Hate have been struck by a terrible tragedy — over the weekend whilst in Germany on tour with Hypocrisy bassist Sławek Archangielskij, who also went by the name ‘Mortifier’, was found dead on the band’s tour bus. Archangielskij is said to have passed away after a show in Stuttgart. The band’s statement on the matter can be read in full below:
SŁAWEK „MORTIFER” ARCHANGIELSKIJ IS DEAD
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
The band only recently released what many would back as their best work yet in Solarflesh and were set to tour mainland Europe for rest of the week but have rightfully decided to return home. I think I can speak for everyone at Heavy Blog when I say our thoughts are with the band and Sławek’s friends and family.