Last night, while on his way home from seeing Mastodon at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, Texas, death metal drummer Duane Timlin was involved in a perilous car accident that sent the former Dying Fetus member through the windshield.
He was riding in the passenger seat when the car hit a wet spot, lost control, and flipped three times, leaving Timlin with a fractured orbital wall in his left eye, a large gash on his forehead, and multiple bruises.
It could have been worse. “The good news is I survived,” he wrote on his facebook page today. “I'm walking, hands and legs are all good so I will be back to fight another day! I've worked to damn hard to lose it all. Drums are my life and I appreciate them even more now since I'm in good shape on account of them!”
Timlin is currently working on a new project called Narcotic Wasteland featuring Nile guitarist Dallas Toler Wade.