NewsJuly 7, 2018 7:40 PM ET6,612 views

Malevolent Creation co-founder Bret Hoffmann dies

This past spring we learned that Bret Hoffmann, original vocalist and co-founder of death metal band Malevolent Creation, was battling stage 4 colon cancer. Sadly, Hoffmann has passed away. He was 51 years old. The news comes via Hoffmann's wife, Kimberly:
"Can't believe my best friend/brother has passed away! 40 years of friendship and 30 years of playing music together. There will never be ever anyone I loved more than Bret Hoffmann and writing music and traveling the world with. He was truly the best friend I ever had and will miss him deeply. R.I.P. my brother!"
Hoffmann served three separate stints in Malevolent Creation, last performing with the band in 2016. Most recently, Hoffmann fronted Fire for Effect.

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anonymous 7/7/2018 4:50:27 PM

Malevolent Expiration


anonymous 7/7/2018 5:06:26 PM

Funny, but cruel. RIP brother.


anonymous 7/7/2018 5:21:36 PM

She married her brother? Huh?


ineedmoresalt 7/7/2018 5:23:55 PM

Malevolent Colon


anonymous 7/7/2018 5:59:15 PM

RIP Bret :'( The Ten Commandments and Retribution are bonafide classics.


anonymous 7/7/2018 6:13:16 PM

Were Hoffman and Phil Fasciana married, because I swear, that reads like one of Phil's drunken rants.


anonymous 7/7/2018 6:56:16 PM

Shoulda been Lars


anonymous 7/8/2018 2:22:43 AM

R.I.P.


anonymous 7/8/2018 4:42:30 AM

emmure should be on this


anonymous 7/8/2018 5:07:45 AM

They breed. Rest in barbecue sauce


anonymous 7/8/2018 5:08:32 AM

Rest in ranch


anonymous 7/8/2018 1:49:45 PM

MetalCucks is actively mad that they've spent years burying Malevolent Creation on their site. They're dying for the click money on this one.


anonymous 7/8/2018 3:14:55 PM

Brett was not on they breed. It was J Black


anonymous 7/8/2018 11:16:55 PM

God damn it. R.i.p. Great vocalist.


anonymous 7/9/2018 7:49:42 AM

Bret Hoffmann was a great guy. Every tour he'd bring the boys by the house and take turns in my ass. Class act all the way, always finishing in my mouth. RIP


anonymous 7/9/2018 7:37:17 PM

Sorry dudes. I usually post Tim Lambesis troll posts on every article. But not today. Cancer is possibly the worst word in the human vocabulary. Respect to Bret. Hope you are at peace brother


anonymous 7/10/2018 10:25:15 AM

CHAKA BBC MALIK HERE. I GOT CD TEST PRESSES OF BURN'S LONG AWAITED FULL LENGTH LP "DO OR DIE". HIT ME UP IF WANT ONE. THEY ARE LIMITED TO 10 SPLATTER CD'S. I CAN ALSO SEND YOU AN OLD DREADLOCK I SAVED FROM DAYS IN ORANGE 9MM.


anonymous 7/11/2018 11:30:27 AM

They Breed. Malevolent is important.





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