I am very happy that I had the opportunity to see him with Necrophagia and also got to meet him. He was quite friendly and Necrophagia put on a great show. I remember being at the front of the crowd right in front of Killjoy and singing (or growling, I suppose would be more appropriate) parts of the song when Killjoy held the microphone out to me and the guy next to me on multiple occasions (especially during the song "Cannibal Holocaust"). The headliner on that tour was actually 1349, but I was there to see Necrophagia and Necrophagia did not disappoint.
|Killjoy performing with Necrophagia, 2015|
I remember being at the Housecore Horror Festival a few years back and wearing a Necrophagia shirt I got back in the '90s when Holocausto de la Morte was new. I ran into Phil Anselmo (co-founder of the festival and guitar player for Necrophagia during the Holocausto days) that day and he saw my shirt, then commented, "That's old-school, man." I also got complimented on that same shirt many years earlier at a Mortician show when I ran into Mortician bassist/vocalist, Will Rahmer.
Another interesting, and coincidental, thing I wanted to mention was that in the liner notes of Necrophagia's Divine Art of Torture, Killjoy called Jack Ketchum (who also recently died) "the best horror author in the fucking universe."
Killjoy left quite a bit for us to listen to and for that, I am thankful, but I still wish he had longer, as he was not that old. Goodbye, Killjoy, and thanks for all the great music.