Ex-THE GATES OF SLUMBER Bass Player Jason McCash Passes Away

Sunday, 6th April 2014

Jason McCash, former bassist, co-songwriter and co-lyricist for Indianapolis doom metallers THE GATES OF SLUMBER, has reportedly passed away. He was 37 years old.

In a posting on Facebook, THE GATES OF SLUMBER vocalist/guitarist Karl Simon wrote: “My best friend died last night. There will be no reunion — no more of THE GATES OF SLUMBER. It’s dead beyond dead, and I’ve lost a brother. Please be respectful or silent. It’s a small world and I’m still alive. Remember that shit.”

McCash announced his departure from THE GATES OF SLUMBER last September, explaining that it was “just time for me to leave.”

The band’s most recent album, The Wretch, was released in May 2011 via Rise Above/Metal Blade.