possessed one of the more unique voices in death metal, opting for gurgled, mid-range wretches instead of the typical death growl, which aided the themes of horror and gore.

The band posted the following on Facebook:

We are so shocked and saddened to bring you the news of our dear brother Killjoy passing away this morning. We are at a loss for words. R.I.P brother you are forever in our hearts. We will cherish our moments together forever.
Frank (Killjoy) Pucci 1969-2018
R.I.P
Necrophagia
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    March 19, 2018

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