This is a cool picture of Raybeez, the singer of the New York hardcore band Warzone. Ray died in 1997. This picture was used as the back cover of the next fanzine I did as a tribute. It was taken by Christina Garcia.

I can’t believe Ray has been dead almost ten years. In 1996 I was going to interview him for the fanzine I was doing at the time. We spoke a few times on the phone, and even after the interview fell through (long story) he still called once more to check in and see how I was doing. We last spoke a few months before he died at a show here in New Jersey.

Ray’s passing was also one of the first things I remember seeing break online. I woke up that morning and checked the newsgroup to find out about it. I figured it was some asshole playing a joke, but when I got to campus a few hours later a few of my friends were able to confirm it pretty much.