There will always be arguments over whether certain performers are “authentic” and “real,” terms that can only be identified in the eyes and ears of the beholder. Having a guy murdered for allegedly being a poseur is taking things a little too far.
Samong Taisattha was the singer in Surrender the Divinity, a Thai black metal band. They looked like this.
Last Wednesday (January 8), Samong was allegedly murdered by a fan named Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn after some kind of argument. When Samong’s wife went to check on what was going, she found him lying in a pool of blood with at least 30 stab wounds to his body.
Prakarn then posted some photos of the murder on Facebook which have since been taken down–but not before receiving 450 “likes.” Metal Injection posts this quote from Prakarn.
The guy is still on the loose. Thai police are looking for him. Many more details at The Bangkok Post.