Yesterday (6th), we were devastated to hear about the passing of former Volumes guitarist Diego Farias. It has been reported he was only twenty-seven years old. Shortly before his death, Farias announced his departure from the group to focus on other projects. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. The band has issued a brief statement as they are still processing their thoughts on the tragic loss of their friend.
The band commented:
“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic passing of Diego Farias. We are trying to cope and process this as it all seems so surreal. We send our love and thoughts to his brothers Gus and Andres. His mother and father, and his entire extended family.
As we collect our thoughts we will then be able to properly convey them more, but for now…we love you Diego, rest in power. – Volumes”
The music community have been reacting to the sad loss via social media and you can read a few below:
Very saddened to hear about Diego Farias passing. For those who didn’t know him, we lost someone who truly had a good heart, who was always gracious and kind, and who respected all of his friends. Best wishes to his family during this time.
— Matt (@MattPeriphery) February 6, 2020
Rest in peace Diego Farias. Much love to his family and to Volumes. https://t.co/dT7HCqWBSS
— Stray From The Path (@strayfromdapath) February 6, 2020
Rest in power Diego Farias. Our deepest condolences go out to the Farias family and our old friends in @Volumesband – “don’t go walking towards the light, life is only finite”
— Northlane (@Northlane) February 6, 2020
— Adam Elmakias (@elmakias) February 6, 2020
Diego Farias made music that spoke to me more than any other artist could do & have pulled me through the toughest of times, that is why Volumes has been my favorite band for the past 7 years. I can never express enough how much you mean to me @PRODBYYAYGO. Thank u for everything pic.twitter.com/sdAggCDOv5
— Diego Farias Forever (@presidjent) February 6, 2020
I’ll never forget my first tour and I’m glad we shared that together. I still remember being in awe of your talent and you taking time to teach me how to play “Intake” and help dial in sick tones for me cause I was such a noob The world lost an amazing musician RIP Diego Farias. pic.twitter.com/NfVNk9MZm0
— Max Bremer (@schnaxxx) February 7, 2020
RIP to Diego Farias. I have fond memories of pumping VIA in my wagon with the boys when we first started to travel outside our hometown to play and record music. It will always be a soundtrack of those young days etched in my memory. Love to all close to him.
— Osmosis Jones (@masonbunt) February 7, 2020