Rich Lipscomb, vocalist and co-founder of defunct Chicago, Illinois death metal outfit Fleshgrind, passed away on Thursday, February 25. Lipscomb was 52.
Fleshgrind issued the following statement on social media: “With immense grief we are sad to announce that vocalist Rich Lipscomb has passed away today. Rich was the voice and face of Fleshgrind and this loss is completely shocking and devastating. Please remember Rich in your thoughts, not only for all he’s done for death metal, but for his family and friends who are grieving. We’ll miss you Big Daddy! You were absolutely irreplaceable! ‘Get off your moms tit, and get in the pit!’”
Check out the classic Fleshgrind album, Destined for Defilement (1997), that made them a staple of Midwest death metal.
Outburn sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.