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Ohio Black Metal Bassist Suspected In Murder-Suicide

He and his girlfriend are dead and survived by their 9-year-old son

He and his girlfriend are dead and survived by their 9-year-old son

The bassist of Ohio black metal band Satanicon is suspected of killing himself and his girlfriend. The Sandusky Register is reporting Raphael Greaves, 36, and Angela Tierney, 31, were both found dead in their home on early Sunday morning and the cops believe Greaves is responsible for the murder-suicide.

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Angela Tierney called the cops late Saturday night claiming her boyfriend was drunk and abusive, saying Hello, my boyfriend just [expletive] threw me up against the wall by my (inaudible). He's coming at me right now." She added: "I didn't do anything. Drunk and goes ballistic, as always. Every [expletive] weekend I have to deal with this." The phone then went dead.

Tierney's body was found in front of a residence at 2128 Fallen Timber Drive, according to a report. His body was found at the address where the call came from, 2134 Fallen Timber Drive. "She was deceased in the house next door. He was deceased in the doorway of their home with the gun next to him," said assistant police chief Phil Frost.

Greaves, a.k.a. Grave Desecrator, was a proud Satanist and weapon owner displaying such wonderful artifacts on his Facebook page:

I carry a knife on me at all times just in case anyone tries anything with me. HAIL SATAN!!!!

Posted by Raphael Greaves on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Check out a couple of my toys. Both are old 44 calibers

Posted by Raphael Greaves on Sunday, February 14, 2016

For what it's worth, his bandmate, Joe Aufricht, thinks it was the alcohol that drove him to commit this heinous act and not his appreciation for Satanism.
Friends painted Greaves as a kind man who let alcohol and mental instability get the best of him:

"This sounds surreal to say about a Satanist, but he was Christlike," said Binette, who is Catholic. "The guy would give you the shirt off his back if he believed you really needed it. He showed up for Christmas, all the religious holidays."

Binette said Greaves had anger and depression issues, which came out when Greaves was drinking.

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"He had some anger issues when he drank, but I never thought anything so strenuous would happen when he's drinking," he said.

The true tragedy of this, is not only is an innocent woman dead but they both leave behind a nine-year-old son who is now orphaned. Satanicon's Facebook page has yet to be updated this year.


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