After Death - Two Members Drown In Brazil


Two members of the UK metalcore outfit After Death drowned yesterday (Thursday January 21) while swimming at the Atalaia beach in Aracaju, in the northeastern part of Brazil. 21-year-old guitarist Leon Villalba and 18-year-old bassist Timothy Kennelly, along with their bandmates, were in the middle of an extensive tour of Brazil as the support act for Master when the incident occurred.

Villalba and Kennelly were reportedly swimming at the beach around 2:30 pm when another beachgoer noticed a floating body and alerted the local lifeguard rescue team. An attempt was made to resuscitate Villalba using CPR, but he didn't respond. Kennedy's body is still missing. The search for Timothy's remains will continue on Friday with air support, since the area to be covered is very wide.

Atalaia is considered to be the fourth most dangerous beach in Brazil, even though it's one of the most popular in Aracaju, the capital of Sergipe, which is the smallest Brazilian state by area.

Drummer Barry O'Connor told the BBC News all two other bands on the tour would continue to play but he and his other two bandmembers would be heading home to Britain. He also revealed more details concerning the incident. Read all about it here.

After Death is a five-piece metalcore band from London. According to their MySpace, their music influences are combinations of bands such as Killswitch Engage, In Flames, As I Lay Dying as well as UK bands such as Architects and Bring Me The Horizon.

Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Event: Masters Of Hate Tour
 
Posted: 22.01.2010 by Thryce


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22.01.2010 - 11:27
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
What the shit? Did they not know how to swim? Or does this go beyond "accidental"? Regardless, this sure gives their band name a greater sense of irony.

...I suppose a less inappropriate comment would be to congratulate them on finishing the tour in spite of this unfortunate circumstance.
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22.01.2010 - 13:07
Baz Anderson
And they are carrying on with the shows? Without a guitar and bass player?
This is weird. Still, I'm sure they had a great time before they died.
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22.01.2010 - 13:25
BudDa
They died so young..
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22.01.2010 - 14:17
Jon
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.01.2010 at 13:07

And they are carrying on with the shows? Without a guitar and bass player?
This is weird. Still, I'm sure they had a great time before they died.


The more minimalistic metalcore that results may be a mercy to their audiences.

That is a terrible thing to happen though, not to mention very suspicious.
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22.01.2010 - 16:01
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I am sniffing another thread where wanna be true metallers will masturbate with their "falsesentimentless" comments...
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22.01.2010 - 16:17
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
Oh boy, don't let Pat Robertson catch wind of this news! He'll go on another rant about the supposed pact with the devil, haha!

Poor dudes.
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22.01.2010 - 22:53
Black Conundrum
I've not heard of this band, but it is sad what happened to the guitarist and bassist. That sucks. Rest in peace, those who drowned. To the other three, best wishes in their music career and also condolences.
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22.01.2010 - 22:57
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Don't drink and swim...
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23.01.2010 - 00:08
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Good they know it now, eh?
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23.01.2010 - 02:00
Arcticus
Written by Jon on 22.01.2010 at 14:17

Written by Baz Anderson on 22.01.2010 at 13:07

And they are carrying on with the shows? Without a guitar and bass player?
This is weird. Still, I'm sure they had a great time before they died.


The more minimalistic metalcore that results may be a mercy to their audiences.

That is a terrible thing to happen though, not to mention very suspicious.

Um...it states quite clearly in the article that while the OTHER bands on the tour are going to continue, the 3 remaining members of this band are going back to Britain. Makes more sense, no?
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23.01.2010 - 02:48
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Lol yeah.. its clear..
RIP guys..
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23.01.2010 - 04:35
Baz Anderson
I think the news was edited after I made that comment.
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23.01.2010 - 04:51
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Ya it's been edited since my comment early this morning.
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23.01.2010 - 07:40
Arcticus
Written by Baz Anderson on 23.01.2010 at 04:35

I think the news was edited after I made that comment.

My apologies. I found it odd that people would miss that.
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24.01.2010 - 14:56
Syk
myspace/bonerama
Thought this was the Nocturnus-related group
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25.01.2010 - 01:43
Zeh
That beach is really dangerous. They should be advised about it, or denied their access to swimming that way. When you visit a foreign place, you must be aware of dos and don'ts.
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