Our photo from 2011 in Seattle.
It's sad to report that Scream drummer Kent Stax passed away from metastatic cancer on the morning of Sept. 20.
"Kent is the original heartbeat of Scream," the band wrote on its Facebook page.
In 2011, we witnessed Stax smiling and pounding away behind his kit with Scream in Seattle.
Earlier in the evening while relaxing outside on the old Funhouse patio, he noted that the Stahl brothers -- Pete on vocals and Franz on guitar -- have a crucial bond that gives the band a boost alongside the solid rhythm section of Stax and bassist Skeeter Thompson.
"It's always gonna be good to see them -- I enjoy the shit out of it," Stax said of the band members in a story for this blog. "We'll always be friends. We all get along ... it works -- the chemistry."
At the time, the fearsome foursome of the punk and rock realms released the seven-song "Complete Control Recording Sessions" on Side One Dummy Records.
Stax especially liked the message going on in the new song "Elevate": "Just the idea of a more positive elevation in your mind. It's a very truthful song, as well. But I'm just as happy playing all of them."