Scott Koenig, Manager of Fear Factory, etc., Has Passed Away
Artist manager Scott Koenig has passed away. Several tributes posted on social media from his clients and friends indicate that the cause of death was Covid-19.
Koenig was highly regarded throughout the industry as a caring and fun person. Over the years he worked with Fear Factory, Divine Heresy, Biohazard, Spineshank, Chimaira, Daath, Sworn Enemy, The Agonist, Prong, Devil You Know, Madball and many more, according to his credits on Discogs.
Scott was a native of Staten Island, NY and spent the early part of his career in New York before moving to the Los Angeles area. During his time at Def Jam Records he is credited with introducing producer Rick Rubin to Slayer and Trouble. As an artist manager, most recently for his own company King Artist Management, he is widely considered to be an integral part of Fear Factory’s success.
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares shared the news on Twitter, saying:
R.I.P. Scott Koenig he’s my brother, my best friend and my manager since late 1995. Without him I wouldn’t of had a musical career, thanx for the influences, inspiration and sharing your knowledge with me. I love you and I’ll truly miss u.
Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta also paid tribute:
“My condolences to all who loved Scott Koenig. He changed the game w/ all his bands & was always kind & generous w/ his time when we were just coming up. Rest In Peace.”
R.I.P. Scott. On behalf of MetalSucks, we wish his family and friends all the best during this difficult time.