Michiel Eikenaar, Vocalist for Dodecahedron and Nihill, Dead at 42
Michiel Eikenaar, vocalist (and frequent graphic artist) for Dodecahedron and Nihill, has died at age 42. The cause of death was an unspecified form of cancer.
Eikenaar’s Nihill bandmate, Vince Koreman, broke the news just before Dodecahedron were scheduled to perform at Roadburn over the weekend. Dodecahedron ultimately opted to play despite Eikenaar’s death as a tribute to their late frontman.
Here’s the statement from Koreman:
“It is with devastating sadness that I share the news of the death of my brother on the left hand path, singer of Nihill and black metal icon Michiel Eikenaar.
“Loved and respected by his peers and the international black metal community. A commanding frontman and fantastic lyricist, a great visual artist, but above all, a big friendly loveable guy. Death comes for all of us. It comes for the strongest, the brightest and the most loved, and Michiel was all of those things and much more.
“He leaves two small, beautiful children, a sweet and lovely wife, a close family that supported him through these difficult times and an international inner circle of friends and admirers that will miss him every hour of every day.
“We were working on a fifth album, to be called ‘Seven Trumpets Of Doom’. Those recordings will join him in the great beyond. The band Nihill will cease to exist today, right now. I will continue as Ulveblod. Jelle will continue with Terzij de Horde. Our live aids Michel & Jasper will continue as/with Dodecahedron.
“Burn a candle, raise the chalice, wield the scythe. Rest in peace my friend.
Our thoughts are with Michiel’s loved ones during this difficult time. He will be missed.