The Brazilian and international metal community have lost one of its finest metal brothers in Dark Avenger vocalist Mario Linhares whom passed away on December 22nd. Rockshots Records has issued the following statement:

“With heavy heart and deep sadness we must confirm that Dark Avenger’s founder and singer Mario Linhares has passed away on December 22nd. The world has lost one of the most talented singers and persons, an incredible voice that will last forever in our hearts. It was an honour and a gift to work together, and we were lucky enough to meet and share some unforgettable moments with him here at Rockshots headquarters.

Upon all, he was an incredible person sincerely in love with life and music, generous and kind as rarely happens in business and everyday life. His legacy won’t be forgotten, and we’ll do everything possible to spread it all around as a proof of how rare and immortal his talent was.

Our sincere condolences to his family, his beloved wife Désirée and all the guys in Dark Avenger.

Rockshots Records – Team”

Dark Avenger unleashed their latest album The Beloved Bones: Hell first in their home country on July 14th, 2017 followed by releases in Europe on September 1st, 2017 and in North America on October 13th, 2017 via Rockshots Records.

Inspired to take their name from a Manowar track off the 1982 Battle Hymns album, Brazilian prog/power thrash metallers Dark Avenger’s new album, The Beloved Bones: Hell followed their five previous releases since forming in 1993.

The album was produced, recorded and mixed by guitarist Glauber Oliveira and mastered by the renowned Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

Sentinel Daily editor Scott Adams adds: “This is very sad news to receive, especially at Christmas time. Mario was a friend and supporter of Sentinel Daily from the magazine’s early days, and I and the whole Sentinel Daily team would like to pass on our sincere condolences to all of those affected by Mario’s death”.