Founding Morgoth member, Carsten Otterbach has died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. The 48 year-old guitarist, who also headed up his own artist management company Direct Management, played on the band’s first two EPs, “Resurrection Absurd” (1989) and “The Eternal Fall” (1990), as well as the first three full-length albums, ”Cursed” (1991), “Odium” (1993) and “Feel Sorry For The Fanatic” (1996).
A band’s statement on the social media page:
Today we received the devastating message that Carsten Otterbach passed away. Without Carsten MORGOTH simply would not have existed.
He was founding member, motor, pilot, musician and manager. Carsten opened doors for the band that would have stayed locked without him.
He was a fighter and never surrendered. Although to surrender was not an option he sadly had to give up his final battle against a malicious disease he suffered from for more than a decade.
He will remain in our memories as a friend and in our hearts as our brother.
We miss you!
Rüdiger, Marc, Harry, Sebastian