Former Clutch keyboard player Mick Schauer has died the band has revealed.
In a statement the band announced “We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer’s passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory. Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!”
Mick Schauer was first credited on Clutch’s 2005 album ‘Robot Hive/Exodus’. He was on 2007’s ‘From Beale Street to Oblivion’. Schauer next popped up with ‘The Bakerton Group for their self-titled 2008 album.