DYING FETUS Scatter Departed Fan’s Ashes on Stage

Dying Fetus reportedly scattered the ashes of a fan named Nick on stage last night in Illinois.

I like heavy metal music. I would bet four dollars and seventy-five cents that YOU like heavy metal music too. Do you like heavy metal music enough to ask your favorite heavy metal band to scatter your ashes on stage as your final physical demand on this planet? Probs not. A recently departed man from Illinois named Nick was and is a far bigger fan of heavy metal than you and I.

Dying Fetus

Damn. I admire Nick’s devotion to the music he loved, and I really admire Dying Fetus’ dedication to their fans.

Dying Fetus is currently on the Metal Alliance Tour with The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, and Black Crown Initiate. Catch them at a venue near you.

Metal Alliance Tour
4/29/2016 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
4/30/2016 Lowell, MA Mill City Ballroom
5/1/2016 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
5/2/2016 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
5/3/2016 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
5/4/2016 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
5/5/2016 Winnipeg, MB Park Theater
5/6/2016 Saskatoon, SK TBA
5/8/2016 Edmonton, AB Shredmonton Festival
5/10/2016 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
5/11/2016 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
5/12/2016 Petaluma, CA Pheonix Theater
5/13/2016 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
5/14/2016 Hollywood, CA Whisky
5/15/2016 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
5/17/2016 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
5/18/2016 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
5/20/2016 Ft Worth, TX Rail Club
5/21/2016 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
5/23/2016 New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
5/25/2016 Tampa, FL Orpheum
5/26/2016 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
5/27/2016 Knoxville, TN The International
5/28/2016 Dayton, OH Oddbody’s
5/29/2016 Greensboro, NC Arizona Pete’s

Is there a band would YOU want to scatter your remains? Let me know below.


(h/t Son ov Wolf)

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Published on: May 4, 2016

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  • Joaquin Stick

    Ha, I have been to that venue. Rad. Next time I go back I’ll have to remember that I am moshing with a dead dude.

  • Maik Beninton™
    • Nick was a good metal-head, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved metal, and dying, and as a metal-head he explored the trenches of the Void from Hell to the Abyss and up Satan’s butt. He died, he died as so many young men of his generation, before his time. In your wisdom Satan you took him. As you took so many bright, metal enthused young men, at Bestial War of 1666, at Mosh Pit Sewer and Beer Hill 666. These young men gave their dongs. And so did Nick too. Nick who loved Metal. And so, Nick, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the busom of the sticky floors of the mosh pit, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.

      • Maik Beninton™

        *Metal tears streams down my face.

      • Dubs
      • Super Nintendo Chalmers

        This is the greatest discussion comment so far on ToH.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m shedding a single manly tear right now.

      • A.P.

        I’m sending you a check to write my eulogy. This was fucking beautiful.

  • Dubs

    I’ve already made it clear to my wife that I expect my ashes to be interred within a Lucky Cat.

  • I want to be launched into the sun

    • I want to launch you into the sun too.

      • Dubs

        I’m booking a Space X rocket as we speak.

        • The sooner the better

        • Spear

          I’ve got a friend who works there. Maybe they’ll give us a discount.

    • Super Nintendo Chalmers

      I’m going to mix your ashes into Albus’ litter box.

    • Not into a dragon’s butt?

    • If only I could be so grossly incandescent

    • You mean into the Sunn O)))

      • Eliza

        He would burn slooooooooooooowly.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      For a minute I thought you would want your ashes put into chili specifically made for Dubs so that you could cause him butthurt one last time.

      • JJD pls!

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          It’s a good way to go our though.

      • Möthër Shäbübü

        There’s no way JJD said this.

        *looks again*

        Hmm…one more time

        *looks*

        And people wonder why I suspect it’s a troll persona account.

  • A.P.

    Dying Fetus was one of my very first beloved death metal bands and I’m proud to know they were willing to do something like this (that I feel like would make a lot of people/bands uncomfortable for fairly obvious reasons) to honor a fan that clearly really loved their music. RIP Nick, I bet you were a rad fucking guy if these were among your final wishes. I’ll be playing Killing on Adrenaline in full today to honor this event.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Feed my carcass to the crows and give my Venom albums to JAG.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    If I had to pick what I wanted done with my ashes I’d want my ashes to be sprinkled into a record press and have my ashes turned into a copy of The Grand Illusion or release my ashes in the year of 2112 outside of SPAC where I saw Rush.

