It has now been confirmed that former Nothingface singer Matt Holt has passed away at the age of 39. His family shared this message online: “Matt Holt, former singer of Nothingface, passed away at home in Maryland on April 15. He had been battling a degenerative illness for several years. He is survived by his parents and his younger brother. While he had not been active musically in recent years, Holt, who toured the world several times over with his band in the early ’00s, is remembered as being an unparalleled talent and as one of most skilled vocalists of his generation, thanks to his incredibly impressive range, which shifted from terrifically brutal to beautifully melodic.”
Nothingface released five studio albums, including 2000’s “Violence” and 2003’s “Skeletons”, before splitting up in 2004, and then completely disbanding in 2009. During their time together as a band, their energetic material and live shows got them on several massive tours, including Pantera‘s “Real Steel” tour in 2001, and Ozzfest in 2003. Even though they couldn’t make it work after 2009, they definitely left their mark on the scene, and our thoughts go out to Matt’s family and friends during this difficult time.