Thursday, July 19, 2018
GIK Acoustics - Europe
GIK Acoustics - Europe
The Moshville Times

RIP Frank M Heafield (Hanging Death) 1996 – 2018

A bit of a shocker, this one. We’ve lost quite a few legends over recent months from various medical issues (usually cancer) and suicide. In this instance we’re informing you of a young musician who has been taken from us at the incredibly young age of only 22. Further details are unavailable and we apologise for the initial version of this post which was based on the only information we had at the time.

One tribute came to us from Gilson of Imperative Music who featured Heafield’s band, Hanging Death, on volume 15 of their series of compilations. By all accounts, Heafield was keen, talented, professional and a joy to work with. Hanging Death were gearing up for a US tour covering 16 dates through August and September, a promising act with a definite future ahead of them.

As ever, we’ll celebrate the talent of those we’ve lost with a sample of their work.

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Metal Mike
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Metal Mike

Very sad to hear the news this morning. RIP Frank

Metal Mike
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Metal Mike

Very sad to hear the news this morning. RIP Frank

Alfred Huete
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Alfred Huete

Gutted. Frank M Heafield was one of a kind.He was wise beyond his years & he was a trusting soul.Too trusting I always thought and that worried me.I told him as much.He had a heart of gold,a light about him and a uniqueness that was entirely his.That worried me.The few that are so different from the others either get eaten up by the world or become stars.Both scenarios were possible with Frank.Inevitable. When I heard that he had been missing for days,my heart felt pained. All sorts of possible reasons as to why ran through my head.Most made me feel… Read more »

Kenny
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Kenny

Perfectly said!

John Batman Griffith
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John Batman Griffith

Thank you for your words.. he was like a son to me

Alfred Huete
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Alfred Huete

…and thank you for yours.My deepest condolences.

Dave C.
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Dave C.

I was Frank’s foster dad in New Hampshire, where he was born. Other commenters have noted that Frank was too trusting, and they’re right. It’s something we talked about often over the years in the context of keeping him safe. He was also the most relentlessly optimistic kid I’ve ever known. In light of what his mom and step dad did to him as a child, his optimism and trust is even more amazing. Most kids in his position would never trust anyone ever again. Not Frank. He saw the best in everyone, often ignoring obvious warning signs. After a… Read more »

John R Griffith
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John R Griffith

I would really like to know you better as in the last year Frank became a son to me and everything you are staying is so beautiful to know someone who knew him his whole life he wanted to be my son so bad that he referred to me as Dad …

action jackson
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action jackson

thank you. frank is awesome kind and driven. he never would have taken his own life. we knew that with in 5 years his music would be happening. he rarely got discouraged when he did hed send live streams or riffs to me and they were very advanced for a self taught 22 yro. I wish I went out to see him in chicago and jam with him but I was unable to leave Massachusetts. what made him so beautiful is he was far from the stereotypical metal head. he is very open minded and he has more of a… Read more »

Alfred Huete
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Alfred Huete

At this point,we do not know that their is a killer.No information has been released ABSOLUTELY NONE don’t base ANYTHING on rumors from FB,please.

BRIAN H NISHIMOTO
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BRIAN H NISHIMOTO

I’m very shocked and sad to hear about Frank passing hope they find out what happend to Frank! I met Frank when he came to Cali! Young guy very passion ate about his music! And his band Hang in death! Was supposed to hang out with him in August after their gig at the Whiskey! My Thoughts are his Family and close friends! Rip Rock on in heaven Frank!

Alfred Huete
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Alfred Huete

Time for a retraction,lads. No one knows that Frank was murdered.It’s in poor taste to report that someone has been murdered without a credible source.I know you meant no harm, now remove the part that states that he was murdered,so everyone else knows too. Thank you. WHAT FOLLOWS IS MY POST ON THE MATTER THAT IS NOW POSTED ON FRANK’S FB WALL: The cause of death in Frank’s death remains UNKNOWN it’s vastly irresponsible to spread rumors & at best,that is what some of you are doing. All that is known is that his body was pulled out of the… Read more »