Jack Kevorkian died yesterday at the age of 83. You all know who he was: the infamous Dr. Death, proponent of assisted suicide, inventor of the suicide machine, and… a painter and jazz musician? Yup. He painted some grotesque, disturbing works in his day. And released a jazz flute record.

What you might not know if that the painting above on Acid Bath’s 1996 metal masterpiece Paegan Terrorism Tactics is a painting by Kevorkian called “For He Is Raised.” If any of you love me, you’ll follow that link and get me a print. Really.

In honor of the passing of a man who I think genuinely helped those in need, here are a few of my favorite tracks from Paegan Terrorism Tactics.

[audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/02-Bleed-Me-An-Ocean.mp3|titles=Bleed Me An Ocean|artists=Acid Bath] [audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/05-Locust-Spawning.mp3|titles=Locust Spawning|artists=Acid Bath] [audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/08-Venus-Blue.mp3|titles=Venus Blue|artists=Acid Bath] [audio:http://www.theblacklaser.net/blog/wp-content/audio/ab_dead_girl.mp3|titles=Dead Girl|artists=Acid Bath]

Enjoy. I had a very hard time picking just four songs to share with you. Paegan Terrorism Tactics is easily one of my all-time favorite metal albums.