David Rairan, founding member and guitarist of Colombian death metal band PURULENT, passed away last week as a result of injuries incurred during a tour-bus crash. This happened shortly after the group's departure from this year's Fuck The Commerce festival in Neiden, Germany, where the band performed on Thursday (May 29). At the time of the accident, PURULENT were about to kick off a European tour, organized by Czech Republic's Obscene Productions (www.obscene.cz).Further information about the crash and contact details for the band will follow shortly. However, things are all a bit up in the air right now as the group and the promoters are clearly shaken by the events unfolding and somewhat stranded at the moment. For the record, other members of the PURULENT and Obscene Productions entourage appear to be in good shape. We wish to pass our condolences to all members, friends, and families of the PURULENT crew.