drummer Joey LaCaze
died on Friday aged just 42 after a battle with cancer, according to reports.The band which was a central figure in the sludge core movement recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a tour across Europe.Paying tribute to the band, Lamb of God
vocalist Randy Blythe
posted a tribute to his old friend with an image on his Instagram
account."Joey posted this picture (probably from '94 or '95) a few months ago,"
writes Blythe. "They were amazing to watch, and will always be one of my favorite bands of all time."We became friends and I would always throw it down for them when they came to stay. Joey is all the way to the left in the picture ... He was a funny, funny, man and I'm so sorry he's gone. I hope you are at peace, bro."
Eyehategod were reportedly writing new music, but there's no sign of if or when it will be released. Joey is survived by his wife and child.Are you a fan of this influential band, or even Joey himself? Pay tribute to the man in the comments.