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christopher
03-23-2011, 10:42 AM
Damn, just saw this was posted the other day. Sucks to hear about this. I was looking forward to seeing Exhorder come to LA one day, hope this doesnt discourage the band from continuing

Bassist Frankie Sparcello (pictured below) of reactivated legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER passed away earlier today (Tuesday, March 22). More information will be made available shortly.

Sparcello joined EXHORDER prior to the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album, "The Law", which came out in 1992. The group broke up a short time later and reformed with its original lineup a few years later. Sparcello rejoined EXHORDER in 2009 and was scheduled to perform with the band at this year's Maryland Deathfest IX, which is set to take place May 26-29, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.

EXHORDER played the first concert with its new drummer Seth Davis on December 10, 2010 at The Hangar in the band's hometown. Video footage of the performance can be viewed below.

Seth had been working closely with longtime EXHORDER sticksman Chris Nail in preparation for taking over drum duties for the band's live performances as well as the upcoming recordings.

EXHORDER's lineup for the December 10, 2010 concert was as follows:

Kyle Thomas - Vocals
Vinnie Labella - Guitar
Jay Ceravolo - Guitar
Seth Davis - Drums
Frankie Sparcello - Bass

mankvill
03-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Wonder how this will effect the MDF show.

christopher
03-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Wonder how this will effect the MDF show.

Hopefully they will find a replacement by then. They've been making a big thing about how they were playing MDF, so I'm sure they will figure something out.

Natrlhi
03-23-2011, 10:54 AM
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Dude. That's a bummer, man.

GarageMetal468
03-23-2011, 11:43 AM
Terrible news, totally shit on my day. Hopefully they get a replacement for MDF, they're one of the main reasons I'm going. R.I.P.

MPF
03-23-2011, 12:45 PM
My thoughts:

http://joshrundquist.blogspot.com/2011/03/exhorder-best-thrashgroove-metal-band.html

GarageMetal468
03-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Hopefully they will find a replacement by then. They've been making a big thing about how they were playing MDF, so I'm sure they will figure something out.

Just found out that they're not canceling their show at MDF, so it's good to know they're still going through despite the loss.

mankvill
03-23-2011, 04:34 PM
Without Exhorder, there probably wouldn't be Pantera, and from there you can see how many bands wouldn't exist. So it definitely sucks, although I haven't ever listened to them. I know how influential they were, though.

MPF
03-23-2011, 06:57 PM
Without Exhorder, there probably wouldn't be Pantera, and from there you can see how many bands wouldn't exist. So it definitely sucks, although I haven't ever listened to them. I know how influential they were, though.

DO IT NOW!

jhdeity
03-23-2011, 07:25 PM
RIP. I know if I did a 101 albums that changed my life Exorder - The Law would be in my Top 20.

As much as Exhorder is credited for influencing Pantera I've read several places that The Law was majorly influenced by Pantera and it shows. Slaughter in the Vatican made them famous worldwide but The Law was their true masterpiece.

One of the best metal albums ever made...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmvhvsCrOSE

treghet
03-23-2011, 07:27 PM
DO IT NOW!

Seconded. MANKS HOW HAVE YOU NEVER LISTENED TO THEM?! :eek:

R.I.P. :(

mankvill
03-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Seconded. MANKS HOW HAVE YOU NEVER LISTENED TO THEM?! :eek:

R.I.P. :(

I've never listend to them OR Pantera!

idrinkwine732
03-23-2011, 09:16 PM
I am really bummed out about this.

Hope they can still make MDF...

MPF
03-23-2011, 09:20 PM
I've never listend to them OR Pantera!

...and I catch shit for liking a few Djent bands?

:hmm:

mankvill
03-23-2011, 09:29 PM
...and I catch shit for liking a few Djent bands?

:hmm:

But you're the djent guy!

MPF
03-23-2011, 09:43 PM
But you're the djent guy!

I like Periphery, Animals As Leaders, Tesseract, and Chimp Spanner. How does that make me the Djent guy?

Devin Townsend: "The term, Djent, makes my asshole tighten up."

mankvill
03-23-2011, 09:47 PM
I like Periphery, Animals As Leaders, Tesseract, and Chimp Spanner. How does that make me the Djent guy?

Devin Townsend: "The term, Djent, makes my asshole tighten up."

You just are! Embrace it!

MPF
03-23-2011, 09:52 PM
You just are! Embrace it!

I don't embrace fads.

But it's like saying that because you like Red Fang and Kylesa, you the Sludge Metal guy. It just isn't right.

treghet
03-23-2011, 09:57 PM
I don't embrace fads.

But it's like saying that because you like Red Fang and Kylesa, you the Sludge Metal guy. It just isn't right.

Don't worry about it, you could just call him BMTH Lover. ;)

MPF
03-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Don't worry about it, you could just call him BMTH Lover. ;)

WHAAAAAA?


Alright Manky, you no longer can give me shit. Hahahaha What the Fuck!

mankvill
03-23-2011, 11:02 PM
Don't worry about it, you could just call him BMTH Lover. ;)

well excuse me for liking good death metal

Crionics
03-24-2011, 12:16 PM
R.I.P., I love SITV.