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Yashira drummer Seth Howard killed in car crash

Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:50 PM PT


Seth Howard, drummer of Florida metal band Yashira, was killed late Saturday (December 29) night in a head-on collision. According to News4Jax, Howard was driving in Bradford County, Florida when he crossed the center median and struck another vehicle.

Howard, 24, of Gainesville died of his injuries, while the two occupants of the other car were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Yashira has yet to comment on the matter, though fellow Florida band Rhythm of Fear had the following to say:

"Like so many we are completely beside ourselves at the tragic and untimely passing of our close friend and our brother Seth Howard. If you've ever seen Yashira you know of his inexplicable talents and if you've ever met him you know of his magnetic and endearing personality. All our hearts are with our Yashira family as well as Seth's family members and friends in this horrible time of mourning and forever beyond. We love you wholeheartedly Seth."



UPDATE: Yashira has issued the following statement on Howard's death:

Where do I start? When I had the idea of this band in my head, Seth was the first person I asked to do it with me. We had been friends for many years prior, so he agreed to jam even though he was a full-time student at the University of Florida (we get it dude, you're smart). He had been in bands with Connor, I had been in bands with Luke so it all just made sense. It fell right into place, really. We went in that non-air-conditioned storage unit for the first time, wrote a song, and the rest is history.

Writing with Seth was such a treat. He knew exactly what he wanted to hear and 9/10 times, that's the route the songs would take. He was incredible at just listening and putting it all together like a rubrics cube in his head. Creating what we have would have never granted us the opportunities if he weren't in the mix. He wasn't the greatest drummer on the planet, but he was to us.

When we started to tour, it was more or less a new experience for all of us. Luke and I had done a few brief stints in the southeast with other bands but nothing notable. Seth and Connor had never done anything like it, and Seth loved every second of it. He enjoyed sleeping on top of a bass cab in the back of the van even though he was 6' 2". He enjoyed listening to techno while everyone was asleep on absolutely ridiculous drives like Pittsburgh to Jacksonville, or Jacksonville to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, etc. (we've done some fucking stupid drives). He liked to just walk around new places while puffing on his weed pen just to explore. We couldn't possibly convey how grateful we are to have shared these experiences with him. You never really know the true importance of these moments when you're in them.

If you saw him, he was probably laughing to himself about something he saw whether it was just cool to see or actually funny. He was ALWAYS laughing and his laugh was contagious, loud as fuck, and it got etched into the mind of anyone who ever met him. If you met him, you loved him. It's that simple. He was so goofy and funny. He was absurdly smart and knew all the right things to say at any given moment. The fact that he's not here anymore makes our world spin slower. We feel so empty knowing he's not going to reply to our 4 year long group chat or call us and tell us he's going to be 2 hours late or some shit.

As for our future, we really don't know what's in store. We're trying to just process and heal as much as we can. Maybe we'll pick this up with some sort of plan, maybe we won't. We haven't gotten a chance to give it any thought. Right now, all we know is that we and his family miss him so much it hurts.

Thank you to William Putney along with Carl and Rick at Good Fight Music for putting out a record with him on it for the world to hear, Sean Mott, Daniel DeFonce, and any show promoter/attendee that made these experiences possible for us to share with him, all the bands we've toured/played shows with for memories made, and thank you all so much for the outpour of love and condolences from every angle.

Tell your friends you love them every chance you get. Things can change quicker than you'd ever believe.

You'll hear from us sooner or later. Be good to each other.

- Dylan, Luke, Connor

To the great friend, brother, son, person we've ever known, Rest In Peace, Seth.
We love and miss you so much.
4/13/94-12/29/18




38 comments


anonymous
113 days ago
May the family and band find peace. Way too young to go.

anonymous
113 days ago
who??????

anonymous
113 days ago
This is such a sad thing. The band was great and Seth was a crushing drummer. Rest In Peace.

anonymous
113 days ago
Is this his drummer who was ill years ago? We we just taking about that the other day and hope he is ok. He seems like a really nice guy.

anonymous
113 days ago
Rest In Peace

anonymous
113 days ago
Devastating news. Sad for the fans. Toyota Camry's are damn hard to fix.

anonymous
112 days ago
^ ok vince meal

anonymous
112 days ago
^ ok floating turd

anonymous
112 days ago
Anyone posting negativity on this can fck off back to your hellhole of a life. fcking disrespectful.

anonymous
112 days ago
anonymous7 hours ago
Is this his drummer who was ill years ago? We we just taking about that the other day and hope he is ok. He seems like a really nice guy.