    • Eliza

      I’d rather have my body donated to research.

      • Dubs

        You’re a good lady, Eliza. Some future med students are thanking you. Now you need to develop a weird deformity to make anatomy block more interesting.

        • A.P.

          It would be my first choice, but by a very slim margin I’d prefer my remains to contribute to the arts on some level, thus the mausoleum idea. I would want skilled artisans on the job and ensure that they were compensated very well.

          • Dubs

            Getting plastified so little kids can look at your innards in a museum? Metal.

          • A.P.

            Woah, I think you may have misread my post but that’s such a fucking awesome idea, too. So many options, I might have to take some more time to consider this concept. I haven’t cared much what might happen to my body after death passed simple entertainment of the idea, but I will suggest that maybe I can get the best of both worlds; my mother was an organ donor and her corneas gave two kind women the gift of sight after her death, but we still had the remainder of her corpse cremated once that contribution had been made. As much as I love the idea of donating myself to science, it would make me feel much better ultimately to know that I could potentially improve the lives of some who survived passed me if I could while still having my selfish and personal wishes fulfilled.

          • Dubs

            It’s early.

          • A.P.

            You’re not wrong, but we never really know in this life, man.

          • Vault Dweller

            Yup. I’m only 29, but I’m a registered organ donor. Sometimes I don’t do as many ‘kind human’ things as maybe I should, but I try to be mindful of ways in which I can improve the lives of others without any cost to myself. Next time you have to go to the DMV, maybe go the organ donor route!

          • Dubs

            There’s a little heart icon on my license for this very reason 🙂

          • A.P.

            I’m only 21, which I think Dubs knows, but as I somewhat alluded to, my mother died very young- 41, and had no distinct arrangements, nor will nor anything else, and I’ve also managed to live longer than a number of my friends from my adolescence, unfortunately (I’m from kind of a rough neighborhood), so it’s something that really has to be a consideration for me, not because I expect that my life will be cut short, but as I said- we never know here and that has been made abundantly clear to me. I have a lot of business at the DPS here that I need to take care of and I can promise that I will be making that choice then so that I can rest easy knowing that I could change someone’s life for the better even in my death. That is honestly a very comforting idea for me.

          • so sorry about your mum. i hope you’re doing okay now!

          • A.P.

            It will be 10 years in November, but I’m doing just fine right now. Thank you for the well wishing, for caring- I hope it’s clear that I wasn’t fishing for the sympathy, just trying to drive my point.

          • of course not. most folks are sincere in this Toilet, with the occasional sarcasm. but, you wouldn’t be if there wasn’t a real person underneath that Disqus avatar 🙂

          • Eliza

            That’s wonderful. Like inspiringly so.

          • Guppusmaximus

            I don’t remember if they’ll give out your name or not but
            http://www.premierexhibitions.com/exhibitions/4/4/bodies-exhibition

          • CyberneticOrganism
          • A.P.

            If this is from what I think it is, I always wanted to see this exhibit.

          • The Silent Hill Exhibit?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I saw it in Chicago awhile ago, it was incredible.

          • Waynecro

            I saw it a while back as well. It was the most fun I ever had in a museum without hands-on exhibits and free appetizers.

          • Me too. But, Chávez banned that exposition on our country, so…

        • Super Nintendo Chalmers

          They can have my body. They can study the effects of a diet that consisted 50% of hot wings.

          • more beer

            A diet of 50% hot wings and 50% beer sums up my twenties.

        • Eliza

          I think anatomy is interesting. I barely remember anything about it since I last studied it briefly in 7th grade, but I rember being fascinated by it.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I would not want that.

      • Waynecro

        I used to feel that way, but then I realized that I hate people and don’t want to do anything to prolong humanity’s survival.

