In a statement made through the label's official website, it was revealed that P. Trash will also cease operation after completing all open business.
The message from P. Trash reads as follows:
Dear P. Trash family,
Dismayed and with great sadness we have to inform you that Peter of P. Trash Records died last Tuesday, 16th of January 2018, from his injuries following a tragic car accident. With Peter, the record label also died. There will be no more releases on P. Trash.
Our children, parents, friends and me, we are deeply shocked and devastated and we can't believe it.
Please understand that I need some time for us at the moment. I will try to work off all open business as soon as possible. I know you understand!
Despite being based across the ocean, P. Trash had a hand in releasing and distributing work from a number of Canadian punk outfits, including Steve Adamyk, Needles//Pins, Feral Trash, Wrong Hole, Big Dick and Average Times.
Reaction to Eichhorn's passing can be found below.
Incredibly sad news...P Trash did so much for so many bands and people. Condolences to Peter's friends and family. https://t.co/ElLEr0E3rn— Debt Offensive Recs. (@DebtOffensive) January 19, 2018
The world lost a true rocker today. A guy who really helped Canadian punk get out to other places. I was so honoured when he released a version of Shamebirds. RIP Peter PTrash. Thanks for everything, from all of us. pic.twitter.com/NiZQ1dbUUS— Needles//Pins (@needlesxpins_) January 19, 2018
Woke up to the sad news Peter from P Trash passed away. P Trash released so many of my friends' records & did so much for canadian/all music. My heart goes out to his family & friends.— Tough Age (@toughage) January 19, 2018
Just learned that Peter from P.Trash records passed away suddenly in a tragic car accident. A huge loss for the underground music scene. P.Trash has released so many incredible records over the years. Very Sad.— RnRManifesto (@RnRManifesto) January 19, 2018
RIP Peter Eichhorn of Germany's P.Trash Records. Your heavy investment in Canada's music scene won't be forgotten. We'll miss you.— Steve Adamyk (@Adamyk) January 19, 2018
Peter's efforts are not in vein. Hard work goes unrewarded, but fuck that - we're not letting that happen. P.Trash won't be forgotten.— Steve Adamyk (@Adamyk) January 19, 2018