Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze has passed away at the age of 42 due to unknown circumstances. LaCaze died in Louisiana yesterday, but other details of the rockstar's death are uncertain. Frontman Randy Blythe confirmed the news on his Instagram, where he posted a picture of the drummer with the caption, "Rest in peace, Joey Lacaze, drummer of Eyehategod, who died this afternoon down in Louisiana. Joey posted this picture (probably from '94 or '95) a few months ago – Eyehategod used to stay with me when they were in RVA – they were amazing to watch, & will always be one of my favorite bands of all time – we became friends & I would always throw it down for them when they came to stay... He was a funny, funny, man & I'm so sorry he's gone. I hope you are at peace, bro."
LaCaze was a founding member of Eyehategod and had been with the band for 25 years. The guys had just finished a six week tour through Europe and were scheduled to play three shows in September, as well as make an appearance at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Texas.
Currently, there is no word on the cause of death, nor any official statement from the band. Our thoughts go out to Joe’s family, friends and bandmates.