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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Diagnosed with Cancer

 Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell (who has also previously been a member of Sweet Savage and Dio) has announced through the official Def Leppard website that he is currently two months into chemotherapy treatment, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite the treatment Campbell has promised that he will still be performing with the band …

Funeral Services for Nightvision Bassist DEAN HOCKING Revealed

Details have been revealed for the funeral service for Dean Hocking, bassist for U.K. heavy rockers Nightvision, who was killed in a car crash on December 27 in Sleaford, England. The 23-year-old musician and an as-yet-unnamed 37-year-old fellow passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. Comments the group: “Everyone is aware of the tragedy we have …

SUICIDE SILENCE Frontman Dies in Motorcycle Accident

According to Metal Underground and several other news sources  it’s reported that  Suicide Silence front man Mitch Lucker has passed away. PE.com reports: Mitch Lucker, singer for the Riverside heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died Thursday morning, Nov. 1, after being in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker …

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Leaves Band

“To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage.  We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we’ve had him in the band.  Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. …

EXHORDER Bassist FRANKIE SPARCELLO Passes Away

Frankie Sparcello, bassist for Exhorder, passed away Tuesday March 22nd, 2011. More information will be released shortly. Signed to Roadrunner Records in the late 80’s/early 90’s, Exhorder released two legendary albums while on the label. Slaughter In The Vatican was wrapped in controversy due to the graphic cover (see below). Their follow up The Law, …

BETTER LEFT UNSAID: “To The Last Man” Music Video Premiered On Noisecreep

Static Age Records artist BETTER LEFT UNSAID have debuted the first video off of their album Only The Dead To Witness on Noisecreep.com. The video for the song “To The Last Man” was directed by Zach Voytas (Suicide Silence, Son of Aurelius, Catelepsy, etc.), to view the video click here: http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/10/13/better-left-unsaid-to-the-last-man-video-premiere “The video was shot …

Mat Arluck (1970–2009): Sweet Cobra Guitarist Passes Away

SWEET COBRA drummer Jason Gagovski made this official statement today about the death of guitarist Mat Arluck: It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce that Matthew Allen Arluck passed away on November 26, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family at their home near Seattle. He was …

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