Self proclaimed Satanist Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn, deranged fan of Thai Black Metal band Surrender of Divinity visited the home of vocalist, Samong Traisattha on the night of 8 January 2014 on the pretence of screen printing t-shirts. You know you aren’t doing well if you are in Thailand and need to screen print your own shirts.
According to the distraught widow of Samong, after Prakarn arrived at their house she left the room to put her child to bed. Upon returning she found her husband stabbed to death and laying in a pool of his own blood. By this time the alleged killer was long gone.
Given this is Thailand, that should have been the end of it. The police obviously turned up, took some pictures, did some pointers and probably stole his Jackson bass. But given they are Thai police the likelihood of them catching the perpetrator was very low. Unless he did something stupid, like, post it on Facebook.
On Friday 10 January 2014 the Facebook account called Maleficent Meditation posted images of Samong dead in his house with a claim of responsibility. A manifesto of sorts declared he was a Satanist and wanted to die, but also wanted to take anyone who tarnishes Satanism with him. Apparently Samong wasn’t Satanic enough. He boasted that he ignored Samong’s pleas for mercy, stabbing him 30 times. He also went on to say that he was not a fan of Surrender of Divinity, so didn’t want any comparisons to Mark Chapman’s stalking of John Lennon. Too bad, pal. You’ve earned the title Deranged Fan.
Prakarn has been identified as the owned of the Facebook page. He is still on the run, but given he is an attention whore he is unlikely to take advantage of Thai Police incompetence and stay in hiding.
I’ve never heard Thai Black Metal, but it got me thinking, if you play ting tong ping pong backwards, is it really going to sound any more menacing?
Props to members Slay3r and duuster who both gave the heads up about the story.