Metal Blade Europe posted the following tribute to former manager Michael Trengert who has sadly passed away. Michael also worked for Nuclear Blast Records and was Managing Director of Silverdust Records:
Two days ago Michael Trengert passed away. Michael was the longtime label manager of Metal Blade Europe and helped bands like Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, The Crown, Brainstorm, God Dethroned, Neaera, Vomitory, Powerwolf, Primordial and many, many others to release albums, play tours and festivals. To make careers. He´s been close friends with nearly all the bands he worked with and even if they were not on the label anymore, he has always been there for them.
He also helped many individuals to start careers in the music industry and to make a living of what he loved most – Metal! A true believer of the musical extreme, a real friend who was always there when you needed him. An honest character, someone you would listen to since his words always had a meaning.
One in a million.
Loving husband and father.
True friend .
You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you. We love you and you will forever be in our hearts!
the Metal Blade staff
PS: you see him bottom right on this picture with the boys in The Crown and some journalists. That´s him, enjoying life to the max, always front row.