Kevin Mahoney, founding vocalist of the legendary and incredibly influential hardcore band Siege passed away last Friday. The cause of death is not yet known. Siege's impact on hardcore/grind is undeniable, without them the genre we know and love today would be drastically different, influencing everyone from Napalm Death to Dropdead (who took their name from Siege's one and only official album). The sound they brought was unlike any hardcore band in America before them, the tempos blazingly fast and the guitars metallic, making some credit them as the very first grindcore band. Kevin's incredibly aggressive vocals were just as key to the band as the music, he was and is a true legend and pioneer. He will be missed.