ANTiSEEN Guitarist Joe Young Has Died


By Audriana Gates

Charlotte, North Carolina punk-rock band ANTiSEEN and its legion of fans are mourning a huge loss this morning. News of the passing of founding member and guitarist Joe Young hit the internet early today. Facebook posted this note: “Today we lost my friend and partner of 30 years. Thank you for all the years of love and support that you all have given us. Please keep our brother Jeff Young in your thoughts and prayers. RIP Mighty Joe Young. I love you.” No cause of death has been revealed at this time.

Mike Williams of New Orleans legendary doom/sludge outfit posted these sentiments of his personal Facebook moments after the news hit ANTiSEEN’s social media site, “With sadness in my heart, I make this post… The prolific Mighty Joe Young-30 years the guitarist with greats ANTiSEEN has passed away this morning, Rest in Peace brother. Too much too soon, his distortion will ring out for ages to come…”

ANTiSEEN was formed in 1983 by Joe Young and Jeff Clayton. The band took the punk-rock scene by storm with it’s raucous style and raw attitude. The band recently celebrated it’s 30 year anniversary last fall and was preparing for a set of shows in Louisiana in May.

To the family, friends, bandmates, and fans of Joe Young, The Metal Review extends our most sincere condolences.