Ex-Volumes Guitarist Diego Farias Has Passed Away
27-year-old guitarist and producer Diego Farias has passed away.
The musician was one of the founding members of progressive metalcore band Volumes, though had departed the group just last week. In a statement announcing their parting of ways, the band wrote: “Over the past few years, we have seen him grow in his career as a producer, and as a result, he lost the desire to tour with the band and then subsequently couldn’t further commit to the overall writing process with the group. We have had various replacement guitarists tour with the band. We wish nothing but the best of luck for Diego and know that he is on the fast track of becoming one of the most successful producers in the game.”
The sad news of Diego’s passing was today confirmed on Twitter by his brother Gus Farias, who had also recently left Volumes. A cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
“RIP to my brother Diego I love you,” he posted. “I can’t believe I’m typing this.”
RIP TO MY BROTHER DIEGO I LOVE YOU I CANT BELIEVE IM TYPING THIS.— RIP DIEGO I LOVE U LIL BRO (@RealYungYogi) Thu Feb 06 10:13:31 +0000 2020
WE TOURED THE WORLD TOGETHER WE LIVED THE DREAM TOGETHER I LOVE YOU DIEGO. REST IN PARADISE LITTLE BROTHER YOU NOW LIVE THRU ME. ❤️— RIP DIEGO I LOVE U LIL BRO (@RealYungYogi) Thu Feb 06 10:27:30 +0000 2020
EVERYTIME I LOOK IN THE MIRROR I SEE THE 19 STITCH SCAR YOU GAVE ME THANK YOU I WILL WEAR THIS SCAR PROUDLY FOREVER… https://t.co/TwhKxHwe5N— RIP DIEGO I LOVE U LIL BRO (@RealYungYogi) Thu Feb 06 14:47:23 +0000 2020
Read some of the many tributes to Diego that have been posted on social media below:
I'm at a loss for words. Heartbroken. Rest easy, Diego. You're loved, and you will be missed. 🙏🏻🖤— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) Thu Feb 06 15:44:19 +0000 2020
RIP Diego. Thankful for the time we spent together. Always so encouraging and kind. Heartbroken. All my love goes o… https://t.co/Yz5ZOc6YLY— Josh Manuel (@JoshManuel) Thu Feb 06 13:14:31 +0000 2020
Can’t believe you’re gone. RIP Diego @PRODBYYAYGO https://t.co/5tGPl8l2hp— Cameron Losch (@Cameron112) Thu Feb 06 13:28:53 +0000 2020
Rest In Peace, Diego. One of the best dudes I met in my years of touring. Always welcomed me with open arms everywh… https://t.co/p2U0jb4k0y— 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐎 (@JaydenPanesso) Thu Feb 06 13:13:28 +0000 2020
Very sad to hear about the passing of Diego Farias. The times we toured together, he always met me with a smile and… https://t.co/FcHmVMtABn— Hance Alligood (@hance_) Thu Feb 06 13:24:58 +0000 2020
RIP Diego Farias, an absolute genius of a musician and an even better person 💔— Greg Diamond (@thegregdiamond) Thu Feb 06 13:55:05 +0000 2020
RIP Diego Farias, this one hurts a lot. Volumes for life 🙏🏻— patmixedit (@patrickhall93) Thu Feb 06 13:53:55 +0000 2020
Kerrang!’s thoughts are with Diego’s family, friends and everyone who knew him at this sad time.
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