HATE bassist dies unexpectedly in his sleep after Stuttgart show

The Polish death metal band Hate reported on their Facebook page today that their bassist, Sławek (Sławomir) “Mortifer” Archangielskij, has died suddenly in his sleep following a show in Stuttgart. The group has canceled the remainder of their tour dates.

Sławek (Sławomir) "Mortifer" Archangielskij,
Sławek (Sławomir) “Mortifer” Archangielskij

Here is the exact statement from Hate:


At night 5th/6th April near a German town of Munchberg, our friend, best comrade and longtime bass player unexpectedly passed away. After the show in Stuttgart last night he went to sleep and never woke up. We found him lifeless early in the morning and immediately called an ambulance. He was reanimated, but to no avail. Results of Sławek’s autopsy should be known soon. In this situation, we decided to cancel the remaining shows and return home. We gave detailed testimonies to the German police. We are shocked and shattered by his sudden, unexpected death. We mourn together with Slawek’s family and friends.

Adam, Konrad, Stanislaw, Daniel /HATE

I join with the group, his family and friends in mourning his sudden passing. I have seen Hate one time only and that was when they toured with Mayhem in December 2011. I took some photos of the show but only got one really good one of Mortifer as he was pretty active on the stage. Hate had just embarked on a European tour and had just released a new album Solarflesh, some of their best work yet.
May he rest in peace or rest in chaos….however you choose to think about it.
And seriously, what is the deal with these young guys dying in their sleep?

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