Former Spirit Caravan Bassist Dave Sherman Dead at 55


Former Spirit Caravan and The Obsessed bassist Dave Sherman has died at the age of 55, according to a post on Spirit Caravan’s Facebook page.


Spirit Caravan singer Scott “Wino” Weinrich paid tribute to Sherman, who also performed with Wino and The Obsessed in 2016, on his Instagram:

“R.I.P DAVE SHERMAN. He was a great person with a big heart. I am grateful for the time we shared and the music we created. We are stunned and saddened beyond belief. He will be sorely missed.”

Sherman was a founding member of Spirit Caravan alongside Wino, originally forming the band in 1995 under the name Shine. The band changed their name to Spirit Caravan in 1997 and stayed together until 2002. They reformed in 2013 until 2016, when Wino announced that the members of Spirit Caravan would join The Obsessed and the band would play both The Obsessed and Spirit Caravan’s music under the former’s name. Sherman left The Obsessed later that year after recording bass on 2017’s Sacred.

In addition to those two bands, Sherman played with Earthride, King Valley, Wretched, Weed is Weed and Galactic Cross. In a 2016 interview with Outlaws of the Sun, Sherman reflected on his time in the doom scene:

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers, but I have done a lot of work to get this far. the The war is never over and you have to keep battling on. It never becomes boring because there are new songs to be written and new riffs to come up with. It is an endless journey. No, I don’t feel pressure anymore because, like a fine wine you only improve with age.”

Most recently, Sherman sang and performed vocals on Galactic Cross‘ debut, self-titled album. MetalSucks sends our condolences to Sherman’s family, friends and fans.

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