Saxon Drummer Rushed To Hospital


Well, isn’t this just a major bummer. British heavy metal masters Saxon have been forced to postpone the remaining dates on their U.K. tour. Last night, drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to a hospital for treatment of an unspecified health issue. Says Saxon singer Biff Byford: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has […]

Delain Bassist Ruptures Testicle


Get ready to wince, fellas. A lot. The bassist for Dutch symphonic metal band Delain, Otto Schimmelpenninck, has recounted how one of his testicles exploded after being he was shot in the baby-maker by a “streamer cannon” last week during a gig in Birmingham. Fuck. He might end up losing the ball altogether. Here’s what […]

Borknagar Frontman Hospitalized With Head Trauma


You know, a very ugly human being twice wished death on me this week. This person — a recent ex-girlfriend — was fucking serious, too. First, she texted me: “I hope you die in a fire.” The second time was yesterday, when she basically instructed me to have an aneurysm whilst driving down the highway […]

Malice Guitarist’s Doctors Find Tumor

Mick Zane

This is awfully sad news to have to report. Not that I am a huge Malice fan, but you never wanna hear about someone suffering from an illness. Mick Zane, the lead guitarist for Malice, will undergo brain surgery on Monday after he was diagnosed with a small brain tumor. Zane is currently in an […]

Victory Records Signs Another Lame Band

Kissing Candice

At least the label is consistent. Man, this one almost makes me embarrassed I hail from the same salty soil. Victory Records has inked a deal with Long Island electro-metal outfit Kissing Candice. The band’s members wear masks, which is nothing if not a gimmick. Bands that rely on gimmicks, including Slipknot, are shite. The […]

Robert Plant Squashed Led Zeppelin Reunion

Robert Plant

Robert Plant just doesn’t care about Led Zeppelin anymore. And money clearly isn’t a motivator for him. United Kingdom-based tabloid The Mirror published a story over the weekend claiming Plant put the kibosh on a nearly $800 million dollar deal for a Led Zeppelin tour proposed by British mogul Richard Branson. According to the report, […]

Black Tusk Bassist In Critical Condition

Black Tusk

Jonathan Athon, the bass player for Georgian metallers Black Tusk, was involved in a Friday night motorcycle accident in downtown Savannah, and is in an area hospital listed in critical condition. Athon was riding a 1981 Harley Sportster, which crashed into the driver’s side of an Acura SUV driven by an 85-year-old Savannah man. Athon […]

Soil Frontman Suffers Stroke


Fuck me, man. The world of shitty poser metal is suffering some serious blows as of late. First Wayne Static kicks it, and now we’re learning Soil’s frontman Ryan McCombs has suffered a stroke. It happened over the weekend, and he is recovering at the moment. “I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in […]

Anselmo Mourning Loss Of Corey Mitchell


I know I’m pretty late with this, but Corey Mitchell died yesterday morning after allegedly suffering a heart attack. He was 47 years old. Corey was a contributor to several metal blogs, and founded the Housecore Horror Film Festival with Phil Anselmo of Down. Mitchell died the morning after the festival in Austin wrapped up. […]

The Ocean Go To India; It Doesn’t Go Well

The Ocean

Ah, India. I have been there, people. I actually loved my time there. It was like New York City, a little bit, only with extreme poverty, no traffic signals at all, and lots and lots of garbage lining the streets. It was like no other place I have ever been, and I’d return in a […]