Very sad news to report today, Lord Mantis and Indian drummer Bill Bumgardner has passed away, and based on obituaries being posted by friends, it seems he took his own life.
Bill was a founding member of Lord Mantis and played with Indian until they broke up in 2015, when Indian vocalist Dylan O’Toole then joined Lord Mantis. Bill was also played on the Burning Churches Defecation of the Tabernacle EP last year. News of the suicide was posted all over social media.
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