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."

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Posted: 05.03.2014 by BloodTears


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Marcel Hubregtse - 05.03.2014 at 21:06  
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2014 at 21:08  
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Damn... Very sad and surprising news.
Monolithic - 05.03.2014 at 21:34  
This one really hit me hard. Harder than any other death news lately.
PocketMetal - 05.03.2014 at 22:16  
Loved his work , this is an awful loss.
Vombatus - 05.03.2014 at 22:30  
Hit me totally unexpectedly... horrible, rip.
Unhealer - 05.03.2014 at 22:38  
Never heard of his work before, but what Marcel posted sounds lovely.
D.T. Metal - 06.03.2014 at 02:27  
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 ...
DyingWorld - 06.03.2014 at 06:36  
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
LascaillesShroud - 06.03.2014 at 08:34  
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.
BloodTears - 06.03.2014 at 11:02  
This is just so sad, he was so young...

Van Records has now acknowledged this as well although they don't want to comment.
Kurty Wurty - 06.03.2014 at 13:05  
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.

magatouve - 06.03.2014 at 15:34  
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!
Greg L. - 06.03.2014 at 15:55  
Mad Arab666 - 06.03.2014 at 22:22  
Oh my. This terrible news and to pass away at 34 is a real tragedy. My condolences to his loved ones. RiP.
Angel N. - 06.03.2014 at 22:25  
Condolences to his friends and family.
Araki - 22.03.2015 at 21:08  
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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