Sad News

The very sad news reached me yesterday of the untimely death of Kelv Hellrazer, a friend and member of the Rockposer Dot Com! team.

I first met Kelv, like so many of us did, at the mecca that was Shades Records in London, a regular haunt of music fans and musicians alike. Kelv was instrumental in helping launch and grow the careers of various bands, and was well known for his Metal Forces and Kerrang writing.

Kelv was also, with his good friend and business partner Paul Mitch Rudland, responsible for some superb album releases on their AOR Blvd label and also very kindly supported my Fibrofest festival through sponsorship.

I was delighted when Kelv accepted my offer to join the small team at Rockposer Dot Com!, not only to review, but to give me the inside track on various bands etc in the hard rock scene.

A passionate music fan, witty, larger than life, who will leave a huge hole in the music scene.

My thoughts and those of the rest of the team go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Dan Mann