Rev Forrester_Featured_1200x630 / Image: Greg Serio, Benefit for the Rev's Family

Bassist Reverend Jim Forrester Murdered

Reverend Jim Forrester
1974 – 2017

Reverend Jim Forrester / Image: Decibel Magazine

Reverend Jim Forrester / Image: Decibel Magazine

On Monday, 18 December 2017, Reverend Jim Forrester was murdered around 7:00 pm in front of the Boston Tattoo Museum at 1534 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore, MD, where he worked as a body-piercing artist. According to reports, Reverend Jim was on the phone with his wife, who heard the struggle, at the time of the incident.

“She heard him say, ‘Get away from me. Get away from me’ a couple of times and heard some noise and commotion, the phone drop and then no more communication with him,” museum owner Chris Keaton told WJZ.

Watch the news report from WJZ CBS Baltimore, MD:

Though rushed to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Reverend Jim later succumbed to his wounds.

Police have no suspects in the case and no motive at this time and ask that anyone with tips call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP or text tips to (443) 902-4824.

Reverend Jim was well known for his work in the music scene, having played bass in Sixty Watt Shaman before joining Foghound and Serpents of Secrecy.

According to Invisible Oranges:

Over the past year, Forrester had fought through a myriad of health issues, including a blood clot in his liver that left him weakened. Despite this, he’d made a triumphant return to the stage in June at Maryland Doomfest.
Two benefit shows and a GoFundMe campaign have been established to help Jim’s family deal with his final expenses.

House of Tortured Souls encourages anyone who is able to attend the benefit concerts and/or donate to the Gofundme for the family.

Rev Jim Benefit Concert, 29 December 2017, Cafe 611 and Guido’s, Frederick, Maryland
Benefit For The Rev’s Family, 6 January 2018, The Depot Nightclub, Baltimore, Maryland

House of Tortured Souls extends our deepest condolences to Reverend Jim’s widow.

Rest in peace, Reverend Jim.


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