Public Memorial Announced For LETHAL Guitarist

A public memorial service for Eric Cook, guitarist for the legendary power/progressive metal band LETHAL, will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at American Legion Riders Boone Post 4 in Florence, Kentucky.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Eric Cook, guitarist for the legendary power/progressive metal band LETHAL, has lost his battle with cancer.

The Kentucky-based LETHAL was founded by Tom Mallicoat and the Cook brothers, Eric and Glen. In 1990, after the arrival of drummer Jerry Hartmann, Metal Blade Records released their debut album, “Programmed”, which was instantly proclaimed a progressive/power metal classic the world over.

In 1994, LETHAL independently released “Your Favorite God”, a five-song EP (featuring new guitarist David McElfresh) which immediately sold out. “Your Favorite God” showed LETHAL going in a heavier direction, with such outstanding songs as “Waiting On The Kill” and “Hard To Breathe”.

LETHAL‘s last release, the album “Poison Seed” (1995), set new standards for progressive metal bands with its sheer musical brilliance, which featured “Down”, “Walking Wounded”, and the title track.

LETHAL played its first show in ten years at the Chicago Powerfest in 2007 and also performed at Keep It True and Bang Your Head!!! festivals that same year, as well as at Headbangers Open Air in 2008.

 

Video below: LETHAL performing live at Headbangers Open Air festival on July 25, 2008

 

Video below: LETHAL performing live at Keep It True festival in 2007

 

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