SURRENDER OF DIVINITY BASSIST AVAEJEE STABBED TO DEATH

SURRENDER OF DIVINITY BASSIST AVAEJEE STABBED TO DEATH

Support: According to Surrender Of Divinity’s Facebook page, bassist Avaejee was stabbed to death at his home in Thailand earlier today. He was 36 years old. Surrender Of Divinity and Zygoatsis (for which he played guitar) released statements via social media confirming his death, although details surrounding his murder are still somewhat murky. Rest in peace, black metal brother! Support: Have you seen these yet? No related...
R.I.P. LOU REED

R.I.P. LOU REED

Support: Rock pioneer Lou Reed has died from as-of-yet unknown causes. Reed underwent a liver transplant in May, but sources have not confirmed an official cause of death. Throughout his life, Lou Reed had a long and successful career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist. One of his most recent collaborations was with Metallica on the infamous Lulu album, described (somewhat accurately) by The Quietus as “Reed ranting over some Metallica demos that were never intended for human consumption” and parodied hilariously on Youtube. Reed handled criticism of Lulu gracefully. “Who cares?” he asked in an interview with USA Today. “I’m essentially in this for the fun of it.” Lou Reed was 71 years old. Support: Have you seen these yet? IS THERE ANY MORE RISK TAKING IN METAL? “METALLICA: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY” IS COMING IN NOVEMBER! METALLICA DARK THIRTY; IS THE REMAKE OF “NOTHING ELSE MATTERS” SOLIDIFYING METAL AS A RELEVANT GENRE IN TODAY’S SOCIETY, OR A BASTARDIZATION OF A METAL CLASSIC? METALLICA: “THROUGH THE NEVER” 3D FILM PHOTO REVEALED! Metallica’s “St.Anger” Has Been Re-recorded For...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – STEVE “NIGHTCRAWLER” GIACOBELLO

HAIL OF THE WEEK – STEVE “NIGHTCRAWLER” GIACOBELLO

Support: Even as I’m writing this, I can’t believe it. I’m eulogizing my concert buddy/drinking partner/friend Nightcrawler, who passed away after an unfortunate accident on Monday. Steve left behind a wife and children, so please donate to them by clicking HERE even if you don’t want to read my little tribute. He was a good man, a good friend, and a good father, and I feel like it’s only right that I send him an open letter so that, wherever he is (if he is anywhere at all), it might reach him. Dear Nightcrawler, First of all, WHAT THE FUCK, DUDE? I am well aware that there is nothing you could have possibly done to prevent this, but I can’t help but feel like there were so many more years of friendship ahead of us! For this whole week, I’ve been hoping against all hope that maybe they got the wrong person — like maybe you’d reactivate your Facebook and be like “Oh, nah, that was my coworker Steve who looks like me, I’m doing fine.” Not that I’m wishing death on someone else, but…you know what I mean. I was just praying that this was all some huge misunderstanding and you’d resurface, happy and healthy and having a PBR at Duff’s. Second of all — and I’m sure this is the absolute least of your worries now — sorry I didn’t go to your wake. My ride fell through and I would have been massively late…and here’s the part where you’d gently rib me about it to make me feel guilty, but you’re not here, and that’s still...
SUICIDE SILENCE FRONTMAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

SUICIDE SILENCE FRONTMAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Support: According to a report on Blabbermouth, Mitch Lucker, lead singer of Suicide Silence, died this morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night. He was pronounced dead at 6:17am at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California. Our condolences to Mitch Lucker’s family, friends, bandmates, and fans. Support: Have you seen these yet? MITCH LUCKER FROM SUICIDE SILENCE PASSES AWAY AFTER SUSTAINING INJURIES IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH! THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF SUICIDE SILENCE TAKE THE STAGE AT THE CALIFORNIA METALFEST! SUICIDE SILENCE TO RELEASE “THE MITCH LUCKER MEMORIAL SHOW” CD/DVD IN FEBRUARY! SUICIDE SILENCE OFFICIALLY NAMES EDDIE HERMIDA AS THEIR NEW VOCALIST! SUICIDE SILENCE TEASES THEIR NEW VOCALIST IN NEW AUDIO...

R.I.P. Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, Drummer of Lordi

Support: According to Lordi’s official website, drummer Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, who joined the band in October 2010, has died today at the age of 38. Otus joined the band to replace Sampsa “Kita” Astala, who left to focus his efforts on his glam rock band Stala & So. As of now, there are no reports on how he died, but the band posted a brief official message on their blog regarding his death: “Rock in peace, Otus. Lordi’s drummer Otus has sadly passed away. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and the band. Otus, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you.” And of course, our condolences go out to Otus, his family, and his bandmates as well. At the moment, Lordi are not on tour and it’s unclear whether or not there’s a new album in the works, but we wish them the best during this difficult time all the same and we hope that they’ll recover from their loss. Support: Have you seen these yet? LORDI “TO BEAST OR NOT TO...

Riot Founder Mark Reale Passes Away

Support: According to a post on heavy metal band Riot’s official Facebook page, Mark Reale, founder and guitarist for the band, has passed away after a serious illness. Their official statement reads as follows: “To friends and fans of Mark Reale and Riot, We are deeply saddened to confirm that Mark has lost his battle with a lifelong illness. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by Mark’s family, friends, and bandmates at this difficult time.” Reale suffered with Crohn’s disease for most of his life, and had been in a coma since January 11th before finally succumbing to complications of the illness yesterday. Support: Have you seen these yet? R.I.P. Tonmi “Otus” Lillman, Drummer of...

R.I.P. David Gold, Woods Of Ypres Frontman

Support: Late last night, a car accident claimed the life of David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band Woods Of Ypres. Earache Records, via Facebook and Twitter, was the first to report on the accident, which took place near Barrie, Ontario. A memorial gathering will take place in Gold’s hometown of Sault Sainte Marie, but further details about the arrangement are not yet known. Woods Of Ypres will release their fourth full-length studio album, titled Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, through Earache Records in January 2012. Condolences and best wishes to the family of David Gold, to Woods Of Ypres, and to their friends and fans. Support: Have you seen these yet? SUICIDE SILENCE FRONTMAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASTLE ANNOUNCING 2013 HEADLINING TOUR HAIL OF THE WEEK – STEVE “NIGHTCRAWLER”...
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