R.I.P. Elf Power Drummer Aaron Wegelin

R.I.P. Elf Power Drummer Aaron Wegelin
Elephant 6 heroes Elf Power have sadly announced that the band's former drummer Aaron Wegelin has died. While the exact details surrounding his death are unclear, Elf Power revealed the drummer's passing late last night (February 2).

Wegelin played on multiple early Elf Power albums, from 1996 to 2004. This includes such beloved records as When the Red King Comes, The Winter Is Coming and Creatures. As Elf Power explained, following Wegelin's time in the band, he went on to pursue a career as a chef.

Down below, you will find Elf Power's full message and post.

We are very sad to say goodbye to our friend and bandmate Aaron Wegelin. Aaron toured the world with Elf Power and played on 5 of our early albums from 1996-2004. He later moved to Los Angeles and was a chef for many years. He was a master chef, specializing in Asian cuisine, and cooked some of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten.

He recently had moved back to Athens and we had the chance to collaborate musically one last time to finish a long abandoned song that we started recording in 1997, with all of the bandmembers from that era adding overdubs and finishing the song. We'll be using it as a bonus track for an upcoming vinyl reissue of one of our old albums. It was really nice to be able to reconnect musically again.

Aaron's drumming on the records and live was tasteful and nuanced; he knew when to hold back and tap along lightly and when to ferociously beat the shit out of the drums, often in the same song! I'll miss his giggly laugh when he would get excited, his delicious meals, and his generous and kind spirit. We love you and miss you old friend.


We are very sad to say goodbye to our friend and bandmate Aaron Wegelin. Aaron toured the world with Elf Power and...

Posted by Elf Power on Tuesday, 2 February 2021