The Myanmar punk scene is mourning the passing of Skum – legendary vocalist of Kultureshock. The inspiring vocalist died due to liver disease and the band had released the following statement:
“It is with the greatest sadness to inform that our beloved brother Skum / Thet Kaing has left us last Tuesday night. His musical legacy and his pioneering work for the Myanmar Punk Scene will live forever. He will never be forgotten and dearly missed.”
Vocalist of fellow Myanmar based punk band The Rebel Riot (pictured together above) added the following, “After I heard the news this morning, I have had no words to explain my feeling. We had so many plans and a lot of things we were going to do together. One of the plans was a joint Southeast Asian tour with both our bands: Kultureshock and The Rebel Riot.
I feel so sad and it breaks my heart to know that we’ve lost him, a true legend of the Myanmar punk scene.”
Please head over to the Kultureshock to leave some words of condolences.
Rest in Power Skum.