Extreme Metal icon KILLJOY dead at 48
NECROPHAGIA founder and frontman KILLJOY passed away last Sunday, March 18, the band has confirmed. KILLJOY aka. Frank Pucci, was 48 years old. No Official statement about the cause of death has yet been released
KILLJOY's NECROPHAGIA bandmates announced his death in a Facebook post. Drummer Shawn Slusarek, guitarist Serge Streltsov and bassist Jake Arnette said in a joint statement: "We are so shocked and saddened to bring you the news of our dear brother KILLJOY passing away this morning. We are at a loss for words. R.I.P brother you are forever in our hearts. We will cherish our moments together forever."
KILLJOY formed NECROPHAGIA in 1983 and released the band's debut album, "Season Of The Dead", in 1987. KILLJOY was the sole remaining original member in NECROPHAGIA's most recent lineup, which issued its latest album "WhiteWorm Cathedral" in 2014.
KILLJOY was active in multiple extreme Metal bands such as NECROPHAGIA, WURDULAK, VIKING CROWN, THE RAVENOUS and HAXXAN. He produced and released many legendary albums through his label BAPHOMET RECORDS.