[Update:] Der Tod von Ton-Ingenieur George Marino lässt die Metal-Welt nicht unberührt. Viele Bands haben Beileid-Bekundungen veröffentlicht, darunter Metallica, Anthrax, Dream Theater, Life Of Agony und Type O Negative.
Lest die Statements hier im Original-Wortlaut:
„While some of you may not instantly recognize George’s name, he was an invaluable member of our extended Metallica-family and was absolutely crucial with his skills and guidance as he spent countless days and hours tweaking every nuance and sound on THE BLACK ALBUM, LOAD, RELOAD, GARACE INC. and S&M.
George was the unsung hero behind the scenes on hundreds of classic albums working in all genres of music, including Stevie Wonders ‚Innervisions‘, AC/DC’s ‚Back In Black‘, Guns N’ Roses’ ‚Appetite For Destruction‘, Bon Jovis ‚Slippery When Wet‘, Journeys ‚Frontiers‘, and Cyndi Laupers ‚She’s So Unusual‘, just to name a few… he has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, The Allman Brothers, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Kiss, The Offspring, The Cars, Coldplayand countless others. In his nearly 40 years at Sterling Sound, he won three Grammy awards, most recently in 2011 for ARCADE FIRE’s ‚The Suburbs‘, which won ‚Album Of The Year.‘ His talent, professionalism, attention to detail, and above all, true dedication to music, along with the mere fact that George was simply one of the nicest people we have ever met in anywhere in the music business, makes today a very sad one for everyone in the Metallica family and he will be missed by all.“
ANTHRAX: „R.I.P. George Marino. Any decent collection of heavy metal and hard rock will be full of records he mastered. He mastered ‚I’m The Man‘, ‚Volume 8‘, ‚Return Of The Killer A’s‘, ‚We’ve Come For You All‘, and ‚Anthrology‘. It’s also fun to say he mastered ‚Master Of Puppets‘.“