We are saddened to hear that the bassist of the Polish death metal group Hate, Sławek “Mortifer” Archangielskij, died suddenly last night.
The band released the following statement on their Facebook page:
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
We would also like to extend our sympathies to the band and to Slawek’s friends and family.