According to Anal C**T’s publicist, and as seen onÂ Blabbermouth.net HERE, vocalist Seth Putnam apparently died of a heart attack yesterday at age 43.Â Very sad news, indeed.
Despite their extremely offensive lyrics & song titles (of which many fans have always suspected were for shock effect more than anything), Putnam & AxCx showed themselves to be full of humor (albeit very dark humor), with a ‘devil-may-care’ attitude towards . . . well, just about everything.Â Still, listening to their new album “Fuckin’ A”, you hear genuine musicianship marrying the staple AxCx Grindcore sound with 80’s metal riffage in a combination that is sure to surprise both fans & detractors alike.
Further down this site, you’ll see just recently I reviewed what I didn’t know at the time was one of the final AxCx shows ever.Â Wish now I had actually had a chance to speak with Seth as there are few anti-rock stars that can rival him.Â Â I completely disagreed with some of his song lyrics (‘Ha Ha Holocaust’ comes to mind) but respected his right to express himself – and the balls it took to say what he said.
Love him or hate him, we just lost a strong & unique voice in the metal community.Â If I had a band, I would write a song called ‘Dying is Gay’ in tribute to Seth.Â Where ever he is, I think he’d laugh his ass off over it.
Rest in peace, man.