Sadly, Piledriver founder / mastermind Gord Kirchin, a legend on the Canadian metallic scene, handed away earlier at the moment, September 22, 2022, a day shy of his 61st birthday.
Annick Giroux – who serves because the editor of Morbid Tales fanzine, in addition to the vocalist for Cauchemar – shared the tragic information, together with the next picture:
GORD “Piledriver” KIRCHIN
September 23, 1961 – September 22, 2022
“I’ve some unhappy information for you guys… Our beloved Gord ‘Piledriver’ Kirchin has handed away at the moment. I’m so coronary heart damaged. I had the consideration of realizing him for a very long time; booked Piledriver just a few occasions, designed some merch for him and even did the reissue of Metal Inquisition. I received to know him nicely and he was such a sweetheart. He was an incredible musician, and was nicely liked by his spouse, household and pals. Gord, you can be missed a lot… fuck. I want I might have mentioned goodbye. It really hurts…
Please, everybody, spin Metal Inquisition, mild one up in his honor, and have fun our pricey good friend Gord!”
Earlier this month, simply previous to the Labour Day lengthy weekend, Piledriver founder / mastermind Gord Kirchin posted what appeared like a reassuring replace:
“Milestone day!!!! Last spherical of chemo!!!
It’s been a brutal chemical battle, chemo reeeeally sucks, however we close to the tip of the struggle! Three weeks of horrid yuck from its uncomfortable side effects, then in six weeks we scan to see if we received all of it. I’m not with out my battle scars to hold for the remainder of my days; extreme scarring within the lungs from the preliminary an infection on high of the scarring from radiation, and it severely lowering my oxygen uptake leaving me gasping after even mild exertion, and the radiation harm to my esophagus, windpipe and throat presumably ending my stay singing profession… so… gonna need to shift gears and goal. Anyone want mixing / mastering / turd sharpening carried out? I’m your old fashioned man!
But… and… additionally…
The crux of the biscuit is I’m alive! I’m nonetheless right here! I’m vertical and cellular! I nonetheless received me some nice dwelling to do! Let’s get previous the subsequent 8-10 weeks of restoration and get again to dwelling!!!
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck most cancers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heartfelt thanks and profound appreciation to and for my lots of of supporters on this battle, you made it simpler to maintain my spirits up and constructive and absolutely aided conquest in my battle! Thank you!!! I really like you all!”
“If you ain’t a metal head, then you might as well be dead”, proclaimed Canuck thrashers Piledriver in 1984 once they launched their legendary debut, Metal Inquisition. In late 2021, Shadow Kingdom Records made the album obtainable once more as a digital obtain, cassette, CD, numerous vinyl variations, together with new attire.
Order the album right here.
Metal Inquisition tracklisting:
“Sex With Satan”
“Sodomize The Dead”
“Alien Rape” (Live in Toronto)
“Metal Inquisition” (Live in Toronto)
“Sex With Satan” (Live in Toronto)