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Ryan Karazija, Lead Singer From Death Stranding's Low Roar, Has Died

GameRant 10/30/2022 Jackie Arias
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Low Roar frontman Ryan Karazija, known for his musical contributions to Death Stranding, has passed away at the age of 40. The news was confirmed via the band's social media pages. The Death Stranding community, including creator Hideo Kojima, offered their condolences to the late vocalist.

The award-winning Death Stranding was praised for its interesting story, atmospheric world, and unique gameplay paired with an equally immersive soundtrack. Low Roar's "I'll Keep Coming" played in the first trailer featuring lead character Sam (played by Norman Reedus). Their other track "Don't Be So Serious" was one of the first tracks players would hear during the game's opening scene. The band has a total of 18 features in the Death Stranding official soundtrack.

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Per Low Roar's social media post, the band paid tribute to Karazija, calling him the driving force behind Low Roar. They attributed him for the music and lyrics that touched the lives of many people, as well as their distinct sound thanks to his haunting voice. Low Roar added that they recorded their sixth studio album, which was Karazija's last project, and it will be released when it is ready. Death Stranding creator Kojima also expressed his shock over Karazija's sudden passing, stating that the game would not have been complete without Low Roar's music.

Voice actor Tommie Earl Jenkins, who played Die Hard-man in Death Stranding, also paid his respects to Karazija. He said in a tweet that Low Roar made an impact on the community when their music played in Death Stranding. He also attached an old photo of Karazija and Kojima.

Low Roar fans have shared their favorite moments from Karazija, including clips from Death Stranding and the singer's early morning Instagram Lives. Some said they started listening to Low Roar because of the game, and that their songs will hit different now that Karazija's gone. It's clear that Kojima picked the right band, whom he discovered while shopping in Reykjavík, to be part of Death Stranding's soundtrack, along with other reputable artists such as CHVRCHES, Silent Poets, and Bring Me The Horizon.

In light of recent rumors that Kojima's making a Death Stranding sequel, it's unclear whether the renowned video game creator collaborated with Low Roar again for his upcoming project. Whether the sequel is happening or not, it's possible that Kojima would find a way to pay tribute to Karazija in some way through his games. For now, fans can remember the Low Roar vocalist by listening to all of their albums and replaying Death Stranding.

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Source: VGC

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