Feel bad to say that I only started listening to them once I heard about his death. They're now one of my favorite bands, and I realize now in retrospect that few works in this scene not only during that time, but today also, could even come close to the dynamic he had built with that group.
I still remember being at a Chiodos concert the day after it happened, but that was how i found out. Pretty sure Craig or one of the other bands that played that night announced it on stage. I was totally bummed out cause I'd recently gotten super into HH and now there was no way I'd get to see them in their prime. The albums with Casey are still some of my favorites and really turned me on to listening to bands with screaming. RIP Casey.
RIP. hopefully, if anything, this shows his fans battling with depression or anything else that even if you are not trying to harm yourself, you must be careful with the medication prescribed. Celexa and klonopin or variations of each are routinely proscribed together, im not sure if they ever said the opiate he was taking but it just shows what can happen when just a few things are mixed together accidentally (although im pretty sure they said death resulting from this was pretty rare)
also, props to the band for being so cool and handling this situation the absolute best way possible. i remember when people on here loved to shit on HH just because it was the "cool" thing to do, but over the years they definitely gained the respect from most people by the way the handled not just this situation, but everything.