Former Gates Of Slumber Bassist Dead

RIP

This is certainly something of a bummer. Jason McCash, the former bassist for Indianapolis doomsters The Gates of Slumber, has reportedly passed away. He was only 37-years-old, like me. In a Facebook posting, the band’s guitarist Karl Simon wrote: “My best friend died last night. There will be no reunion — no more of The […]

Gwar Frontman Dead At 50

dave

Every time I oversleep, someone dies. Every fucking time. And I always feel like the last to know. Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, is dead at the age of 50. Gwar’s manager, Jack Flanagan, has released the following statement: “It is with a saddened heart that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, […]

Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Sick; March Dates Postponed

Mark Hunter, pictured here with less snot

We’re sending well wishes out to Mark Hunter, frontman for Chimaira and one of our esteemed columnists. Dude’s got pneumonia…or as it recently put it to us in an email, “post tour AIDS.” That mean’s Chimaira’s planned dates in Europe and the U.K. had to be postponed. In a post online, Mark updated fans on […]

Team Sleep Likely Done, Deftones Singer Says

Team Sleep

This is sort of a bummer, seeing as I was way into Team Sleep’s debut disc. But, really, how many bands can Chino Moreno be in? We’ve already got his voice in the Deftones, Crosses, and Palms, which boasts Isis members to boot. I guess I can live without a new album from Team Sleep. […]

Exploited Frontman Suffers Heart Attack

The Exploited

This is not cool. Not cool at all, man. This site, which is in Portuguese, claims The Exploited’s Wattie Buchan suffered a heart attack on stage during the band’s concert last night. The show went down in Lisbon, on a tour with Napalm Death and Hatebreed. In the following video, you will see the dude […]

Korn, Avenged Sevenfold Definitely Playing This Summer’s Mayhem

Korn

That’s right, folks. The Mayhem fest is going to suck a big old sack o’ dicks this summer, considering it’ll be headlined by Korn and Avenged Sevenfold. Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer spilled his fucking guts about the booking at NAMM in several interviews. In one, he added that Avenged Sevenfold were also part of […]

Say Goodbye To Metallica’s Orion Music + More

Metallica

That shit’s over, son. Why? Well, according to James Hetfield, who would know such things, the Orion Music + More fest was a complete financial fucking failure. He said as much to Don Jantzen of Houston’s KTBZ-FM (also known as 94.5 The Buzz) earlier this week. “It seems like metal is struggling a little bit […]

Cradle Of Filth To Tour With Fill-In Guitarists

Cradle of Filth

If you plan on catching Cradle Of Filth’s impending European tour with Behemoth, you may notice guitarists Paul Allender and James McIllroy are missing in action. That’s cause they’re not making the trek, as they’ve got personal concerns to attend to: a ”hugely important family matter” and a “serious neck surgery,” respectively. Cradle’s enlisted Ashok […]

Grammys Forget Slayer’s Hanneman During Memoriam

Rest in Power

Either he was forgotten or just plain left out of it. Which is sad, dude. But hey, that’s the Grammys for you. That’s society, for you, really. Metal — sans Metallica — is not accepted by the masses as legitimate music. It’s a fucking shame. I mean, the metal Grammy was merged with the hard […]

Otep Not Retiring

Otep

What the fuck, man? Otep says she’s retiring at the end of 2013, and now, she’s not? What a tease! And now, she’s got not only a new album in the works but a side project with Slipknot’s Sid Wilson. “Retiring? NEVER. A new OTEP album? YES! New book? YEP! Side project w/Sid from Slipknot? […]