In a statement on their Facebook page, Lifelover announced the passing away of their guitarist and main composer, B aka Nattdal. The shows in Aarschot and Rotterdam were played, but in quite a different form. In Aarschot, the band played four songs as a tribute to their lost brother.
The official statement from the band: "We are very sad to report that yesterday our bandmate and brother B has passed away. The concerts today and tomorrow are still to be performed, but in a different form in his honor. This information is valid and in its extreme sadness true. A final statement with further details is to come.
Kim, Henrik (H.), Felix (Fix), Kral."
[Also thanks to MindSphere for sending in this news!]
Wonderful song indeed. I shall pay tribute to him as well.
I'm sitting here, shaking
Joy and despair blended
Like water with the sweetest lemonade
The constant, choking grip that life holds around my throat
Has loosened up for a while, I can finally breathe
For the first time in what seems like an eternity
I feel happy
Burdened, yet relieved
I'm trembling with euphoria, which drags and pulls me
I want to retract to a place
Where light and shadows live in unison
And dance the waltz of life with me into death
Come and dance with me, let us sing together
Jump around in the glades, laughing
And just exist for a while
For nothing, just nothing
The total lack of everything
Right now, right then
It is unfortunate to hear about B dying. I've been listening to this band for a good while now, and this death was not something I was expecting to hear about, to say the least. Lifelover was (metal-archives says they are split-up) a distinctive band that made high-quality music. Requiescat in pace, B.