Mike Scaccia of Ministry, Revolting Cocks dies of heart attack – RIP

Sad news has reached us from the USA. Last night, Saturday 22nd Dec 2012 whilst Rigor Mortis were on stage in Fort Worth, Texas, founder Mike Scaccia collapsed due to an apparent heart attack. He was taken to hospital but died soon afterwards. He was just 47.

Many will know Scaccia from his work with Ministry, and the Revolting Cocks.

Scaccia appeared on both of Ministry’s “Psalm 69” and “Filth Pig” albums before quittng the band. He reformed Rigor Mortis in 2003 and returned to Ministry around the same time, he had been a member to date; he’d also performed as part of Revolting Cocks in recent years.

 

Scaccia was in the process of writing a new Rigor Mortis album together with Casey Orr, the album was scheduled to be produced by Al Jourgensen and released via his 13th Planet Records label.

Scaccia leaves behind a wife and two children – our deepest condolences go out to his family.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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