Brian “Bob” Fouts (ex-Burn It Down, ex-The Gates of Slumber) has died

Drummer Brian “Bob” Fouts of Burn It Down, The Gates of Slumber, Chrome Waves, Steel Aggressor and more fame sadly passed away yesterday, April 28th, at the age of 45. Cause of death has not been revealed.

The Gates of Slumber frontman Karl Simon commented on social media:

RIP Bob. I don’t have the words really. He’d seemed like he was on the way back. I hope he’s at peace.

As Metal Archives notes, Bob owned and operated Basement Rage Studios.

A GoFundMe has been launched to help pay for funeral expenses.

Here’s more info from the campaign:

Bob was a father, son, grandfather, friend, mentor, and badass musician. We are raising money to cover costs of arrangements and funeral fees. His passing was unexpected and we the family are wanting to make sure to give Bob the send off that he deserves. He’s touched many lives all over the globe and had some of the most supportive friends and family all over the world. Any and all help and support is very much appreciated.

RIP

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