The Public Memorial For Bruce Corbitt Will Be Held Early Next Month

Metal fans are still reeling from the loss of Bruce Corbitt for metal legends Rigor Mortis and Warbeat, who passed away on January 25th following his two-plus year fight with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. Now a  public memorial will be held for Bruce on Saturday, March 9th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. More details below. In addition to his musical work, Corbitt was a dedicated hearthealth advocate following the passing of Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died of a heart attack in 2012. Corbitt also had hearthealth issues but would go on to perform Rigor Mortis material with the band’s remaining members under the moniker Wizards Of Gore in tribute to Scaccia. Corbitt took home the Best Documentary Rotscar Award at Housecore Horror Fest 2014 for his Rigor Mortis Documentary Welcome To Your Funeral which documented the rise of the band, their history and more. Bruce was working on a book which will be released initially as a limited hardcore edition with all proceeds going to the support of the Corbitt family. More details on this coming soon. Continue reading

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Watch Phil Anselmo and The Illegals Pay Tribute To Bruce Corbitt with En Minor Song

As we reported yesterday, the world lost thrash metal legend and an all-around great person, Bruce Corbitt, when he died as a result of his battle with esophageal cancer at the young age of 56. After posting several tributes to Bruce during the day, Phil Anselmo, who was the best man as Corbitt’s wedding, opened the Phil Anselmo and The Illegals show last night in Santiago Chile with the song ‘Better Place’ from his new post-punk/goth project En Minor. In possibly one of the first performances of the track or any En Minor music live that we know of, the band played the beautiful song for the lost friend. Anselmo and bandmate Blue Gonzalez, formerly of Corbitt’s Warbeast band, also shared a short video tribute to Bruce, stating “I have so much I can possibly say about Bruce, and I will eventually. But for right now, all I can say is I send my love to his wife, his daughter, his mother and everybody that was close to him. The guys in WARBEAST, the guys in RIGOR MORTIS, all the DFW [Dallas-Fort Worth] fans, I love you so much, and I know Bruce loved you so much. I wouldn’t even know Blue if it weren’t for Bruce. And there’s a lot to sort through and a lot to deal with. Over the next few days, just find it in your heart to think about Bruce and his family and his music and his impact on heavy metal and music in general. And that’s really all I can say right now. We love you.” Continue reading

Bruce Corbitt, Thrash Metal Vocal Legend of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast, Dead At Age 56

Sad news has come down at this hour as metal legend Bruce Corbitt has passed away. He was just 56 years old. He had been in hospice care of late, following his battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. Bruce was one of the best, most distinctive metal singers, lyricists, and frontmen ever, with both Rigor Mortis and later with Warbeast. Corbitt was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May 2017. He went through extreme radiation and chemotherapy treatment before they could attempt surgery. Just when everyone thought Bruce would surely be out of the woods, his first doctor’s visit in 2018 brought him the horrible news that the cancer was still there and that it was at Stage 4. He was given two months to two years to live. Due to issues with insurance companies, Bruce was unable to get permission for a second opinion at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, the leading cancer treatment and research hospital in America. Bruce was forced to use a second opinion in Dallas. Alternative therapies and treatments were considered, but unfortunately unavailable to treat him in time. Bruce, who previously survived a stabbing and a heart attack, told Billboard last August that he had “a 2.8 percent chance of living five years. So what am I going to do, sit around and cry about it or be that 2.8 percent?” His medical bills from 2017 alone totaled over $1 million in charges. We send our condolences to Bruce’s wife Jeanna, his family, friends, and fans, at this time. Continue reading

Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast And Rigor Mortis Moved To Hospice Care

Sad news thrash legend Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast and Rigor Mortis has been moved to hospice care after his esophageal cancer has spread all throughout his body. The goal of hospice care is to make a patient comfortable when treatment of an illness is no longer possible. To his credit, Corbitt remains upbeat as you can see in a video h posted to Facebook Live video below. Continue reading

Watch Warbeast Perform “Nobody” Live

As reported last week, Warbeast returned last night for a special one-off performance, as they were being honored at this year’s Ft. Worth Weekly Awards. Warbeast was named part of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class. The band has been on hiatus while retired frontman Bruce Corbitt has been battling against esophageal cancer. Watch the band perform ‘Nobody’ from the show. Continue reading

Warbeast Returns For Special Show This Week

Warbeast has booked a special show this coming weekend in Fort Worth, TX. The band will reunite to play a 3-song set at this year’s Ft. Worth Weekly Awards. Warbeast is part of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class. The band has been on hiatus while retired frontman Bruce Corbitt has been battling against esophageal cancer, Corbitt is in the middle of chemotherapy treatment and is said to be improving. He commented on the show. Continue reading

Warbeast Is Streaming “Enter The Arena” Online

Even though the band played their final show last month (video), Warbeast will still be unleashing their new album, Enter The Arena, on August 4th via Housecore Records. Continue reading