Joey LaCaze, the drummer for New Orleans band Eyehategod, has died of respiratory failure just two days after his 42nd birthday.
LaCaze was a founding member of Eyehategod with Jimmy Bower in 1988.
His death was officially announced in a statement from the band.
Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order, passed away on August 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five-week UK and European tour with EyeHateGod.
He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming in numerous solo experimental electronics projects. Doctors confirmed to family members that the cause of death was respiratory failure. He also suffered from long term asthma.
An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.
Eyehategod are a sludge metal band and rose from the New Orleans NOLA metal scene, along with Down, Crowbar and Kingdom of Sorrow.
LaCaze, with the band, appeared in season three of Treme.
Eyehategod released four albums. The last was ‘Confederacy of Ruined Lives’ in 2000.
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