The Metal world lost another comrade recently; longtime Metal Blade Europe label manager Michael Trengert. Below is the official statement issued by Metal Blade Records.
Two days ago Michael Trengert passed away. Michael was the longtime label manager of Metal Blade Europe and helped bands like Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, The Crown, Brainstorm, God Dethroned, Neaera, Vomitory, Powerwolf, Primordial and many, many others to release albums, play tours and festivals. To make careers. He´s been close friends with nearly all the bands he worked with and even if they were not on the label anymore, he has always been there for them.
He also helped many individuals to start careers in the music industry and to make a living of what he loved most – Metal! A true believer of the musical extreme, a real friend who was always there when you needed him. An honest character, someone you would listen to since his words always had a meaning.
One in a million.
Loving husband and father.
True friend .
You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you. We love you and you will forever be in our hearts!
the Metal Blade staff