Consequence of Sound

Diego Farias, the founding guitarist and producer of the progressive metalcore act Volumes, has passed away one week after parting ways with the band. The tragic news was reported on Twitter by his brother, vocalist Gus Farias, who exited Volumes in December. No cause of death has been made public.

“RIP to my brother Diego I love you I cant believe I’m typing this,” Gus wrote on Twitter. “We toured the world together we lived the dream together I love you Diego. Rest in paradise little brother you now live thru me.”

On January 30th, Volumes issued a lengthy statement addressing the departures of Diego and Gus, and the return of vocalist Michael Barr. Regarding Diego, the band wrote:

“Diego was never fired/kicked out of the band. Over the past few years, we have seen him grow in his career as a producer, and as a result, he lost the desire to tour with the band and then subsequently couldn’t further commit to the overall writing process with the group. Some of you may have noticed that in the past few tours, we have had various replacement guitarists tour with the band. We wish nothing but the best of luck for Diego and know that he is on the fast track of becoming one of the most successful producers in the game.”

During Diego’s 11-year run in Volumes, the Los Angeles band released three full-length albums and two EPs, including the 2019 EP Coming Clean. In addition, Diego produced or engineered albums by such bands as Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, and others.

UPDATE: Volumes have issued a statement regarding the passing of Diego Farias:

“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic passing of Diego Farias. We are trying to cope and process this as it all seems so surreal. We send our love and thoughts to his brothers Gus and Andres. His mother and father, and his extended family.

As we collect our thoughts we will then be able to properly convey them more, but for now…we love you Diego, rest in power. — Volumes”

Diego’s passing was acknowledged by several others in the metalcore community via social media, as posted below. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and bandmates during this difficult time.

R.I.P. Diego Farias, founding Volumes guitarist dies one week after exiting band
Spencer Kaufman


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