R.I.P. PAT MASON, 1986 – 2007



Pat Mason, bassist for Arsonists Get All the Girls, has passed away. He had literally just turned 21 years old. A posting on the band’s MySpace page reads as follows:

“We can’t describe the pain and sorrow that we all are feeling right now. Last night/early this morning our bassist, Pat Mason, passed away. Pat was an amazing person and brother to all of us. It was his 21st birthday and we all got to see him at band practice. He then proceeded to go out to the bars. He went to sleep at a friend’s house. We don’t know the full details but when friends tried to wake him up this morning he didn’t wake up. We could never trade him for the world and could never replace him. We will always love him and will always be in our hearts. We are going to continue with the band cause that is what Pat would have wanted. There will be a donation account set up soon for his family and possibly a local benefit show as well. Thanks for everyone for the support that the band has since the beginning. We love you all and Pat loves you all as well.”

This is truly, truly devastating news. We didn’t know Pat personally, but you’ll recall that AGATG did the “Song to Get Stoned To” column for us a few weeks back, and not only did they seem like great guys, but their most recent album, The Game of Life, is pretty fantastic. There are really no words for how much this saddens all of us here at MetalSucks.

More news will be forthcoming. In the meantime, here’s Aronists Get All the Girls’ video for “Shoeshine for Neptune.” Pat, wherever you are – this one’s for you, dude.

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-Everyone at MetalSucks

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