Ministry : Paul Raven retrouvé mort

Lundi 22 Octobre 2007 - 09:54:13 par Metzly

Le bassiste de Ministry a été retrouvé mort hier à Genève, visiblement aprés avoir succombé à une attaque cardique. Voila le communiqué officiel en anglais:

Paul Raven was one of our brothers..... he will forever be missed!

Oct 21 2007 1:54 PM EDT
Ministry/ Killing Joke Bassist Paul Raven Dead At 46
Musician, who also performed with Prong, apparently succumbs to heart attack in Geneva, Switzerland.

body of Paul Raven — who played bass for seminal post-punk/ industrial
outfit Killing Joke before later working with Ministry, Prong and
Godflesh — was discovered Saturday in a home in Geneva, Switzerland,
according to Ministry's publicist. Early indications are that Raven,
46, died of a heart attack.

Raven was in Geneva working with
French industrial band Treponem Pal, who are reuniting for a new album
with singer Marco Neves, Prong/Jesu drummer Ted Parsons and members of
the Young Gods.

Raven's body was apparently discovered by
Parsons, according to a post on the drummer's MySpace page. He said he
went out drinking with Raven and the rest of the collaborators the
night before Raven's body was found.

"I found Raven asleep in a
chair the next morning in [a] living room," he explained. "I thought
nothing of it, as Raven would sleep like this on the tour bus in the
front lounge all the time. Then I looked closer at him, and he looked
very gray. I checked his pulse and there was none. I yelled for the
other guys in the band. We immediately did some CPR and called for an
ambulance. Medics arrived quickly, but after an hour of trying to get
his heartbeat back, they could not save him. They said he died in his
sleep, probably around 6 a.m. It was then 9:30 a.m. Words can't
describe how I feel right now. I'm devastated. He will be missed by

Parsons added the news of Raven's death "deeply saddens"
him and that they were to be in Geneva for a week working on the
Treponem Pal record.

Ministry's Al Jourgensen expressed shock at
Raven's passing. "The world of music is a sadder, emptier place," he
wrote in a statement. "Not only was Raven an extraordinary talent, but
one of my closest, dearest friends. Our condolences and prayers go to
his immediate family. He will be truly missed by artists, musicians and
his fans the world over."

Raven made a name for himself with his
work with Killing Joke, which he joined in 1982, replacing original
bassist Youth. He recorded and toured with the band as it achieved some
commercial success, lending his talents to 1983's Fire Dances, 1985's
Night Time and 1986's Brighter Than a Thousand Suns. He left the band
during the recording of 1988's Outside the Gate but later rejoined the
fold for 1990's Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions.

Killing Joke called it quits in 1991, Raven and his bandmates — save
frontman Jaz Coleman — went on to form Murder, Inc., adding singer
Chris Connelly to the mix. Raven also participated in Pigface, a
project conceived by Murder Inc./ Killing Joke/ Public Image Ltd.
drummer Martin Atkins, and later joined Prong for 1994's Cleansing and
1996's Rude Awakening.

He then rejoined Killing Joke for the
band's 2003 eponymous effort and its 2006 follow-up, Hosannas From the
Basements of Hell. Raven began working with Jourgensen and Ministry in
2005, eventually appearing on 2006's Rio Grande Blood and this year's
The Last Sucker. Raven's most recent work was with Mob Research, a band
featuring members of Warrior Soul and the Mission UK. Its debut LP is
expected to hit stores next year."


dubious - 22 Octobre 2007 à 12:03:00

Ihopeyoudie - 27 Octobre 2007 à 00:11:14
Aaah, y'avait pas eu de grosses et vraies morts cette année dans le milieu metal. Ca commencait à manquer tout ça.
DarkDevilNIN - 29 Octobre 2007 à 20:31:34
Merde qu'elle mauvaise nouvelle dire que sa fait que 1 mois que j'ecoutais Ministry ! Il decide d'arreté et leur bassiste et retrouvé mort ! Un déçé bien triste !
beon - 20 Novembre 2011 à 11:59:44
RIP man
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