        • Eliza

          I don’t care that much about what happens to my lifeless corpse, so I thought the best way it could be used is to actually become useful to someone. Burying may become impossible in the future because of the lack of graveyard space and burning it would just be waste, in my opinion.

          • Waynecro

            Those are completely valid points, and I appreciate your desire to be of use even in death. My concern is that my corpse would see use to benefit shitty people–you know, despots, serial killers, and that dick who cut me off on the freeway last week. I wouldn’t be opposed to helping a select group, though. Maybe I could get a trusted family butcher to break down my corpse and deliver the meat to starving hill cannibals or something.

          • Eliza

            Nobody wants to help despicable people. However, if I can make sure that the person/people who would benefit from my doantion seem at least to be decent humans and would make good use of my remains, then that would be perfect.

          • Waynecro

            Indeed. Of course, most of my innards are pretty busted up, so I doubt they’d be of any use to anyone. Someone in need of, say, a kidney or pancreas would be better off implanting a hamburger patty than my mangled shit.

          • Eliza

            What have you done to yourself? 0_0

          • Waynecro

            When I was young, I drank far too much alcohol far too frequently for far too long. I developed severe pancreatitis, which went undiagnosed and untreated for quite some time, leading eventually to complete endocrine-system shutdown. I spent 17 days in the hospital and barely survived. Now, because my pancreas doesn’t work, I have diabetes. Plus, the damage I did to my pancreas (it was necrotic at one point) put me at a very high risk for pancreatic cancer, and one doctor actually told me, “I hope you weren’t planning on living well into old age.” My guts are probably useless as anything other than a protein source.

          • Thanks for sharing man. I didn’t know this about you. I’ve heard stories similar to yours. I’m grateful that I didn’t get that severe of an illness, it’s stories like this that help me keep clean though. I could have been right with you at one point if I didn’t stop. Thanks again for sharing.

          • Waynecro

            No problem, dude. I’m pretty open about the whole experience because I kind of hope that it might benefit someone. I mean, had I known that pancreatitis was a thing back when I was drinking all the time, I probably could have cut the shit before my condition became so severe. I saw doctors two separate times before my body finally shut down, and neither doctor suspected pancreatitis, despite their knowing how much I was drinking at the time. I’ve been sober for almost ten years, so I have your back if you ever need support or anything. I can’t speak for the Toilet’s other resident pancreas bro, but I’m sure he’d say the same thing.

          • tertius_decimus

            Thank you for opening up. Usually people tend to keep silence about something similiar. Like you’ve said, someone might benefit from reading about your experience.

            Stay healthy, man!

          • Waynecro

            Sure thing, man. And thanks. I did some stupid shit back then, but I definitely ended up learning from all of it. Pancreatitis can be fucking excruciating, and I hope none of the cool folks here ever have to experience it.

          • tertius_decimus

            My father was inevitable alcoholic. He was beating my mother till concussions. I saw enough shit in my childhood to not to drink alcohol with alcohol-brake turned off.

            Gladly, he ended up in fire. Literally.

          • Waynecro

            I’m really sorry to hear that. But I’m glad things worked out in the end.

          • tertius_decimus

            In the end everyone receives what he deserves.

          • Waynecro

            Sometimes, I take great comfort in that.

          • tertius_decimus

            It’s two-fold thing. Sometimes, like in recent case with my girlfriend who’ve done so much pain to me, I’d like to sit back at the river bank and see how her and her new boyfriend’s body are flowing dead along the river. I know this to be very bad of me. More than that: I’ve yet to learn how to forgive, but I just can’t let myself to forgive betrayal and hypocrisy. Just can’t.

            Believing in close people sometimes does alot of harm to myself. Still, I don’t want to see shit in anyone a priori. Am I too naive? Maybe so. At the end of the day, I can’t say if will I get relief if some day their big ship will be torpedoed by some bloke with bad intentions in his mind…

          • Waynecro

            I feel your pain, man. My serious girlfriend of nearly eight years left me last year, right after we bought a house together. That shit hurt worse than the pancreatitis did, and I’m still all fucked up about it–especially because we still live together, and I have to see her texting and going out with another dude all the time. I don’t wish any harm on her–probably because I’m a fucking sap and still love her as much as I always did–but I can’t say the same about whatever new guys she ends up with. It seems pretty natural to wish ill on people who have fucked us over, but I think we can benefit from making efforts to overcome that. Ultimately, by improving yourself rather than focusing your attention and anger on someone else, you win. But forgiving is difficult, and forgetting can be impossible.

