On June 12, Sven Gross, singer of German death metallers FLESHCRAWL, has passed away at the age of 44.
Drummer Bastian Herzog has released a following statement on band’s regard: “It is hard to find the right words in situations like this one. Probably even impossible.
“For me personally this really is a hard thing to get over…We knew each other for more than 25 years. Haven’t been many days during this period where we did not spend time together talking, writing, discussing, partying, drinking, BBQ-ing, making plans, playing shows, rehearsing, travelling, waiting in countless backstages or whatever…You gonna leave a big gap right here in my heart which cannot be filled anymore…
“Thank you for having been a real friend, one of the most precious human beings this planet had to offer and of course a really awesome and iconic frontman, band mate and hell of a vocalist of FC! I truely enjoyed each and every second watching you go berserk on stage as a real warrior of death while I was beating the sh*t out of all those drumkits behind you!
“Thank you for the great ride !You always lived life to the max, keep on doing it whereever you are now !We’ll rock on again together on the other side – someday.And I’ll make sure to bring some Wasseralfinger. My deepest condolences go out to Sven‘s wife Dany and both of their families.
Gross joined FLESHCRAWL in 1997 and performed on band’s six studio albums — Bloodred Massacre, As Blood Rains from the Sky… We Walk the Path of Endless Fire, Soulskinner, Made of Flesh, Structures of Death, Into the Catacombs of Flesh. He also performed for BURIAL REMAINS and CARNAL GHOUL.
FLESHCRAWL‘s most recent album, Into the Catacombs of Flesh, was released in 2019, under Apostasy Records.