Wojciech “Ikaroz” Janus, the 30-year-old bassist for Polish black metallers Blaze of Perdition, was killed this past Saturday in a car accident while the band was on tour in Austria.
The bad news gets even worse: the group’s vocalist Pawel “Sonneillon” Marzec reportedly remains in critical condition after the crash.
Reports claim that the accident occurred when the vehicle’s 32-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel.
A statement from Godz Of War Productions reads: “We’re devastated to inform that Blaze of Perdition had a terrible accident on November 2nd, around 6:40 a.m., while driving to a show in Austria.
“Their bass player and bandmate Ikaroz is dead. He was 30. Other members are severely injured, while the vocalist Sonneillon is in coma. All our thoughts are with them.”
Donations — to cover transportation and medical costs for the surviving band members — can be made to the group via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.