Ex-Otep Guitarist Lee Rios Dead


Former Speak No Evil and Otep guitarist Lee Rios is dead. The man passed away in Miami, Florida, just this Wednesday. Dude apparently died as a result of something he enjoyed: He was involved in a mountain biking accident. Friends and family of Rios are attempting to crowdfund $10,000 for his funeral expenses. Help out […]

Mark Hunter Kills Chimaira


That’s it. One man does not a band make, so Chimaira’s vocalist Mark Hunter has decided to throw in the towel. “After fifteen full-blown ass-ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira,” he writes. “Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. “Everyone involved with […]

Deadlock Drummer Dead

Tobias Graf

This is some sad fucking news to be reporting this morn. Tobias Graf, a founding member of German melodic death metal band Deadlock, has died at the age 35. Graf played drums for the band. In April, he announced his departure from Deadlock due to “life and priorities” changing. Deadlock’s record label Lifeforce Records has […]

Bloodiest Guitarist Arrested After Fatal Crash

Sean Riley

It sucks this week to be Sean Riley, the 33-year-old guitarist for Chicago metal band Bloodiest. Dude was collared earlier this week for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian while driving intoxicated, according to Lambgoat. Bloodiest signed with Relapse Records in 2010 and released their debut with the label a year later. Riley was arrested […]

Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Dies

Tim Williams

This is fucking brutal, sad news to awake to but, Tim “Rawbiz” Williams is dead. He was the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies. Says the band in a statement: “It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until […]

Tusk Singer Dead


This is awfully sad news indeed. The frontman for grind outfit Tusk has died. Not sure how old Jody Minnoch was, but he’s gone. From what also remains a mystery. Hydra Head Records posted the news online earlier today. Tusk features members of Pelican. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this trying […]

Man Killed By Semi Carting Mötley Crüe’s Gear

The 18-wheeler

Blabbermouth reports a 47-year-old man was killed Friday morning (August 15) in a collision with a semi-trailer truck hauling equipment for the Crüe. That’s Mötley Crüe, bitch. Michael Wayne Marsh’s vehicle apparently crashed with an 18-wheeler around 4:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-65 at exit 280 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The 18-wheeler jackknifed, […]

Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains Producer Dies


Rick Parashar, who produced both Pearl Jam’s Ten and Alice In Chains’ Sap, has died. Sadly, the guy was just 50 and went the way I fear I’ll end up going: a pulmonary embolism. That’s when a blood clot is dislodged from the extremities and moves into the heart. Parashar is the second person I’ve […]

Metal Dudes React To Robin Williams’ Suicide

Robin Williams

Yesterday morning, while we were all living, comedian and movie legend Robin Williams was busy dying. The dude suffered from serious depression and killed himself. Sad, for sure. But look, I suffer from serious depression, too. And am seriously broke. And I’m not hanging myself. So, to be honest, I can’t feel too, too bad […]

Astarte Vocalist Dies


Maria Kolokouri, who is perhaps better known as Astarte vocalist Tristessa, has died from complications of leukemia. The Greek black metal frontwoman’s husband Nick Maiis has released the following statement regarding her passing: “Maria, she’s left from this world. “You are leaving a lot behind and my soul is in pain. “You are a special […]