"bruh....hope he's ok" -this guy

112 days ago
Florida man

anonymous
112 days ago
I mean this sincerely and with all due respect.

Who?

anonymous
112 days ago
^Exactly. Who?

anonymous
112 days ago
you trolls are virgins. who are YOU? no one would even hear about it if you died.

anonymous
112 days ago
^ shut up triggered gay. you listen to nerd music

anonymous
112 days ago
This guy was cool. On a tour, he said that many fans got excited that the tour b stopped in front of the venues. Sam used to come out of the bus and wave at the fans.

anonymous
112 days ago
I bet they will have to hire a new drummer. The current members may not want to do the band anymore if they don't get along with the new drummer. So to do the band the new drummer may have to kick out current band members, just sayin...

anonymous
112 days ago
need to replace your drummer due to a demon?
i can help

tryouts?
i have songs i can send you

i am a multi-instrumentalist called dylan howell. i'll play any instrument for you guys. if you are interested contact me

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anonymous
112 days ago
"^ shut up triggered gay. you listen to nerd music"

you unironically used the word mallcore. your opinions mean nothing.

anonymous
112 days ago
Gay above, care to contribute to to topic or are you just going to argue with yourself as usual?

anonymous
112 days ago
Actually nevermind. You've honestly contributed plenty. I shouldn't have acted so aggressively, sorry.

anonymous
112 days ago
I have to, the comment sections are dying on the vine. I have plenty more, even on this topic.

anonymous
112 days ago
Prayers for the family.

anonymous
112 days ago
^ jealous?

anonymous
112 days ago
Why would I be jealous of a grieving family? Because of the attention they are getting or? I don't get it.

anonymous
112 days ago
you unironically watch and wait for certain posts your crease hat on over. your opinion means closet homosexuality.

anonymous
112 days ago
Look at you demented fcks saying things like "sad, he was good looking" and "Replaced by an ipod", are you trying to say its not sad when unattractive people die. What if I died? Am I hot? Sort of, but one of my sidepieces says definitely. Then she grinds her moist tight pssy on my nice throbbing c-ck and forces it in until she is writhing in ecstacy. Buncha sick, twisted fcks.

anonymous
112 days ago
The 2018th year was the year of some kind of shit, honestly. One of my resolutions for 2019 is to become one of the top posters here, as a lead-in to 2020. At which point I'd like to be one the top commenters / content creators on the entire internet. What are some of your resolutions?

anonymous
111 days ago
I feel bad for the two people he hospitalized for being a reckless driver.

anonymous
111 days ago
^ Why? They may very well have been on their way to selling hardcore drugs to someone, or on their way home where they keep children they kidnapped chained to a boiler, or even gofundme scammers. Guess we'll never know.

anonymous
110 days ago
they're still alive. you could ask them.

110 days ago
Sad news for any band. The guy was so young as well. Love Yashira, saw them once. Killer band.

anonymous
110 days ago
fck every single one of you..... disrespectful, inconsiderate, pieces of shit on this website making light of this. Wait till death comes for someone you love and then you'll know what it's like to read this stuff. fck you.

anonymous
109 days ago
^ wrong site for moral crusades, rear. get wrecked lol.

anonymous
109 days ago
Cue the Nelson Muntz laugh, these beta cuck posers deserved it

anonymous
109 days ago
quit trying to cuck me w the nu metal butter basement gay. RIP. human decency is a thing even on lg and even if the music sucks. it prolly does

anonymous
109 days ago
I hate discovering new bands this way. It's the worst. :-(

anonymous
104 days ago
all these sensitive butthurt posters on LG news articles are undoubtedly Democrat voters




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