On the Morning of April 6th 2015 three Metalheads lost their lives in a horrible van crash in Notheast Georgia. Nicholas R. Crisostomo(KHAOTIKA), 25, of Round Hill, Virginia; Ian A. McKinney (WORMREICH), 30, of Madison, Tennessee; and Paul. J. Truesdell (WORMREICH), 29, of Mableton, Georgia, were killed at the scene of the crash, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
From the Static X website: Static-X Founder Wayne Static
Passed Away At Age 48
November 1, 2014 - Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.
WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.
No additional information is available at this time.
October 7th 2014 Bernie Versailles guitarist from Redemption and Agent Steel
I have been struggling with whether or not to comment about our friend and bandmate Bernie's condition as it is first and foremost a matter for him and his family. However, the news has gotten out, and we have had many expressions of concern and support, so I wanted to acknowledge them. And it's therefore time at this point to talk a bit about our friend, while keeping details at the appropriate level.
As I understand it, Bernie felt nauseous on Saturday, which as it turns out is a warning sign for an aneurism, but who would have known? He slept that evening and through the next day when some friends found him and were unable to wake him. They noticed blood, called an ambulance, and had him brought to a hospital, where surgery was performed. Surgery went well but he remains in very serious condition at this time (that is not a hospital's designation -- that is meant literally: it is very serious). Out of respect for Bernie and his family, this is as much information as I am comfortable sharing.
Bernie is young and in otherwise good health, and those are favorable factors for recovery. I do not have details on the severity of Bernie's condition upon arrival, which is the other factor. Evidently an aneurism is not something that needs to be attended to within half an hour of happening; surgery is typically performed within 24 hours, so it is certainly possible that everything will be fine.
As any fan of Redemption, Agent Steel, Engine or Bernie's other projects knows, he is immensely talented. Those of us who know him can also attest that he is incredibly kind, gentle, humble, funny, giving and a dozen other adjectives. He has two beautiful children and a long-time girlfriend who need him. He has a lot of music left in him. He's also a fighter.
I would ask that those of you who consider yourselves religious, keep Bernie and his family in your prayers, and for those of you who are not religious, send positive thoughts. My hope is that I will be able to update you very soon and let you know that Bernie is recovering and doing well.
Thanks for you concerns.
Nick van Dyk
June 29th 2014
This story from Loin Music. We are
deeply saddened and shocked over the sudden death of bass virtuoso Randy Coven. He will be missed deeply!
Randy played with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mountain, Leslie West and many others. We, here at Lion Music had the great pleasure of releasing two of his finest acheievements in the two MCM albums he did with Alex Masi and John Macaluso but that is just a small fraction of his achievements.
June 17th 2014
June 11th 2014
The 33 year old frontman Tim Lambesis from the band As I Lay Dying was sentenced to six years in prison for trying to set up a hit on his former wife!!!!!!!
Paulo Schroeber died on March 24, 2014, after an unsuccessful surgery to reset an artificial pacemaker-like device he carried in his chest.Paulo was forced to depart from the band Almah in 2011 because of a heart condition.
March 23rd 2014
2-21-2014 New Jon Lord Book
Rufus Stone has published a new limited edition book celebreating the life of Keyboardists Jon Lord entitled "All Those Years Ago". This Photographic Biography is avalible at www.rufuspublications.com
From Trent Gardner on the passing of his brother Wayne Garnder (Guitarist, Bassist) from the Prog bands Magellan and Explorers Club
2/10/14 Today, my brother Wayne Gardner, died from a self inflicted use of a firearm. Our family is devastated by his loss and in a state of shock. I prefer not to relay any further details until I know all the facts myself. I will always cherish our time as kids growing up and our life in pursuit of music. All the effort and joy of our unique experience is what I want to think about now. His young family is my immediate concern. Please say a prayer for his eternal soul and for his family. We all love you Wayne and hope peace in God are with you. Your loyal brother...
Many people do not know about the last several years of brutal suffering Wayne had endured due to brain tumors. After doctors dealt with those issues, severe daily migraines set in. He sought treatment from various sources and got temporary relief here and there, but nothing ever worked well enough to give him a good quality of life.
