Earache Records posted on their Facebook page earlier this morning that blackened doom band Woods of Ypres founder David Gold died in a car accident last night. The guitarist and vocalist was 31.
We’ve just heard that David Gold of Woods of Ypres passed away last night in an accident near Barrie, ON, Canada. From all of us at Earache our deepest sympathies to your family, bandmates and friends. We are all devastated, such a terrible waste of talent. R.I.P. David
The Canadian duo had just started gaining notoriety after signing to Earache,who re-released the band’s fourth album, Woods IV: The Green Album, just last year. The band’s fifth album, Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light, is set to come out on January 31 2012. The band had released a single from the album, “Kiss My Ashes (Good Bye),” which can be heard below. It’s tragic that the band’s promising career has been cut short, and our condolences are with Gold’s friends and family