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Rest in Peace: Chu Ishikawa

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Very sad news to report as Japanese composer and industrial musician Chu Ishikawa, pictured above, passed away several days ago on the 21st. The news has only just come out and has been shared by friends and colleagues. Ishikawa was only 51 at the time of his passing.

Ishikawa was known to horror fans for his work on Shinya Tsukamoto’s films, including the Tetsuo series. He also worked with Takashi Miike on a few titles, such as Dead or Alive 2 and Fudoh: The New Generation. He combined industrial noise with haunting melodies to create eerie and memorable soundtracks that amplified the terror and unease of these films.

Ishikawa was also the founder of industrial groups Der Eisenrost and Zeitlich Vergelter.

We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ishikawa-san in this very sad and tragic time.

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