Ex-Volumes Guitarist Diego Farias Has Died

He had just left the California metal outfit last week
Ex-Volumes Guitarist Diego Farias Has Died
Diego Farias — a musician and producer known best as a guitarist and co-founder of California metal outfit Volumes — has died. Farias's brother and onetime bandmate, Gus, confirmed Diego's passing on Twitter. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but Farias was reportedly 27.

"RIP TO MY BROTHER DIEGO I LOVE YOU I CANT BELIEVE IM TYPING THIS," Gus wrote on Twitter. "WE TOURED THE WORLD TOGETHER WE LIVED THE DREAM TOGETHER I LOVE YOU DIEGO. REST IN PARADISE LITTLE BROTHER YOU NOW LIVE THRU ME."

News of Farias's death comes one week after he announced his departure from Volumes. On January 29, the muscian wrote on Twitter that he was "no longer performing or writing with the guys."

The following day (January 30), Volumes confirmed that Farias's departure was a choice of his own.

"Over the past few years, we have seen him grow in his career as a producer, and as a result, he lost the desire to tour with the band and then subsequently couldn't further commit to the overall writing process with the group," they wrote in a statement. "We wish nothing but the best of luck for Diego and know that he is on the fast track of becoming one of the most successful producers in the game."

Farias's work as a composer, engineer and producer extended beyond Volumes to include credits with Stray from the Path, Animals as Leaders, Structures, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya and 88Rising. Late last December, he had also teased forthcoming work with rapper Smokepurpp on Twitter.

Farias also engineered Juan Gabriel's 2015 album Los Duo 2, which netted him Latin Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Find tributes from Farias's friends collaborators below.