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VenusianSea
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
Posts: 32
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:56 am 
 

Such horrible news. RIP Diamhea.

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MasterOfSin
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:24 am
Posts: 426
Location: Iberia
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:16 am 
 

For the first time in my life i wish today was April 01.

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Dr_Keloid
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:10 pm
Posts: 100
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:18 am 
 

Sorry to see Chris has left us. Will be greatly missed here.

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GTog
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:35 pm
Posts: 840
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 am 
 

Wow, just wow. I'm absent for a bit, and as soon as I come back I read this. Devastating. He used to give me really useful review tips.

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Napero
GedankenPanzer

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Posts: 9285
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 am 
 

Dia was rarely online on the IRC channel or on Discord at the same time as I, and thus I didn't get to know him very well, but he seemed like a very nice and pedantic fellow, with an inspiring set of work ethics. He will be missed, and the review queue will no doubt look quite different in the near future. Life is a fleeting thing, people, hug your close ones tonight and tell them how much you value them.

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Paganbasque
Veteran

Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 am
Posts: 3949
Location: Basque Country
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:35 am 
 

Rest in Peace mate. He was too young to leave us. :(

He was always very professional with the reviews and I really enjoyed some of his comments on the forum. We will miss you mate.

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Kjetter
Mutineer

Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:21 am
Posts: 157
Location: Norway
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 8:50 am 
 

Peace mate.

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EpicDismemberment
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:24 am
Posts: 256
Location: ประเทศไทย
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:13 am 
 

Stunned, very sad news. Couldn't believe it was real. He gave me so many instructions about how to handle things on this site.
Rest in peace, Dia. Gone but not forgotten.

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Azmodes
Ultranaut

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:44 am
Posts: 9696
Location: Gradec, Austria
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am 
 

I wasn't as close to him as some of the other mods, our relationship was essentially professional, so I cannot claim him as a friend per se, but as a colleague I certainly held him in high regard. The amount of work he has contributed to the site is immeasurable; at times the guy almost single-handedly kept the report queue in check, for years. It still boggles my mind.

I was honestly, literally stunned when I found out yesterday. Even as someone who is not unaccustomed to losing people unexpectedly, I cannot fathom what his mother is going through right now. This is fucked and in a way surreal.

R.I.P.

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AndrewPYL
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:20 am
Posts: 4
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:43 am 
 

Is it okay to ask how he passed away? He was only 31 which is way too young to succumb to natural causes.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 am
Posts: 860
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 am 
 

My condoleances to anyone close to the man. I feel for you.

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Storm of the Light's Bane
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:16 pm
Posts: 574
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 am 
 

AndrewPYL wrote:
Is it okay to ask how he passed away? He was only 31 which is way too young to succumb to natural causes.

He had heart problems.

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TrooperEd
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:18 pm
Posts: 1878
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:09 am 
 

...the fuck?

I'm fucking shook. When I saw this on the front page I thought this was a tasteless April Fool's Day prank. I'm not sure if I'm less or more offended that it isn't.

RIP Chris/Dia.

AndrewPYL wrote:
Is it okay to ask how he passed away? He was only 31 which is way too young to succumb to natural causes.


This is the first thing I thought. Not only was he 31, he was a fucking bodybuilder.

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Temple Of Blood
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:16 am
Posts: 1872
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:24 am 
 

Very sad. This is so shocking.

He will be missed.

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EzraBlumenfeld
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Posts: 178
Location: Land of No Return
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:30 am 
 

Dia was the first moderator I interacted with after joining the site. I always appreciated his ability to handle the review queue so well and his undeniable sense of humor. He will be missed.

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televiper11
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:10 pm
Posts: 496
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:47 am 
 

RIP, dude. He gave me some great feedback on my reviews. Always appreciated that he took that extra second to do that.

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Crescent_Moon
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 2:47 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Altai/Siberia
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 am 
 

Very sad news. Talented people should live on and on. RIP.

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Deathdoom1992
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 9:19 am
Posts: 352
Location: Wallowing in a sea of sorrow.
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:20 pm 
 

R.I.P. Dia. A great reviewer and moderator, he unknowingly recommended me many a melodeath band through his reviews, and somehow sat through the vast majority of my reviews in the queue.

Sad day.

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cranialcrusherabc
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 11:39 pm
Posts: 114
Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 pm 
 

Have spoke to him a little here and there. My condolences to his family.

May you rest in peace.

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Lionel Fauquier
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Posts: 71
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:13 pm 
 

I'm too new to have known or interacted with him , but RIP nonetheless .

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TheUnhinged
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:28 pm
Posts: 245
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 pm 
 

Man, that sucks. He used to handle a shit ton of my reports, and he was always pretty quick on his responses. He was definitely efficient. Godspeed to him, and best wishes to his family as well.

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darkeningday
xXdArKenIngDayXx

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:20 pm
Posts: 4516
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:41 pm 
 

I just can't believe it. I don't even know what to say. I don't see me leaving the denial stage anytime soon.

We used to speak almost daily for a few months. Had always planned to revive that communication, now all I can do is wallow in regret for never actually doing it.

