In 2012 following fantastic servants of metal were lost in action.


Joey "Fingers" Lombard, 42,
ex-bassist of death metal act Incantation committed suicide.

  January 3, 2012
Nicole Bogner, 27,
ex-vocalist of symphonic power metal act Visions of Atlantis died
of an undisclosed disease.

  January 5, 2012
Robbie France, 53,
ex-drummer of Diamond Head and UFO died of unknown causes.

  January 14, 2012
Mark Reale, 57,
guitarist and founding member of Riot died of complications
with Crohn's disease.

  January 25, 2012
Tonmi Lillman aka "Otus", 38
drummer of Lordi, died from unknown causes.

  February 14 , 2012
Ronnie Montrose, 64,
guitarist and leader of Montrose died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  March 3 , 2012
Jim Marshall
"Lord of Loud" the founder of Marshall Amplification died at 88.

  April 5 , 2012

Richie Teeter, 61,
American drummer (The Dictators, Twisted Sister) died of
esophageal cancer.

  April 10 , 2012
Rob "Balfabar Nosugref The Almighty" Cranny, 27,
Owner of Canadian Northern Storm Records and Vocalist of Detsörgsekälf died of a heart attack.

  April 21 , 2012
Rob Doherty, 42,
Canadian guitarist/vocalist (ex-Into Eternity) died of unknown causes.

  May 4 , 2012
Trondr Nefas, 34,
frontman of Norwegian Black Metal band Urgehal died.

  May 14 , 2012
Steeve Hurdle, 41
ex Guitarist of Gorguts died of post-surgical complications.

  May 20, 2012
Michael Grant, 39,
singer for Crescent Shield, Onward, Legend Maker and
Cypher Seer died of unidentified illness.

  May 31, 2012
Jon Lord, 71,
English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player for
Deep Purple, died of cancer.

  July 16, 2012
Mitch Lucker, 28,
singer of deathcore act Suicide Silence, died of a motorcycle accident.

  November 1, 2012
Huw Lloyd-Langton, 61,
guitarist of Hawkwind and The Meads of Asphodel, died from cancer.

  December 8 , 2012
Mike Scaccia, 47,
guitarist of Rigor Mortis and Ministry, died after collapsing on
stage during Rigor Mortis' performance for vocalist Bruce Corbitt's
50th birthday.
  December 23, 2012