Puerto Rican singer Eric “La Bestia” (The Beast) Morales passed away on Saturday, March 6th due to a sudden heart attack while singing in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
Eric was the frontman and leader of the Epic Doom Metal band Dantesco and his resume included singing duties in the Puerto Rican Heavy Metal band Power Lord back in the 1990s and singing and touring with the classic Heavy Metal band Omen. With Dantesco, “La Bestia” was able to play in the U.S., Central America, and Europe in festivals like “Keep It True” and “Doom Shall Rise” festivals.
Metal legend Max Cavalera, famous for his many bands such as founding Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed and more has shared episode 3 of his “Max Trax web series. The third “Max Trax” episode, focusing on the Soulfly track “Rise Of The Fallen”, from the 2010 album “Omen”, can be seen below.
I love Heavy Metal.
Ah, let’s try that again. I love Heavy Metal.
That unplanned, unstoppable euphoric feeling that rises through from the gut, that creates an extra pump to your heartbeat, that puts an involuntary grin on your face, that makes you propel a fist, or add an extra bounce to your step. Or gurn. Or do the oranges. Or the claw. Or however, it is that you express that feeling of “YES!” when it gets you. Continue reading