||Germany's SQUEALER have issued the following statement with regards to the recent passing of the band's singer/founder and AFM Records label boss Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer:"
"Last Monday we received the horrible news, that SQUEALER singer and band founder Andreas 'Henner' Allendörfer died on January 16, 2005 in a tragic car accident. He only reached an age of 38 years.
"At about 9:25 pm, Andy lost the control over his car due to black ice and hit a tree. He even died at the place of the accident.
"Making music for years and spending lots of time and patience working together on the band SQUEALER, we became a little family through the years. That is why we are deeply shocked by this news and we still cannot really believe, that Andy can't be with us in the future anymore. Therefore, we have no concrete plans, concerning the continuity of SQUEALER, yet.
"Although we (and those who knew Andy better) know that Andy wouldn't have wanted us to close the chapter SQUEALER, we beg your understanding, that we need time for this consideration. When some time has passed, we will come together to discuss the future of the band and if the release of a new SQUEALER album, the material has almost been finished, makes sense. Of course, we will keep you up-to-date, concerning this issue.
"At the moment our sorrow is beyond words and our deep sympathy is with Andy's family!
"No matter what the decision regarding SQUEALER will be: We will never forget the wonderful times with Andy and in our thoughts 'Henner' will be with us on stage for eternity."