Father Of Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre Found Dead

Todd's dad

Me? I’m having a fairly shitty week. I’ve been debilitatingly depressed, have had trouble concentrating on work, and last night, I’m fairly certain me and the girlfriend ended things. But I feel much worse this week for Todd La Torre, who just lost his father. The Queensrÿche frontman’s dad killed himself yesterday morning. William La […]

Exodus Fan Dies At Conclusion Of Argentina Set

Exodus

This is a fucked up news item to bring you folks on this wholly depressing Wednesday. Exodus played a show the other day in Argentina and a fan of theirs was pulled from the crowd towards the end of the set, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The band has expressed its sympathies to the family […]

Former Mars Volta Keyboardist Dead

Ikey Owens

Former The Mars Volta keyboardist Isiah “Ikey” Owens has passed away. Owens died in Mexico, where he was performing with Jack White. White issued this statement: “It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his […]

Former Faceless Vocalist Dead

The Faceless

This news broke yesterday, but I wasn’t even close to being in the kind of mood I need to be in to fucking write after what went down yesterday with our “exclusive.” But it is still worth noting a dude named Mikey Domingo — the Faceless’ initial vocalist — has died. Band mastermind Michael Keene […]

Ex-Otep Guitarist Lee Rios Dead

RIP

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

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

Tusk

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 […]