Former Nothingface singer Matt Holt dead at 39

Posted by on April 19, 2017

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While there’s scant information about his cause of death, we’ve been informed that former Nothingface singer Matt Holt has died at the age of 39. His family has shared the following information:

Matt Holt, former singer of Nothingface, passed away at home in Maryland on April 15. He had been battling a degenerative illness for several years. He is survived by his parents and his younger brother.

While he had not been active musically in recent years, Holt, who toured the world several times over with his band in the early ’00s, is remembered as being an unparalleled talent and as one of most skilled vocalists of his generation, thanks to his incredibly impressive range, which shifted from terrifically brutal to beautifully melodic.

Forming in the Washington D.C. area in the ’90s, Nothingface released three albums in the mid-’90s before being signed to TVT. Their 2000 and 2003 albums Violence and Skeletons, respectively brought them success before they disbanded in 2004. Guitarist, Tom Maxwell and bassist Jerry Montano went on to join Hellyeah. While the band had prepared to reform in 2008, they again split up. Our condolences to Holts family, friends and former bandmates.


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