          • tertius_decimus

            [silent handshake]

          • Waynecro

            Just keep hanging in there, man. You know, the book A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues by André Comte-Sponville has been a great help to me during my various struggles. It’s really helped me look at things from a perspective not obscured by anger and heartbreak. Maybe it could help you process all the things you’re dealing with.

          • tertius_decimus

            Thank you.

          • Eliza

            That’s awful to know. I hope you’ll get better somehow, maybe there’s a way. Don’t give up and take better care of yourself. 🙂

          • Waynecro

            Thanks very much. The whole experience sucked, and I’m bummed out that I have permanent damage; however, it sort of forced me to get my shit together. After I recovered, I started focusing really heavily on fitness and nutrition, and I’m now in the best shape of my life. Too bad some of my guts are still partially functional wusses. No amount of bench pressing seems to whip those fuckers into shape.

          • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

            Thank you for sharing man. You’re story hits really close to home for me… About 2 months ago one of my cousins passed away at the age of 43 after many years of severe health issues due to alcohol abuse from a young age. About 5-6 years ago, he ended up nearly braindead and comatose in the hospital after his liver/endocrine/pancreas all just shut down. He nearly died, but somehow survived. Sadly, the damage he’d done to himself was severe and permanent. In addition to his liver and pancreas/endocrine system barely functioning, he also became paraplegic due to brain damage and would not walk on his own ever again. He stayed in a nursing care facility for years up until a year ago when he was finally healthy enough to be cared for at home, but he still needed home-health nurses and family members to care for his bathing/toileting needs, as well as meal prep and so on. His speech was slowed and slurred, and he had moderate-to-severe tremors affecting his motor skills. I feel the need to point out the fact that while his motor skills and bodily functions were severely affected, he wasn’t mentally handicapped… His speech was slowed and his short-term memory wasn’t great, but he was still himself. His mind was there, still intelligent and still a comedian as always (he really loved making people laugh, haha). The decrease in motor-skills caused the muscles of his lips and tongue to slow and this, along with the tremors, is what caused his difficulty with not being able to speak as fast as his thoughts worked. This was a man who used to play the piano impeccably and sing beautifully with a voice quite similar to Garth Brooks (we live in Texas, haha). I won’t get into why he passed away suddenly 2 months ago, but it was unexpected and his death was hard on the family, especially his 16 year old daughter. We all miss him terribly…

            I’m sorry for rambling on and on with this comment, just wanted to emphasize how big a bullet you managed to dodge (not that you weren’t already aware of that). You’re a survivor and a badass, my friend. Much love and respect, and may your health continue to improve!

          • Waynecro

            My condolences, man. That’s really tough. It’s great that your cousin was able to continue making people laugh through all that, though. I hope you and the rest of the family recover from this loss. Thanks for the kind words.

          • Eliza

            As long as you keep a positive look on life, I think everything will be just fine.

    • A.P.

      Yeah, I’ve wanted mine pressed into a record if I don’t make it in life enough to afford a really fucking metal mausoleum to be built around my grave. It remains to be seen which record, exactly, but I have a pretty good idea based on the ones that I feel have defined my path in life thus far.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’d pick The Grand Illusion or The Crimson Idol. If I decided to have my ashes released in 2112 it would have to be at 21:12 military time. If I had to be buried I’d want my grave to look like Jimi Hendrix’s grave.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      stay gold pony boy

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      I’d want my ashes pressed into a copy of My Dick’s Double Album.

  • Eliza

    It was a truly noble act to fulfill their fan’s last wish.

    • it really is. and to honor him without worrying about if some fan at the show would be offended or anything. it’s Nick’s wish, nobody else’s.

      • Eliza

        A memorable one last moment in this world.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, it’s very nice for them to do this.

