The Bangkok Post reports that Surrender of Divinity vocalist, Samong Traisattha, was murdered last Wednesday, January 8. He was 36 years old. He was murdered by a supposed fan of his music.
Traisattha's widow, Jaruvan Surapol says the fan, Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn (pictured), came to their house last Wednesday to do some t-shirt screen printing. Jaruvan went to put their child to sleep and when she returned she found her husband lying in a pool of blood.
There was drinking and police believe that an arguement ensued which resulted in the murder. The hunt was on for Prakan, when on Friday, the Facebook page for Maleficent Meditation began taking credit for the murder. Officials believe this is Prakarn, who posted incredibly gruesome photos of the murder (NSFW, and NSFLife)
As for his reasoning, he claims he is a Satanist through and through:
"I have intended to end my life since I was 25. Because I'll die eventually, I want to drag down those who tarnish Satanism with me. But I refrained from killing women and children," he wrote.
"In my view, I have more respect for devoted Buddhists, Christians and Muslims than those who call themselves Satanists without knowing anything about it," he wrote. "If I did not kill him, I'm sure he would be murdered by someone else later."
He later added this was not a John Lennon-esque situation with a fan murdering his idol, as he was not a fan of Surrender of Divinity. He mentioned he ignored the singer's pleas for mercy and stabbed him 30 times, and that people who do not have faith in Satan should not call themselves Satanists. He concluded that he hoped to be with Satan after he died.
Needless to say this guy is a loon, and incredibly dangerous. Police are still on the hunt for him.