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R.I.P. Miike Tenkula (Sentenced)

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by MadTinus, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Khayman666

    Khayman666 Lord of the tomb

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    I wouldn't worry too much about being insensitive. I'm sure he was fully aware of where lifestyle would eventually lead him. After all, it wouldn't take a lot of deep insight to figure out the whole band are just a tad self-destructive. It sucks that he's gone though :erk:
     
  2. Clayman77

    Clayman77 Katatoned

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    Been listening to Sentenced all weekend. Jeez, how good music Miika wrote. And lyrics of 'Lower the Flags' quite perfectly fit this situation:

    "He's gone, he is dead
    His remains upon the hearse ahead
    As silently we wander though the mist
    He's free

    This is the end
    Your journey's over, night descends
    Below... Into the abyss
    Farewell, my friend, you will be missed

    Lower the flags
    A good man has passed
    He has reached the last of frontiers
    Lower the flags
    Down to half-mast
    For again the world has taken a turn for the worse

    He's done, he is dead
    Six feet of earth upon his head
    Now lay your wreaths
    Upon the one who lies beneath

    Although you're gone
    In memories you shall live on
    Asleep... In peace now rest
    The weight of the world is off your chest

    Lower the flags
    A good man has passed
    He has reached the last of frontiers
    Lower the flags
    Down to half-mast
    For again the world has taken a turn for the worse

    That morning light I'll always remember
    And these August nights: cold as December."
     
  3. Keltoi

    Keltoi Member

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    I had hopes that Sentenced would regroup...guess that isn't happening now. Can't say this news really surprises me. His alcohol abuse was well known.
     
  4. Dark Gothic Sanctuary

    Dark Gothic Sanctuary Metal Gothic God

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  5. Dark Gothic Sanctuary

    Dark Gothic Sanctuary Metal Gothic God

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    Yeah... people like Chuck Schuldiner!!! Dimebag Darrel, Randy Rhoads, Vitek!!, Cliff Burton!! Why must the good die young?!?!?!! :cry:
     
  6. DustyP

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    Sentenced was one of the first bands that I listened to when I started getting into death metal. I got this century media sampler from Rotting Christ's Dead Poem disc and they were the first song on there (Shadegrown). After that I was totally hooked from their classic DM to their newer clean-vocal stuff....it doesn't matter what genre of music they played, the music was always solid. Always.

    And his writing was amazing...I still haven't been able to get into the non-Sentenced projects of some of the other members such as Poisonblack, so it's clear he was the soul of it all.

    RIP...
     
  7. WeirdGray

    WeirdGray Alone In Town

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    I feel so sad now. Sentenced is my one of the favourite band for 13 years. There is nothing more to do & say.
    R.I.P. Miika.

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    This is the end
    Your journey's over, night descends
    Below... Into the abyss
    Farewell, my friend, you will be missed

    Lower the flags
    A good man has passed
    He has reached the last of frontiers
    Lower the flags
    Down to half-mast
    For again the world has taken a turn for the worse...

    ...
    Although you're gone
    In memories you shall live on
    Asleep... In peace now rest
    The weight of the world is off your chest
     
  8. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    I'm very sad too. Looking at his photos, you can see how he ballooned out in weight, just packed it on. He used to be so thin. As much as I hate to think it, I wonder how he really died? Heart attack, alcohol poisoning, or suicide? It's only now that I look at all the photos that I realise what a massive weight gain he went through.

    I will always miss this guy. I'm not normally sentimental, but Miika meant so much to me. I can't believe it's over, that he's gone. There is no encore. All I have are the c.ds and dvd. And they shall be played, a lot!!!!

    Goodbye Miika. See you soon one day, hopefully.

    B.
     

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