Tag: Rest In Peace

Former Lacuna Coil Guitarist Passes Away

Lacuna Coil‘s vocalist Cristina Scabbia announced today that former bandmate and guitarist Claudio Leo, who played with the band from 1995-1998 (including a performance on the band’s demo under the moniker Ethereal and the 1998 self-titled EP) has passed away. The cause of death was not disclosed and no other information was offered so far. …

PRC Music Releases Statement on Passing of STEEVE HURDLE

Steeve Hurdle, who manned the guitar for legendary death metallers Gorguts and began his own metal project Negativa, passed away on May 20 at the age of 41 from “post-surgical complications.”  The following is being issued on behalf of PRC Music. “Think Less… Feel More” We are very sad to announce the death of guitarist …

LEATHERWOLF To Play FREE Show Sept. 2nd

According to a press release our own Orange County heavy metal Triple Axe Attack, LEATHERWOLF, have announced a free show on September 2 at the Slide Bar in Fullerton, CA. http://www.slidebarfullerton.com/index.php/calendar This will be the band’s first live appearance in over a year and marks the live debut of new guitarist Rob Math who takes over for Greg Erba.  He joins original …

Former MOURNING CARESS Guitarist Succumbs To Cancer At 32

Münster, Germany-based melodic death metal act MOURNING CARESS has issued the following update: “Still words cannot describe our feelings. “On December 29th, 2010 our friend and longtime guitarist Benedikt Bjarnason died [a the age of 32]. “He stepped out of the band January 2009 due to many obligations, mainly work-related. “In spring 2010 he got …

ABYSMAL TORRENT: Wayne Vella Killed in Construction Accident

ABYSMAL TORRENT drummer Wayne Vella was tragically killed in a construction accident just days ago. Wayne Vella drummed for the band from 2001-2008. Rest in peace. A small statement from the band reads as follows: Yesterday couldnt have been a worse day for us all.Unfortunately we have lost our brother Wayne Vella(Drummer in Abysmal Torment …

DIO, More Tributes!

Guitarist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): “[Ronnie] was a super-nice person, uniquely talented and has left us all with great music. In a way, it will strange to live …

Ronnie James Dio DEAD at 67

The legend RONNIE JAMES DIO is dead at the age of 67, according to a statement from his wife and manager. DIO revealed last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer shortly after wrapping up a tour in Atlantic City, N.J., with the latest incarnation of BLACK SABBATH, under the name HEAVEN AND HELL. …

Evile Bassist Mike Alexander Tragically Dies On Amon Amarth Tour

EVILE has announced the tragic and untimely passing of bassist Mike Alexander just days into the band’s European tour with AMON AMARTH. EVILE’s Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden. Michael Alexander – June 22, 1977 – October 5, 2009 EVILE members Matt Drake, Ol …

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