It is with much sorrow that I announce that Miika Tenkula, the lead guitarist and composer of Finnish metal band Sentenced was found dead earlier this morning at his home.

He was one of the finest guitarists, not only in Finland, but in the whole metal world, and he is a great loss for the metal community.


R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
How did he die?
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You're losing interest because you're simply not gay enough. Which leads me to believe you aren't cut out for metal.
For the moment, information regarding the cause of his death is not open to the public, it seems there will be more detail in a couple of days.
Didn't care for the band but that's a bummer, especially at 35.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Damn, that's a shame

I used to really like Sentenced when I wasn't very much into metal

I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.

Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

Wow, I just bought The Funeral Album a couple of weeks ago.

Catch me,
heal me,
Lift me back up to the Sun
I choose to live
Only 35? That's horrible. RIP.
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yea man, who ever doesnt like pantera or think they suck doesnt like metal, end of discussion, they changed the freakin world n made history, so don't be sayin they suck, have respect, same goes for machine head n lamb of god cuz their good too
I was about to post this, man, it's horrible news.... R.I.P Miika
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That's probably one of the most insightful things I've ever read in the Pit.
Grats, TS

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Just read about his death a few hours ago... poor Mika. It was young and of course a good guitarist...

Alcohol finally got the better of him. Sad news.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.

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burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
sentenced are my favorite band ( after persuader )
can't beleive a guy who change the face of metal is dead
He did a so much great work , .... why so young ?
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Lol at Bender

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I got to warn you for spam though...

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Nicely put good sir

I witnessed Night Of The Pear 2
That sucks. Now I have to check this band out. I hate when I don't hear of a band until on of the members dies.