R.I.P. Bret Hoffman

Malevolent Creation vocalist dead

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Florida death metal legend Bret Hoffman has died aged 51.

The original vocalist for pioneering death metal band Malevolent Creation, Hoffman spent three periods fronting the band between 1987 and 2016, performing on eight of the band’s albums. He later formed Fire For Effect with members of Malevolent Creation, Pestilence and Suffocation.

Hoffman succumbed to bowel cancer on July 7.