We are saddend to inform you that the frontman of Dodecahedron and Nihil died on April 13th, after a battle with cancer. This is the official update from Nihill’s facebook page:
It is with devastating sadness that I share the death of my brother on the left hand path, our singer and black metal icon Michiel Eikenaar.Loved and respected by his peers and the international #blackmetalcommunity. A commanding frontman and fantastic lyricist, a great visual artist, but above all, a big friendly loveable guy. Death comes for all of us. It comes for the strongest, the brightest and the most loved, and Michiel was all of those things and much more.He leaves two small, beautiful children, a sweet and lovely wife, a close family that supported him through these difficult times and an international inner circle of friends and admirers that will miss him every hour of every day.We were working on a fifth album, to be called 'Seven Trumpets Of Doom'. Those recordings will join him in the great beyond. #THE_KVLT_OF_NIHILL // NIHILL will cease to exist today, right now. I will continue as ULVEBLOD. Jelle will continue with Terzij de Horde. Our live aids Michel & Jasper will continue as/with DODECAHEDRON.
Burn a candle, raise the chalice, wield the scythe. Rest in peace my friend.
Agoraphobic News team sends deepest condolences to the familly, loved ones and bandmates of Michiel Eikenaar. As can be seen from the facebook post, Nihil will disband. This is a sad day indeed. Michiel left a huge mark on the black metal scene. He was only 42. He will be missed. Michiel Eikenaar was performing vocal duties on Dodecahedron’ 2012 self-titled album and on their 2nd 2017 studio release – Kwintessens. He was also the front man on Nihill’s 2012 Verdonkermaan album.