Jim Konya/Sadist from Nunslaughter, 1971-2015

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Much respected and befriended drummer Jim Konya, a/k/a “Sadist,” of Nunslaughter has died. He suffered a series of strokes beginning three weeks ago and was put on life support last week, with the machines deactivated on October 7.

Over the years, Nunslaughter with Konya at the helm has produced a series of speed metal/death metal hybrid records known for their unrelenting energy, gleeful anti-Christianity and creative riffs. His drum work propelled the work forward with a type of combat-like integrity.

We have dimmed the lights at the Dark Legions Archive in tribute to this legendary metalhead. As his obituary reminds us, “He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jim has many friends all over the world because of his musical tours and love of music. He will be missed by many.”

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3 thoughts on “Jim Konya/Sadist from Nunslaughter, 1971-2015”

  1. alkjsoa says:

    sad, he was a true lifer

  2. Anthony says:

    Eeeeew… Steelers? Nevermind what I said before. Fuck this guy!

    j/k for all of the handwringers out there

  3. morbideathscream says:

    Nunslaughter had to be the most consistent band ever. They somehow used the same simplistic formula and released the same thing over again and never got old or stale like most other bands did. Hells unholy fire and goat were their finest efforts, I thought hex was weaker but still damn good. Whenever someone mentions annihilation through simplicity, Nunslaughter immediately comes to mind with their brand of Devil Metal.

    Had the pleasure of meeting Jim Sadist when I saw them at MDF 2011, the only time I saw nunslaughter. He approached me the following day after they played and complimented me for wearing my Massacra shirt. I had to double take and I recognized who it was. I shook his hand and told him great set, one of the highlights of the fest that year imo. I wish I had gotten to know him more, other than playing devil metal he seemed like a great guy overall. Just when you thought nunslaughter were gonna keep putting out splits and EP’s until the end of time, it has to end tragically like this. A great loss to the true black death underground and will be missed.

    RIP

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