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 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’s Final Show Featured Philip H. Anselmo, Edwin Neal, And More

Bruce Corbitt may have performed his final show with Warbeast in May, but the Texas thrashers still had one last gig booked at The Rail Club this past Friday night. With help from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo, Edwin (Hitchhiker) Neal, and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch, their final show was a fitting tribute to Bruce, and the band’s legacy in the heavy metal scene. Continue reading