Jared Southwick R.I.P.

While the news of his grave condition had been known, it still comes as a terrible shock that guitarist Jared Southwick has passed away from a liver and kidney condition in Muncie, Indiana. Most well known as the amazing six-stringer for The Dream is Dead, some like myself also got to see his incredible talents in the Hoosier death metal band Harakiri. The Dream is Dead will play a final show at this year's Dudefest to honor Jared's memory and close the door on a band that pushed hardcore punk in ways many, many listeners appreciated.

If you haven't had a chance to be wowed by Jared's gifts, please either check out the band's Myspace page or watch the video below, which showcases how good he was and the size of the void he's leaving in modern heavy music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehkfaftxthw&NR=1

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