Keith Alexander (guitarist)

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Keith Alexander
Birth name Keith Alexander
Born 23 November 1963
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died 11 July 2005(2005-07-11) (aged 41)
Genres Heavy metal, crossover thrash, thrash metal
Occupations Musician
Web developer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1982–2005
Labels Roadrunner Records
Associated acts Carnivore, Dee Snider

Keith Alexander (November 23, 1963 - July 11, 2005) born in Brooklyn, New York was a guitarist, cyclist and body modification enthusiast.

Career[edit]

Keith Alexander was the guitarist for the thrash metal band Carnivore, whose first album he played on. He then joined Brooklyn-based band Primal Scream.[1] During the late 1990s he was a member of Dee Snider's SMFs. Keith also worked as a talent finder, though technically credited as "Piercing consultant"[2] on Dee Sniders movie 1998 movie Strangeland.[3] For reasons of both cost savings with special effects and sense of reality in appearance, Keith went within the body modification community for extra's who were modded for some roles. In the 2000s, he became a somewhat well known blogger, being associated with blogs such as Boingboing.[4]

Death[edit]

Keith Alexander died in a bicycle accident on July 11, 2005. He lost control of his bike while passing a child and crashed into a fence on Shore Road, Bay Ridge Brooklyn. It was reported that had he been wearing a helmet he would likely have survived.[5][6] Alexander's website, nootrope.net still exists at archive.org. [7] Regarding his death, he states:

I look at this place as a scrapbook / journal. A digital version of the paper ones I've kept my entire life. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't read any more into it than necessary. And in a morbid way, a record of my predilections that will hopefully live on after I die, on some server, somewhere. Grandiose? Maybe. Maybe I just have the balls to admit it. Maybe one day, in the year 2201, a relation of mine will see these zeros and ones, and say, "Damn, he had fun." That is, if we don't annihilate one and other.

Discography[edit]

Carnivore[edit]

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