According to AJC.com, three people were killed Monday morning when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands, KHAOTIKA and WORMREICH, crashed in northeast Georgia.
The wreck happened about 7 a.m. on I-85 southbound near Maysville Road in Jackson County, about 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.
Members of the Atlanta-based band, KHAOTIKA, and the Huntsville, Ala.-based band, WORMREICH, were in the van.
The van’s driver “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side,” Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Three people were ejected and later died. Eight other people were taken to local hospitals, three in critical condition.
No names have been revealed as of yet, but Kult ov Azazel released this statement on their Facebook page: “Unfortunately tonight’s show in Atlanta, GA will be canceled. The van carrying Wormreich and Khaotika was in a horrible accident this morning. We cannot go into details due to respect to the families of the involved and we are sure details will soon be available through the other parties when the time is right. Our thoughts are with those involved and their families.”
WORMREICH is a black metal band which has released one full-length album, 2011’s “Edictvm DCLXVI”, and an EP, 2014’s “Wormcult Revelations”.
KHAOTIKA is a melodic black act that released its debut EP, “Bloodline Empire”, in 2014.
— Chris Monroe TRAFFIC (@Atlanta_Traffic) April 6, 2015