Backyard Burial – R.I.P Blaps Warmonger – Matt Hall 1975 – 2011
Blaps Warmonger -Matt Hall, legendary vocalist for the Lower Hutt grind scum group Backyard Burial, “died as a result of ferocious attack while in bed”.
Unbelievable, I saw him only a couple of weeks ago as our paths cross in our day jobs. I’ve known him for years, have seen the band play since the beginning, and am deeply shocked at this loss.
He had the most demanding stage presence, completely committed to his vocal delivery in a style that became truly his own.
My condolences to friends, family & the band. He was a powerful performer on stage, and a grand bloke off stage. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this time must be for Blaps immediate family.
I hope resolution comes soon.