John Tamas, guitarist of Connecticut-based Palehorse has passed away. His label, Martyr issued the following statement from his bandmates:

As most of you may know by now, a close personal friend, brother, and band mate passed away [Monday]. There are no words to express the shock and despair we are all feeling right now. John Tamas grew up with all of us to the tune of 15+ years. He was a part of the Connecticut Hardcore scene for the past 12 years and has made a lasting impact in all of our lives. We would like to send our utmost gratitude to those who have been there for us in this tragic time. Your words, emails, phone calls, and tears have reopened our eyes to hardcore and what hardcore is all about. We have been surrounded by loved ones all day. Thank you so much.

Our deepest condolences go out to John's family, friends and fans.