Eric Livingston, a member of Mamaleek and artist for bands like Lifeless Cross and Mr. Bungle, has handed away at 38 years outdated. Livingston carried out with Mamaleek since 2015, contributing percussion to By way of Dolorosa, and have become a full time member with the band beginning in 2019. As a full time member, Livingston performed on each Come & See in 2020 and Diner Espresso in 2022 (to which he additionally created the duvet artwork).

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We want Livingston‘s family and friends all the very best presently. The next is a press release from Mamaleek, who observe they will be dedicating their upcoming appearances at each Roadburn and Oblivion Entry to Livingston‘s reminiscence. And if you’re unfamiliar with Mamaleek, check ’em out here.

“It’s with the heaviest of hearts to report the loss of life of one in all our members. Eric Alan Livingston was a detailed buddy to every of us, lengthy earlier than he joined Mamaleek. He was my finest mate in center and highschool, which we endured collectively by means of the shared love of music. He confirmed me Devo, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Bare Metropolis, King Crimson, and Kraftwerk for the primary time, and I used to be ceaselessly modified by its energy.

Eric had quite a lot of energy that flared inside him, which he was capable of channel in any medium, whether or not skateboarding (nollie flips on lock!), artwork, design, efficiency, stage manufacturing, vogue, activism, comedy…you title it. He dripped persona, as anybody who met him would know instantly. He seemed out for us and was terribly beneficiant together with his time. We’d stroll for hours within the evenings and pour our guts out, laughing all of the whereas. It was higher than any remedy I ever skilled, and I by no means needed these nights to finish. I nonetheless can’t imagine that we took our final stroll collectively, an excruciating actuality to bear.

“In Mamaleek, Eric performed keyboards, saxophone, violin, bells/percussion—something that he may get his arms on, actually. His instinct and free-form model elevated our sound and created an unbridled dynamism that might be arduous to behold anyplace else. Eric additionally designed the celebrated art work for Diner Espresso. This was a boon to the file, animating it in a visible mode that we beforehand thought not possible.

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“For these of you who appreciated Eric’s distinctive voice, amplified in his extraordinary artwork and ferocious taking part in, Eric felt that, and it meant the world to him and to us. Our upcoming performances at Roadburn and Oblivion Entry shall be in homage to the life and reminiscence of our expensive brother and fellow musician, in that order. Within the meantime, we encourage you to like and help each other in as some ways as humanly doable.

“Relaxation in energy, Eric.”

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