The Devil's Blood - Selim Lemouchi Passes Away

According to some reports, the mastermind behind The Devil's Blood and Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies, Selim Lemouchi, has passed away at age 34. The Swedish outfit Ghost B.C. has also posted a message online paying homage to Selim. However, an official statement is yet to be released at this point. Former The Devil's Blood manager Bidi Drongelen and Roadburn Festival organizer Walter Hoeijmakers confirmed the news of Lemouchi's devastating passing but no further details are currently available.

The message from Ghost B.C.: "Children of the World! We want to pay homage to our friend Selim Lemouchi (The Devil's Blood and his own Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies) who has passed away and left the world one great talent poorer. R.I.P."

Photography: Sandra Ludewig

Band profile: The Devil's Blood
Posted: 05.03.2014 by BloodTears


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05.03.2014 - 21:06
Marcel Hubregtse
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05.03.2014 - 21:08
Mr. Doctor

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Damn... Very sad and surprising news.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
05.03.2014 - 21:34

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From: UAE

This one really hit me hard. Harder than any other death news lately.
05.03.2014 - 22:16

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From: Iran
Loved his work , this is an awful loss.
05.03.2014 - 22:30

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From: Spain

Hit me totally unexpectedly... horrible, rip.
05.03.2014 - 22:38

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From: Argentina

Never heard of his work before, but what Marcel posted sounds lovely.
06.03.2014 - 02:27
D.T. Metal
Editor In Chief

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From: USA

Today we lost a great musician and friend. Forever in my heart

When everything you have ever wanted is finally done with
When all of your nightmares are for a time obscured
As by a shining brainless beacon
Or a blinding eclipse of the many terrible shapes of this world
When you are calm and joyful
And finally entirely alone
Then in a great new darkness
You will finally execute your special plan

May he find what he sought for ...
06.03.2014 - 06:36

Posts: 132
From: USA

One big regret I have was not catching the Decibel Tour of 2012. I've seen all the bands on that bill, except The Devil's Blood. I had other commitments that night but I should have broken them, had I known. I know it was Selim's will to die but it is a great loss. RIP
06.03.2014 - 08:34

Posts: 164
From: USA

He probably took his own life, like he wanted to. If such is this case, we should be happy he left on his own terms and in the way he wanted to go, having felt his purpose was fulfilled. I also mourn he will no longer compose music, he had a unique mind and vision that stoop apart in this world.
06.03.2014 - 11:02

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From: Portugal

This is just so sad, he was so young...

Van Records has now acknowledged this as well although they don't want to comment.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
06.03.2014 - 13:05
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi

Posts: 650
From: UK

Horrible thing to wake up to... One of the few bands which when disbanded was one which I really hoped that they didn't do.

06.03.2014 - 15:34

Posts: 225
From: Germany

I wouldn't be surprised to know that it was suicide. Have a look at this mini-documentary about him. He had a habit of painting with his own blood!
06.03.2014 - 15:55
Greg L.

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From: UK

06.03.2014 - 22:22
Mad Arab666

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From: UK

Oh my. This terrible news and to pass away at 34 is a real tragedy. My condolences to his loved ones. RiP.
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06.03.2014 - 22:25
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly

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From: Germany

Condolences to his friends and family.
The Fangirl.
22.03.2015 - 21:08
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A hommage was brought to Selim and his work in this recent article (in Dutch), also quoted on the frontpage of the Volkskrant (a Dutch quality newspaper):

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