Saturday, March 12, 2016


Swedish progressive death metal legends OPETH have commented on the death of EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER keyboardist KEITH EMERSON whom died 3/10/2016 at 71.
KEITH EMERSON'S (ELP) death is being investigated as a suicide (gunshot wound to head) as he suffered nerve damage, demoting him to using only 8 fingers as EMERSON suffered from depression.

 EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER recently signed a deal with SONY ENTERTAINMENT and RAZOR and TIE.

OPETH released "PALE COMMUNION", unleashed 8/26/2014 via ROADRUNNER RECORDS.

More horrific news. Keith Emerson (ELP, The Nice) has passed away. The circumstances of his passing seem unclear at the time, but it’s with great sadness that we find ourselves losing another rock legend. Keith was one of the virtuosos of rock, and he handled his keyboards (especially his Hammond organ) much like Jimi Hendrix handled his guitars. Violently! There were even rumors of them forming a band together in the 1970 called HELP. I never met Keith but he was at the table next to me at the classic Prog awards once. It was a great night. At least 3 keyboard phantoms were present in the same room as me. Emerson, Rick Wakeman (Yes, Strawbs, David Bowie etc) and Tony Banks (Genesis). It was a special moment for me seeing Wakeman and Emerson roar with laughter over some old, but not forgotten, naughty memory. I seem to recall something about an episode in the bogs in the 70’s. I didn’t dare to go up to any of them of course. ”Hey dude, you’re a great player duhhhh”. Nah, I wouldn’t do that.
He was a legend. A pioneer of the keyboards. I saw ELP at their reuinon show in London, and even if I thought they were a bit patchy as a team, Emerson was pretty fantastic. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and loved ones from us in Opeth. Past and present. I know that Per Wiberg is a massive fan as well. So, Mr. Emerson. Rest in peace. From your fans. - Mikael

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-