Exsanguination Throne Drummer Murdered

RIP

This is fucking awful fucking news.

Reports claim the drummer for Exsanguination Throne was killed over the weekend in the Dominican Republic — the victim of a case of mistaken identity.

José Carlos Hernández, 23, who performed under the name Asmodeo Nefastdrum Shiva, was stabbed more than 27 times early Sunday by a group of men outside the Gustavo Live Pub in Santo Domingo.

Three men between the ages of 24 and 28 — Josaías Benjamín Mota Lorenzo, Máximo Dalvin Almánzar Guerra and Miguel Ángel Bautista Mota — were apprehended by authorities, and charged in the drummer’s death.

One of the suspects — who was caught with the 10-inch knife used in the killing — told police that he and the other men mistakenly thought Hernández raped a woman they knew a month ago, police spokesman Diego Pesqueira said.

Hmm. Because violence is always the appropriate response to violence.

Hernández was the son of the late musician Jochy Hernández and reporter María del Carmen Hernández, who was a presenter on the program “Despierta América” on Univision.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and bandmates. I hope his killers are bludgeoned in prison.

What can I say? I’m a hypocrite.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.