January 30, 2009
Blabbermouth has just posted the following news: John McCarthy, the singer for ’80s Boston Punk Metal pioneers POST MORTEM, has died at age 40. The group’s guitarist John Alexander stated, "[McCarthy] was / is one of my oldest friends. An interesting character with many great stories to tell, he will be missed." Alexander added, "We had just finished recording the music for a new POST MORTEM record (John wrote most of the words for it). The vocals were not done and John was planning on doing his vocals in February. His goal of making another POST MORTEM record has ended. This band was everything to him. I think we’ll finish it up somehow and dedicate it to him." New Renaissance Records last year announced the reissue of the first album from POST MORTEM, "Coroner’s Office". The LP was re-mastered and also included the band’s second release, 1987’s "The Missing Link" EP, which was previously unavailable on CD. POST MORTEM was formed on March 22, 1982, in the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts. The definitive lineup was finally settled on in early 1985 consisting of John McCarthy (vocals), John Alexander (guitar), Mark Kelley (bass) and Rick McIver (drums). Rest in peace, John!
The new ACHERON full length "Final Conflict: Last Days Of God" is now completely recorded, mixed and mastered. You can already check out three songs at the band’s myspace site www.myspace.com/acheron666