Mikko Laine, the 30-year-old guitarist of the Finnish progressive metal band Sole Remedy was killed in a traffic accident on October 2nd in the Dutch municipality of Baarlo — just hours after the band's performance at the ProgPower Europe festival. Here it is the official statement from the band: "Rest in peace Mikko 1981-2011. Mikko has died in a terrible accident while on tour at Netherlands."

According to a spokesperson for the Sjiwa youth center (where the concert took place) the accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. when Laine, who was sleeping next to a fence, was run over by a truck, which was loaded with the backline, instruments and other equipment, as the driver drove backwards and turned onto the road. The 50-year-old driver, a local man, didn't see Mikko, who died at the site.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Sole Remedy
Posted: 04.10.2011 by Kintu


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Jehan - 04.10.2011 at 11:37  
Bad English - 04.10.2011 at 12:15  
RIP and I did not know such band exist
Angelic Storm - 04.10.2011 at 13:16  
Never heard of him, or the band, but that is terrible thing to happen... R.I.P. \m/
malaikat - 04.10.2011 at 13:29  
RIP, Mikko.
Toretto - 04.10.2011 at 15:54  
Last years album was pretty good. It was a good surprise.
Vitriolic Hate - 04.10.2011 at 17:14  
Opethian - 04.10.2011 at 18:02  
RIP, sad news
Dark Blood - 05.10.2011 at 00:19  
RIP man..
Elodie Artour - 05.10.2011 at 00:54  
Jeez, what a horrible way to die!

RIP, man!
Troy Killjoy - 05.10.2011 at 00:59  
At least he got to perform one last time, although I'm sure his friends and family would trade that in for another day with him. Shitty way to go too...
Black Conundrum - 05.10.2011 at 02:57  
That's an unfavorable way to die. Rest in peace.
Nefarious - 05.10.2011 at 07:23  
What a horrible way to go RIP
venom - 06.01.2012 at 06:47  
This is extremely sad thing to happen to such a young and talented guitarist, RIP, i hope the band would fulfill the loss and move on with the musical journey

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