Bill Bumgardner, drummer for Lord Mantis and Indian has passed away. He was just 35 years old. Further details are pending and the cause of the death is unconfirmed at this time.
Bill was a founding member of Lord Mantis and played with Indian until they broke up in 2015. His powerhouse drumming was a staple of those bands, often drawing accolades for his live playing. Bill also played on the Burning Churches Defecation of the Tabernacle EP last year.
Lord Mantis posted this notice earlier today on Facebook:
Abigail Williams frontman Ken Sorceron was one of the first of his peers to share the news:
Ghost Cult sends our deepest sympathies to Bill’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.