Bad news here. We regret to inform you that former King Conquer guitarist John Byrd has passed away. Here’s the official word from the band:

As many of you may have read earlier today, our former guitarist John Byrd passed away. We didn’t part on the best terms, but we never could have wished this on him. He was our brother for the 4 years he was with the band up until substance started to take over. John was one of the smartest and most talented dudes in the world, and finding out about this today was just insane.

Same day as Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.

If you battle with substance abuse of any kind, PLEASE seek help. It’s not worth loosing the one life you have to live. Yes life can suck, it can suck really really bad sometimes, but take control and make this one life you have great!


R.I.P. John Byrd

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