The vocalist of Salvadoran metal band Apes of God was killed while the group was performing a concert in the town of Armenia in El Salvador, reported Teller Report on 6 August.
The musician, César Canales, was shot in the middle of the band’s concert. The Red Cross reported that the artist was shot in the head and that he died in the act.
A suspect in the murder, Wilber Isidro Orellana Martínez, has been arrested and will be charged with the crime of aggravated homicide. The motivation for the crime is not yet clear.
According to Infobae, Apes of God was invited to the Green Metal Concert event which was organised by the Salvadoran collective Armenia en Pie.
After the tragic event, the band released an official statement:
COMUNICADO OFICIAL! Por este medio haremos una serie de declaraciones respecto al futuro de banda:1- Apes Of God…
It states that Apes of God will no longer perform live in El Salvador but that the band will continue to produce record materials.