Ex-Volumes Guitarist Diego Farias Has Died
He had just left the California metal outfit last week
"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.
RIP TO MY BROTHER DIEGO I LOVE YOU I CANT BELIEVE IM TYPING THIS.— RIP DIEGO I LOVE U LIL BRO (@RealYungYogi) February 6, 2020
WE TOURED THE WORLD TOGETHER WE LIVED THE DREAM TOGETHER I LOVE YOU DIEGO. REST IN PARADISE LITTLE BROTHER YOU NOW LIVE THRU ME. ❤️— RIP DIEGO I LOVE U LIL BRO (@RealYungYogi) February 6, 2020
Rest In Peace, Diego. One of the best dudes I met in my years of touring. Always welcomed me with open arms everywhere. Love you brother. You'll be missed heavily.— 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐎 (@JaydenPanesso) February 6, 2020
My condolences to the Farias, and the Volumes family.
RIP Diego. Thankful for the time we spent together. Always so encouraging and kind. Heartbroken. All my love goes out to Volumes and Farias families ♥️ pic.twitter.com/ILaPoYtvo4— Josh Manuel (@JoshManuel) February 6, 2020
RIP Diego Farias- a very talented guy gone way before his time.— Spencer Charnas (@SpencerICE9K) February 6, 2020