Twin Cities metal guitarist Justin Lowe was found dead last Tuesday after a fall from the Arcola High Bridge near Arcola, Minnesota and Somerset, Wisconsin.
Lowe, 32, had gone missing a few days prior, and his car was found soon after. His disappearance proceeded a large Facebook post in late June detailing why he was leaving After the Burial, the band the Vadnais Heights native co-founded. The post alleged that nearly all people in his life were in on a conspiracy against him.
His band-mates responded to Lowe’s statement by posting a response detailing their concerns over his mental welfare:
Justin is ill, and right now he needs more than ever to be shown that the world is not against him. He needs support and love from everyone, and to know that we only want what’s best for him. We will continue to support him and his family as best we can through this tough time.
Since it’s foundation in 2004, the band has released four albums. They were scheduled to play at the Skyway Theater in Minneapolis July 31 as part of the Summer Slaughter tour.
It is a very sad time for the Minnesota and metal music scenes. As After the Burial drummer Dan Carle posted on Facebook:
“Our thoughts belong with him and his family.”
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