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Fromage_Qui_Pue
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:32 pm
Posts: 229
Location: Marseille
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:02 pm 
 

Really sad, RIP and condolences to his relatives.

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stainedclass2112
Veteran

Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:36 pm
Posts: 2517
Location: Bucketheadland
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:03 pm 
 

That's really, really sad. His recommendations and reviews helped me get into what would become some of my favorite metal albums and bands. I remember when I first signed up here, I thought he was going to be one of the people that would deter me from ever coming back, but in no time I found myself looking up to him for how he held himself and his opinions, his writing, and even his sense of humor. I didn't know him on a friendly basis, but he was one of the mods I always looked up to the most. I always thought he was great. A heartfelt thank you to him for everything he stood for and contributed! Prayers go out to the staff here as well as to his family!

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AddWittyUsername
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:40 pm
Posts: 65
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm 
 

Fuck. I haven't been actively editing recently, but I always figured that when I eventually found the time again, Diamhea would still be there to fix the things I don't have the permissions for, verify whether anything re:formatting and standards had changed during my absence and give his stance on cases I wasn't sure about how to fix, and chat a bit while we were both editing.

Never expected him to be just, wham, gone.

May he rest in peace.

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Oxenkiller
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
Posts: 2068
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:33 pm 
 

I had hoped that was an april fools joke, I really really did.

His work on this site, his knowledge and dedication to metal, were amazing. He was always professional and cool with the other users, and for that reason was universally admired and respected on the forums. Not to mention his work behind the scenes.

This really bums me out. I use this website a lot as a resource, and to go on here and chat with other fans, and it was people like him who really kept it running- he was always one of the best in my opinion.

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MRmehman
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:34 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Painted World of Ariamis
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:59 pm 
 

Thanks for everything man. You fixed my awful grammar and corrected the dumb errors in my updates. MA isn't going to be the same place without you.

Spinning Overkill first thing in the morning.

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ThePoop
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:38 pm
Posts: 891
Location: New Hampshire, United States
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:17 pm 
 

I’ve been lurking looooong before I made this account. I remember Diamhea’s presence from first coming to this site so long ago. My respects go out to him and my thanks for all he has done to make this community what it is.

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Mysticaloldbard
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm
Posts: 1614
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:06 am 
 

Shocked, to say the least. You'd be hard-pressed to visit the Archives and not encounter one of Diamhea's posts or reviews. I don't think we ever had any exchanges here on the forums, but I'll still miss his presence. Don't take your fellow posters for granted!

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Bloodstone
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:48 am
Posts: 456
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:14 am 
 

Hard working M-A contributor and I always liked his reviews and posts. Awful to see him leave so soon.

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Metal_Guderian
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Posts: 22
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:53 am 
 

I just read BastardHead's review of Overkill, being a big fan of Overkill myself, and was a little stunned by the news; Diamhea handled my reviews, and I was thankful, but never expressed that thanks - Much respect to Diamhea.

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WR95
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:00 pm
Posts: 35
Location: Paraguay
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 am 
 

I use my account since 2016, and this is the first time I see such bad news. Rest in peace Diamhea.

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gasmask_colostomy
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 5:38 am
Posts: 184
Location: Behind the wall of fire
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:09 am 
 

We are always a brotherhood in black, but now we mourn as well. The clamour of his deeds has ended, but their echoes will never fade.

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Red_Death
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:51 pm
Posts: 621
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:35 am 
 

Really terrible news. I hope friends and family weather the loss without terrible pain.

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autothrall
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:05 am
Posts: 248
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:58 am 
 

Sad to hear about this. Vale, Diamhea, thanks for all the work you put in here.

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Jophelerx
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:22 pm
Posts: 1238
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:07 am 
 

Fuck, man. Saw this yesterday morning and I've been trying not to dwell on it too much since then. I hadn't talked to him in a bit but we were pretty tight around 2014-2016. One of the chilliest, most down-to-earth dudes I've ever talked to, and I always felt really comfortable talking about anything with him. This is still hitting me really hard. I'm gonna blast some Overkill, Grave Digger, and melodeath this weekend in his memory. It's going to be so surreal coming here without him being around. RIP man, you were one of a kind and I know we'll never see your like again. :(

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raspberrysoda
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:51 pm
Posts: 764
Location: Edgystan
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 am 
 

well fuck... he was a cool guy. had some killer music and helped me a lot with my early reviews.

rip.

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SF01
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:30 pm
Posts: 59
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:15 pm 
 

Well, I was definitely a thorn in his side, but I must admit he always provided my reports with comprehensive answers. Let's keep this database up and running in his honour.

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Juno_A
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:39 am
Posts: 13
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:24 pm 
 

Logged in for the first time in years just to say "Rest in Peace." Didn't know him personally, as I'm not active on this site much anymore, but I do remember seeing his name often on the forums. It's never easy to lose someone you know personally, and though I didn't know him like that, my sympathies still go out to those that did.

R. I. P. Diamhea

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PhilosophicalFrog
The Hypercube

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 pm
Posts: 7573
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:33 pm 
 

Damn shame, and especially tragic for the age. RIP, sympathies to the remaining family and friends.

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