The death metal world is reeling at the loss of Deeds of Flesh founding member and Unique Leader Records CEO Erik Lindmark, who has passed away at the age of 46. Many bands and artists have expressed sorrow and gratitude towards Erik, expressing sadness at his loss but also honoring his contribution to the underground death metal scene. Erik leaves behind a wife, and a five year old daughter.
Here’s the official statement from Unique Leader Records’ social media:
ERIK RAYMOND LINDMARK
It is with great sadness that we must announce that our CEO & Founder, Erik Lindmark, passed away today after battling with Sclerosis.
The indelible mark he has left on the Death Metal genre is monumental, both as a business man and as a musician. After building this label from scratch with his Deeds bandmates, Erik took Unique Leader to a level he had never expected it, or the genre, to get to.
During his time in Hospital, Erik was absolutely implicit with his instructions to staff to go full steam ahead with the label in his absence- which is exactly what we intend to do.
That being said, we will not be releasing anything in January so that we can make the necessary adjustments and delegations within the company. We would like to thank you all for your well wishes, support and kindness toward Erik on socials and via private correspondence.
There is a gofundme setup for Erik’s daughter Bella (5) and his wife- link below.
Rest in peace Erik. You were a true warrior,”
Our condolences go out to the his family, band mates, friends and all the bands he has helped.