According to a posting on the band's website, former bassist of Dutch thrashers Legion Of The Damned Twan Fleuren has committed suicide.

Twan joined the band Occult in 1998 where he directly joined them on a tour with Morbid Angel, Amon Amarth and Gorgoroth in 1999, after the recording of Occult's Rage to Revenge in 2001 and 2 great tours with Dark Funeral in 2001 and Exodus, Nuclear Assault and Agent Steel in 2003, Twan Fleuren was also at the beginning of the succes of Legion of the Damned and recorded with the band the legendary Elegy for the Weak with Andy Classen in 2003 that was later re-released under the name Feel the Blade in 2007, as well as the recording of Malevolent Rapture in 2004, which was released in 2006, the album that brought Legion of the Damned to a level where they are in right now.

Twan Fleuren was also part of the first Legion of the Damned tour that took place in 2006 with no one less than Kataklysm and Cannibal Corpse, however, Twan left the band half way the tour because his, at that time, baby born son was hospitalized, the band then agreed that it would be better for Twan to leave the band because doing the band and having its family was to complicated at that point, he was then replaced by bassplayer Harold Gielen in 2006.




About Twan's loss singer Maurice states: "Another very sad day in the Legion camp, Twan has been a great friend and we lost contact for several years because he was in some difficult times, only a few weeks back we were all back in contact again and it felt like these great old times were about to return, even Erik and me joined him on a terrace for a beer or 2 a few weeks ago, he even wanted to join us to With Full Force in July, where I was really looking forward to, he even showed alot of intrest in our new guitarplayer and the departure of Richard Ebisch. The bad news that came in today struck as a bomb not for me only personally but also for the band Legion of the Damned.

Of course we wish his family and kids all the strength they need in this process. We will miss you brother and of course all of the upcoming Legion of the Damned shows will be dedicated in his name!"

Drummer Erik announced following: "Yet another sad day in the history of Legion of the Damned. We knew that Twan had to face some extreme difficult times, but we certainly did not expect this, he was about to join us at some upcoming festivals and we were really looking forward to that. Maurice and I are happy that we still had a nice chat and drink with him at a terrace not so long ago after a really long time of not seeing each other, rest in peace my friend and my sincere condolences to his family"


Source: legionofthedamned.net
Band profile: Legion Of The Damned
 
Posted: 23.05.2011 by Thryce



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Bastard Child - 23.05.2011 at 20:19  
RIP
J. N. - 23.05.2011 at 20:25  
Damn, this sucks really hard...
Dark Blood - 23.05.2011 at 20:59  
Feel bad for his family... My condolences. RIP Twan Fleuren.
Ozman - 23.05.2011 at 21:13  
WTF?
BloodTears - 23.05.2011 at 21:22  
A lot of weird stuff happening lately.
Ozman - 23.05.2011 at 23:39  
Still can't believe it. talked to the guy about 6 weeks ago at some gig.
BynersA7X - 24.05.2011 at 00:44  
Well... This is what I get asking myself "Where are the new news at MetalStorm.net?". Curse me.
Vitriolic Hate - 24.05.2011 at 00:53  
RIP.
Troy Killjoy - 24.05.2011 at 02:03  
Not a fan of the band, but that really sucks, especially since he appeared to be okay - even with people he was close to. Obviously his problems extended beyond playing in front of crowds though... And apparently he's leaving a family behind? Sad news all around.
JD - 24.05.2011 at 13:13  
RIP!!
Tetravirulence - 24.05.2011 at 15:35  
Rest In Peace
Kwis - 24.05.2011 at 18:21  
Sad news
Elodie Artour - 24.05.2011 at 18:36  
Written by BloodTears on 23.05.2011 at 21:22

A lot of weird stuff happening lately.

I totally agree with you.

@Marcel: It must have been a total shock for you to read this news... I mean, the guy seemed to have been all right (you've even met each other) and then all of a sudden, it appears he's dead. RIP!
Ozman - 24.05.2011 at 22:40  
Written by Elodie Artour on 24.05.2011 at 18:36

Written by BloodTears on 23.05.2011 at 21:22

A lot of weird stuff happening lately.

I totally agree with you.

@Marcel: It must have been a total shock for you to read this news... I mean, the guy seemed to have been all right (you've even met each other) and then all of a sudden, it appears he's dead. RIP!


Didn't know him well, but shared a beer and all. Nice guy. So this ame as a surprise for me.

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