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Malevolent Creation co-founder Bret Hoffmann dies

Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:40 PM PT


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.


18 comments


anonymous
8 days ago
Malevolent Expiration

anonymous
8 days ago
Funny, but cruel. RIP brother.

anonymous
8 days ago
She married her brother? Huh?

8 days ago
Malevolent Colon

anonymous
8 days ago
RIP Bret :'( The Ten Commandments and Retribution are bonafide classics.

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

anonymous
8 days ago
Shoulda been Lars

anonymous
8 days ago
R.I.P.

anonymous
7 days ago
emmure should be on this

anonymous
7 days ago
They breed. Rest in barbecue sauce

anonymous
7 days ago
Rest in ranch

anonymous
7 days ago
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 days ago
Brett was not on they breed. It was J Black

anonymous
7 days ago
God damn it. R.i.p.

Great vocalist.

anonymous
6 days ago
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
6 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
4 days ago
They Breed. Malevolent is important.