Hong Kong's Trinity Records has issued the following statement regarding the passing of DISSECTION frontman Jon Nödtveidt:
"Trinity Records is saddened to hear of the passing of DISSECTION's Jon Nödtveidt.
"It is always a loss to the extreme metal genre when we lose another talented musician and a fighter of the cause to keep metal alive.
"When we were approached (a small label in Asia), we were very surprised he was not interested at all with the money and how much he can make in licensing out of us, but focused on how he can spread his music — not just the new album, 'Reinkaos', but the reissues of their classic albums, 'Storm of the Light's Bane' and 'The Somberlain' — to keep the spirit of metal alive. It showed us that music was one thing he had in his mind and we here at Trinity have a lot of respect for that in bands.
"Our condolences to his family and close friends."
Jon Nödtveidt, 31, was found dead on Wednesday, August 16 at his apartment in Hässelby, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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