  • i told my old lady to cremate me and throw my ashes in the trash

  • CyberneticOrganism

    My ashes will be spread into the fur of a Krampus

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    A friend of mine says he wants to be thrown into a pit of Komodo Dragons at a zoo and have the general populace witness the carnage. Hopefully I’ll outlive him so I can carry out his wishes.

  • this Son ov Wolf, what a guy: always tipping metal blogs on cool bands and stuff like this…

    • Lacertilian

      @danwolfson:disqus always on the tip.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Fuck buying into the perpetual scam known as the Funeral business. I told my wife not to waste any hard earned money on cremation or burial and to either leave my remains in a National Forest (as food) or to launch me off a cliff into the ocean. Love me while I’m alive. Don’t bother with some inaccurate & emotion driven eulogy that spews at how “great” I was. Just blast the music I love and party it up with the ones we loved m/ m/

    • Dubs

      The partying is a good idea. Not sure regarding the legality of just leaving your corpse somewhere.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, it probably isn’t legal but she doesn’t have to be truthful with the authorities. “Hmm, he was home last night. Not sure where he is now”. LOL!

        • Dubs

          Ha! I found a Nat Geo (I think) web page where they were showing the results of a study where they attached camera collars to bears in Yellowstone for a whole year. One of the grizzlies ate an entire elk in one night. I’m sure a hungry bear could finish your remains quickly.

          • Guppusmaximus

            I would be the appetizer.

          • MoshOff

            Yeah he could bear that for sure.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Just ask the couple from Grizzly Man about that one!

            Too soon?

      • Stockhausen

        Leif Bearikson once told us to catapult his corpse into the sea while we listen to Neurosis. I still plan on doing that, so keep your laws off Leif’s body.

        • Scrimm

          You come to us

      • more beer

        Legalities don’t matter when you are dead.

  • Stockhausen

    That’s pretty rad of Nick and of Dying Fetus. I’ll spin my autographed Descend Into Depravity vinyl later today in honor.

    Now I want to take it to the next level and have my entire corpse tossed into the pit at a Gorguts show.

    • Óðinn

      And I’ll descend into depravity later today in honor.

      • Dubs

        That album gets stupid heavy in some parts.

        • MoshOff

          1:12 – “Here’s a pretty cool breakdown.”
          1:26 – “And just because you’re you, here’s a DOUBLE BREAKDOWN with extra weedlies”.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Jjy3Zy7kk

          • Moshito!!

          • MoshOff

            Macnultito!!

          • Stockhausen

            I remember watching the video for the first time and laughing hysterically at how nuts Sean Beasley’s bass playing is.

        • Stockhausen

          I love that album, possibly more than Destroy the Opposition.

      • Stockhausen

        That works too!

  • Sprinkle my ashes in the everclear punch at The Party.

  • That’s very cool of the band!!

    Me? Well, if my corporeal entity stops to breathe, I want my carcass to serve growing a tree: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/bios-urn-uses-your-ashes-grow-tree.html

    My spirit will remains (yeahhihihahihayeah), bitches! I will be typing my rants from the Halls of Mandos!

  • Waynecro

    I’m not too particular about what happens to my ashes, but I do want my body incinerated immediately so no one has an opportunity to fiddle with my genitals.

  • Rowsdower

    That’s pretty metal.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    When I die I think it would be gnarly to somehow launch my corpse into space at the perfect speed, trajectory, and time of day in order that family/friends could gather together at a precise location on the ground and see my fiery corpse streak across the sky as a shooting star before incinerating completely in the atmosphere.
    Following that, my ghost-self is just gonna haunt my favorite venues to watch bands play and ghost-mosh in the pit.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    Now THAT is metal as fuck!

    Me, I couldn’t care less what happens to my corpse after I die. Put me in a Hefty and toss me in the dumpster at that point, or let all you Toileteers ship me around the world and let everyone have a Weekend At Bernie’s sorta deal. If I’m cremated, send my ashes over to Keith Richards along with a mirror and a heavy duty straw, like the ones you use for bubble tea.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
  • brokensnow

    They tore in up at Cleveland. Pumped they can be real people and some of the most brutal fuckers out there.