Mitch Lucker, singer with Suicide Silence, has died following a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.
The band's label has issued a statement:
"It is with great sadness and regret this morning that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.Lucker had been hospitalised in September with a broken elbow.
"Nuclear Blast would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members and fans worldwide who are affected by this loss. He left us doing what he loved to do most.
"He was 28 years old and will be sorely missed.
"Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band's official Facebook page."
In a 2010 interview with The Au Review, Lucker explained why the band's music became darker between first album The Cleansing and second No Time To Bleed:
think the general population of people just don’t think. It’s actually proven that people just use the part of the brain they have to, to get through the day. They don’t sit there and ponder over the big picture stuff. So it’s kinda going along that whole concept.Mitch Lucker was 28; Suicide Silence had been due to be part of the Outbreak Tour.