Andrew "Mac" McDermott
"I'm very sad about our big loss," POWERWORLD bassist Ilker Ersinstated about his former bandmate's passing. "I can't find the right words in this moment."
McDermott performed in clubs in England and tried to establish a band there in his early years before he moved to Germany to join the bandSARGANT FURY. After three albums, the band dissolved and in 1998McDermott joined THRESHOLD as lead singer, replacing Damian Wilson.
Shortly after the release of THRESHOLD's 2007 album "Dead Reckoning", McDermott left the band, resulting in Wilson's return to the group.
McDermott's most recent musical venture was the band SWAMP FREAKS, which "took some of the cool 'n' heavy from the '70s [FREE, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH] and mashed it up with some '90s anarchy [PEARL JAM, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS] threw in some RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and a sprinkle of punk rock," according to the band's Facebook page.
He was 45 years old!!