A fatal accident has seen a 19-year-old crew member die at an Avenged Sevenfold show in Germany on Monday (local time), after a 26-year-old fellow crew member fell on him from the rafters while dismantling the stage.

As AP reports, the accident occurred at 2am in Stuttgart and both crew members were taken to hospital, however the 19-year-old did not survive. The 26-year-old is in critical condition.

In a statement on their website, the hard rockers sent their condolences. 

"This is beyond heartbreaking to everyone in the band and on our crew. We all send our thoughts and prayers to the man in the hospital, both families involved, all of the local Live Nation crew and everyone else whose lives have been affected by this terrible accident.

"We love our crew so much as well as the many local staff who are essential to our show every night wherever we are around the world. This is such a stark reminder of how quickly an accident can happen and lives shattered in the process."

The band later cancelled their Milan appearance, reportedly due to illness.