Published May 01, 2014Joe Young, founding guitarist for Charlotte, NC punk veterans Antiseen, has died. A cause of death has not yet been delivered, but his passing was confirmed yesterday (April 30) by bandmate and vocalist Jeff Clayton. Young was 54 years old.
The singer left a simple message on Facebook about his bandmate's passing, which reads: "RIP dear friend. See you on the other side."
He added that a memorial service for the punk musician will be held May 18 at Charlotte's Tremont Music Hall, and that a PayPal account ([email protected]) has been set up to contribute donations to Young's family.
Antiseen formed in North Carolina in 1983, amassing a monstrous catalogue of studio albums, concert records and innumerable singles filled with menacing, often Stooges-inspired styled songs. In addition to their own releases, they collaborated with GG Allin for 1991's Murder Junkies and worked with labels like Sub Pop, Man's Ruin and TKO.
In 2013, TKO issued a joint single between Antiseen and the Meatmen that found the punk vets covering the Sex Pistols and GG Allin. Antiseen also released a split with Nunslaughter in 2013 via Hell's Headbangers.
The Meatmen also shared this tribute on Facebook:
To say this guy created a signature sound 30 years ago would be an understatement. That signature buzz saw wall of grind trademark axe will forever be etched in the cranium of anyone who was a fan of Antiseen's countless platters and live shows. Jeff Clayton has lost his partner in slime and the scum punk world is a lesser place for his passing. Satanspeed To the Mighty One.