In the wake of Calgary’s tragic mass-murder, facts about the victims are starting to become known. It is heartbreaking to learn about the young lives that were taken by such senseless violence. We can try to make sense of it, but it is seemingly impossible. The victims were: Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Jordan Segura, Lawrence Hong and Zackariah Rathwell.
Two of the five victims, Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter were part of an up-and-coming indie band Zackariah and the Prophets. We would like to honour Zack and Josh and all victims by featuring their music here. In a statement posted on their Facebook page, the two remaining members said they not only lost their bandmates, but their brothers.
“Their shining shenanigans and shining light will always be with us,” said the post. “ZATP is done, because the band was all four of us. Without all four of us the band doesn’t exist. We love you all.
“And we loved them more than anything in the world.”
Listen to Sick Daze and High Hopes below.