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Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia dies

Slapshock frontman Jamir Garcia dies

JAMIR GARCIA. The musician is remembered as the vocalist of heavy metal band Slapshock.

Screenshot from Jamir Garcia's Instagram

Garcia is remembered as one of the pioneers of the Philippine heavy metal scene

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia died on Thursday, November 26. He was 42.

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this report stated that Garcia was 43 years old. We have since updated the story.)

According to a report from the Quezon City Police District, the musician was found lifeless in his home in Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City.

He was rushed to the Metro North Medical Center and Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Garcia was known for being the frontman of Slapshock. The band first came together in 1997, and was one of the pioneers of the Philippine heavy metal scene.

They are known for albums like 4th Degree Burn, Headtrip, and Cariño Brutal. – Rappler.com

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