Josh Martin, the guitarist of grindcore band, died at the age of 45 after a fall from an escalator in a Rhode Island shopping mall on Monday, May 30, 2018.
Josh Martin, the guitarist of grindcore band, died at the age of 45 after a fall from an escalator in a Rhode Island shopping mall on Monday.
Martin, the old guitarist from Newton, Mass., grindcore band Anal C— was allegedly “clowning around, and drive on the track of the escalator” on the Providence Place mall on Monday night, WPRI reported.
A witness told the police that he saw Martin as “he reached the downward slope of the railing, fell backward off the rail and hit his head on a table in the food court.”
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“It is a pretty big decline,” the Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin said. “Anyone who has been to the Providence Place mall in the food court, you see the two escalators up to the cinema and Dave & Buster’s, you know how high that is.”
The police said that they are investigating the incident and there was no indication he jumped or was pushed from the escalator.
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Martin joined the band in 1996 and jammed with them until 2001, Pitchfork reported. He reunited with the band in 2006 to Seth Putnam, the group’s frontman, died in 2011. He also played with other musical acts including Impaled Northern Moonforest, and Failure Clinic.
Grindcore is described as a mix of thrash metal and hardcore punk.