Ex-Incantation Bassist Dead At 42

Joey Lombard

Former Incantation bassist Joey “Fingers” Lombard is dead.

Lombard passed away on January 3 at the age of 42. He lived in Windber, Pennsylvania, and was most recently employed by Lockheed Martin in Johnstown.

“Joey was one of the nicest people you could ever meet,” said drummer Kyle Severn in a statement.

“Joey had stepped up to the plate and joined John McEntee and myself back in 2000 to create some of Incantation’s finest blasphemy to date! He stuck with us for five-plus long years of writing and traveling the death metal roads! He was an amazing musician and bass player.”

I’ll say. This is a bummer, man. No cause of death has been released yet.

UPDATE: Reader Don sent us a link to a story that claims the manner of death was suicide. Fuckin’ sucks

“He had contributed more than most could imagine to the death metal scene,” Severn explained. “He had made many new friends through those years on the road; he was such a likable guy. I don’t think he had a mean bone in his body. He will be truly missed.”

Joey is survived by father Dennis Lombard and his wife Mary, Florida; Joey’s wife of 16 years, Cynthia (Headrick) Lombard; a stepdaughter, Ariana Lamer; sisters Cathy, wife of Steve Aviles, Ohio; and Christine Lombard, Florida; and nieces and nephews, Brian, Rebecca and Emily Aviles; Cori Headrick; and Tyler and Karson Headrick; also godson Skyler Stiles.

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