Bret Hoffmann

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Bret Hoffmann
Born(1967-02-08)February 8, 1967
North Tonawanda, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 7, 2018(2018-07-07) (aged 51)
Occupation(s)Death metal vocalist
Associated acts

Bret Hoffmann (February 8, 1967 – July 7, 2018) was an American death metal vocalist. He fronted Fire for Effect, Resthaven, and South of Resthaven and was a former member of Malevolent Creation and Down the Drain. Hoffmann performed on the first three Malevolent Creation releases until he left the band after 1993's Stillborn album. He then returned, and performed on The Fine Art of Murder and Envenomed before leaving again and being replaced by Kyle Symons.[citation needed]

In 2005, he returned again and replaced Symons. He returned to Malevolent again in 2006 for touring purposes and appears on Malevolent Creation's tenth, Doomsday X, 11th Invidious Dominion, and 12th album, Dead Man's Path.[1]

On July 7, 2018, Hoffmann died from colon cancer at the age of 51.[2][3]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Malevolent Creation". AllMusic. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Singer BRET HOFFMANN Dead At 51". July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "RIP Bret Hoffman [sic] (Malevolent Creation and more)". Moshville Times. Retrieved July 8, 2018.