Mick Morris, formerly of 18 Visions, has passed away
Sad news to report as Mick Morris, who was in Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through and Clear, has passed away at the age of 35.
Morris, known as ‘Mick Deth’ joined Eighteen Visions in 2000. He played guitar in his previous bands, and began playing bass after joining Eighteen Visions. The band’s early sound was metalcore, but evolved into more mainstream rock. They signed with major label Epic for their 2006 self-titled album. It sold more than 100,000 copies. The following year, Eighteen Visions split. Morris recorded five albums during his tenure with the band.
He also was briefly in Bleeding Through, and appeared on their 2002 album ‘Portrait of the Goddess’. After the demise of Eighteen Visions, Morris worked as a tech for Hatebreed for a while. Mick Morris, bass player and all around awesome guy for the band, passed away in his sleep last night (June 2nd). Morris had a heart condition that had left him with poor health as of late, but seemed to be doing better, even planning to take part of this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Tour. Before joining Eighteen Visions in 2000, Morris had been an active member of hardcore band XclearX, and following the breakup of Eighteen Visions, Mick remained very active in the hardcore/metal scene, working for metal label Century Media and also at LA’s SoundCheck Hollywood record store, where he would always go out of his way to make every fan and friend feel welcomed.
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