R.I.P. Earl Root 1962 - 2008

Earl Root was born in 1962 and for the rest of his life embraced music with passion and enthusiasm. He was raised in Edina MN. Growing up in a working class family he developed a strong work ethic and thrived on a full schedule that was as he said "bordering on chaos."

Earl formed the band Disturbed in the mid 80's, [and] they played and toured constantly with acts such as Sepultura, and Death. A key contributor to the mid west Metal Scene Earl helped form the first Milwaukee Metal Fest, and for 27 years he ran The Root of all Evil Radio show at KFAI. Where he helped promote, interview and break many new underground acts.

Earl came home in the sense of the word when he met his wife Nancy. Nancy became an important support for him throughout his life. Together Earl and Nancy held memorable 4th of July parties, and Halloween was an event that was not taken lightly at the Root household.

Well on tour he could often be found in pawn shops finding collectable vinyl or as he described it to the younger generation "Really big cd's that sound better than cd". In 1990 his passion for collecting brought him to open Root Cellar Records A premier Vinyl record store. To date much of his collection remains and can be bought through his family's E-Bay Store.

In 2001 Earl joined Aesma Daeva as a primary rhythm guitarist. He continued to play guitar with the band throughout his chemo therapy, radiation and stem cell treatments. In 2007 with bladder cancer, and a kidney stent Earl completed a full U.S. and Canadian tour with Aesma Daeva.

Earl J Root passed away on Saturday May 24th 2008 at his home in Minneapolis with his wife Nancy at his side. He died of complications from his 10 year contention with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He is survived by his wife Nancy and son Arron.

Source: symphonicmetalband.com
Band profile: Aesma Daeva
Posted: 26.05.2008 by dismaleuphony


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AngelofGrief - 26.05.2008 at 06:30  
Soliloquy - 26.05.2008 at 07:11  

Clintagräm - 26.05.2008 at 08:44  
Man, it's amazing the people you'll never know about until they die. Life, man. Life.
LeChron James - 26.05.2008 at 10:39  
rip in peace
Katatronik - 26.05.2008 at 14:23  
RIP Earl,
SlaytallicA - 26.05.2008 at 15:16  
R I P man
Stalker - 26.05.2008 at 17:01  
Never actually listened to the band, but anyway, sad news, he died pretty young... RIP.
M€†aLWaRrIöR™ - 26.05.2008 at 23:35  
RIP Earl:cry:

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