Bill Bumgardner, drummer for LORD MANTIS and INDIAN, has passed away October 9th. He turned thirty-five just this past August. Based on obituaries posted by friends it seems he took his own life.
Bumgardner’s passing was reported by Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, ex-Nachtmystium) in a private Facebook post, and has since been confirmed by Brooklyn Vegan.
Bumgardner remained the sole original member of LORD MANTIS after the band went through a shake-up in 2015. At that point he recruited two members of INDIAN, his other band which had recently broken up.
The band has put the following statement on their Facebook page: