Sad news to report as Marilyn Manson and former The Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete is in the hospital and in a coma with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a solo bicycle accident. According to his wife, Anne, the 56-year-old musician sustained serious head trauma and the prognosis is varied, but still allows for the possibility he will recover. In an Instagram post on Friday (January 24), Anne wrote: Continue reading
We are still reeling from the tragic news that Metal legend Sean Reinert has passed away suddenly at age 48. The world of metal, rock and prog musicians, peers, and friends whose lives were touched by Sean have taken to social media to share their grief, but also their fond remembrances.
UPDATED: 2020 continues to give us grief and loss of great drummers. News has broken that Sean Reinert, world-class Death Metal and Progressive Metal drumming legend, has died. Nd He was just 48 years old. Blabbermouth.net has reported that “he was apparently found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24).” No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old.No further information has been given at this time. Sean’s lifelong friend Kelly Schaeffer of Athiest spread the news in a social media post. Reinert came to fame in bands such as Death and Cynic (a member until 2019), playing on genre classics such as Death’s Inhuman, and Cynic’s Focus, Traced In Air and more. He also featured in Gordian Knot, and Aeon Spoke. Sean also participated in the Death To All tribute band and tours, celebrate all the eras of the music of Death. Just a few months ago, Reinert’s drumming was the basis for a new series of drum samples from Toon Track, based on his work in Death. We send out condolences to Sean’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading
New Hampshire metallers Epicenter are back with a new video and single and it absolutely rips. It seems as if the formerly crossover neo-Thrash band has injected some proggy Death Metal into their style along the lines of Revocation and Allegaeon, and the results are their new track “Counterweight”, which premiered over at Metal Injection. The band kicks off a new tour starting tonight, and you can see the dates below. Check out the clip now. Continue reading
Delain is releasing their new album Apocalypse & Chill, due out on February 7th via Napalm Records. The band just dropped a new single ‘Ghost House Heart’ which you can hear below. A true ballad, it’s the bands first since ‘See Me In Shadows’ from their debut album released in 2007. Continue reading
Sad news to report as we have learned that former Divine Heresy and Nile bassist Joe Payne has died. He was 36. No cause of death has been revealed. News of his passing came from a post from his former Divine Heresy bandmate Tommy Vext, who posted a message about Joe on Facebook. Payne had some personal and legal troubles, but he was well-liked and a killer death metal bassist. Other bands Payne was formerly involved in included Lust of Decay, A Sudden Fear, and his most recent Domination Through Impurity, Pain After Death, and Strains. We send our condolences to Joe’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.
Metallica has shared another pro-shot video of them performing on their “Worldwired” World Tour. Watch them play ‘Whiplash’, live at PNC Arena in Raleigh on January 28, 2019. Continue reading