We're very sad to hear of the news that Tohru "Monamour" Hiroshima, drummer of legendary Japanese hardcore band G.I.S.M., has passed away. Vocalist Sakevi Yokoyama broke the news on Twitter:

G.I.S.M. formed in 1981 and released their debut album Detestation in 1983. It earned a cult following and became massively influential, and it reached a wider audience than ever when Relapse gave it its first-ever fully authorized reissue in 2020, and the band was also celebrated in 2021 to mark the 20th anniversary of guitarist Randy Uchida's death with a tribute livestream featuring members of Fucked Up, Integrity, Poison Idea, Tortoise, and more.

Rest in peace, Tohru.

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