Joe Siracuse, lead vocalist with Buffalo-based hardcore metal band Sons of Azrael, has died, according to a report published by AntiMUSIC.com. No details on the circumstances surrounding the 29 year-old's death have been made available. Band members posted a brief message on their Facebook page on Tuesday, reading simply "Joseph R. Siracuse 1983-2012".
This is the second time in the space of a single year that the band has been affected by tragedy. Last October, Sons of Azrael guitarist Tony Lorenzo was shot during a mugging in the Elmwood Village. Lorenzo has been paralyzed from the waist down since the shooting.
We'll report details as they become available.