Late last night, a car accident claimed the life of David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band Woods Of Ypres. Earache Records, via Facebook and Twitter, was the first to report on the accident, which took place near Barrie, Ontario. A memorial gathering will take place in Gold’s hometown of Sault Sainte Marie, but further details about the arrangement are not yet known.

Woods Of Ypres will release their fourth full-length studio album, titled Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, through Earache Records in January 2012. Condolences and best wishes to the family of David Gold, to Woods Of Ypres, and to their friends and fans.