1-6-2014 New Black Sabbath Sneakers
In commemoration of 30 Years Strong and Proud, Doro Pesch and Metal+Wine have released a new wine and Champagne. For more info check out this location.
The godfather of the blast beat Pete Sandoval is no longer in the legendary Death Metal band Morbid Angel. According to Vocalist/ Bass player David Vincent "Pete's no longer in MORBID ANGEL." He added: "His whole way of life has changed. He's in a different spot, and the spot that he's in right now, Pete Sandoval and MORBID ANGEL are not compatible." This comment regarding The Commando's recent finding of the lord. Pete will continue in Terrorizer!!!!!!!!! Comment comes from an interview with Invisible Oranges.
Motorhead fans can now test out their knowledge of this Hall of Fame Rock/ Metal band and their 30 year history. The Rock Science Motorhead trivia game is now avalible. Order yours today!!!!
Metalstorm.net Reported on Sunday November3rd that X-Stillborn / Current Blaze of Perdition bass player Janus Wojciech has passed away after the band was involved in a serious auto accident in Austria. Reports say that singer Sonnelon is in a Coma and he rest of the band has suffered serious injuries. More to come!!!
8-10-13 Channel Zero Drummer passes away
Due in November a book by Dayal Patterson called "Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult" covers the evolution of Black Metal from it's 1980's roots up the present. For more information, go to this location.
New product for musicians
Keyboardist Jordan Rudess' company Wizdom Music will release Felipe Pena new creation EarWizard through Apple iTunes store on July11th 2013.
Details on EarWizard:
* Three levels - Easy, Normal and Hard
* Start with three chords in a key and go up to seven!
* Features fun Jordan videos playing each chord
* Five different diatonic modes-presented in three keys
* Endless Mode for continuous play in any level
* Speed control - Slow to Lightspeed
* Chart that allows you to hear and see the note spelling of all chords in the selected key
* Wizardly video rewards
New product for guitar players
Guitar god Marty Friedman has put together a new loop library option for adding live guitar sound to a variety of music genres called "Exotic Guitars". For more info click on this location.
Ruslanas Danisevski losses his battle with cancer
Kevin Mcdade Passes away at the age on 29
7-9-2013 Now this is Metal to the bone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stern Pinball, Inc has release a new Metallica pinball machine. Interested ?
Go to www.sternpinball.com.
Here is a pic of one of the three models avalible.
5-4-2013 Los Angeles
During warm ups (on Saturday) the Los Angeles Kings (hockey team) paid tribute to former Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman passed away from Liver failure on May 2nd. During warm ups the Kings skated to the Slayer song Spirit in Black which comes off of their Seasons in the Abyss L.P.
The official press release reads:
Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Summerian records has teamed of with Altenate Distribution Alliance (Warner Music Group). Because of the fact that ADA is one of the top distributors of independent record labels, this move should boost the avalibilty of Summerians releases.
Akron Ohio Metalheads and those visiting the state have a place to call home. Ripper Owens Tap House located at 2727 Manchester Rd. in Akron, incorperates both an Sports Bar eatery with a real concert venue.
X Iron Maiden, Trust, Stratus, Gogmagog, Elixir, Desperado,Praying Mantis and Samson drummer Clive Burr (March 8 1957 – March 12 2013) passed away last night in his sleep.
Burr was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994. As of now I believe the cause of death was complications from his illness.
Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson considered Burr to be "...the best drummer the band ever had. That's not taking anything away from [present drummer] Nicko. Technically, Nicko's probably a far more competent drummer than Clive. It's just that Clive had this incredible feel, and you can't learn that, and I regret that he wasn't given more time to try and sort himself out." Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith also praised Burr's drumming ability. "Clive was a great drummer, an Ian Paice-type drummer, steady and solid with a nice feel to everything.
Clive was one of my personal favorites growing up as a young drummer back in the 80's
Frank THE MORBID ONE KMSA
Century Media and UK Indie Record company Siege of Amida (Soar) have teamed up. Century media will make all new Soar releases avalible worldwide.