Tag: RIP

A Tribute To Trouble’s Eric Wagner – May He Rest In Peace…

The first time I heard Trouble was back around ’86, upon randomly picking up a used copy of The Skull at my local record shop based solely on its magnificent cover artwork. Yes, it’s an

Farewell To A King: RIP Neil Peart

[Beyond the Lighted Stage: Banger Films] Rush is for the nerds. Okay, sure, the band is clearly for everyone, but it’s hardly a newsflash to reaffirm the fact that, in a great many cases, people

Another Abbott Gone Too Soon: Remembering Vinnie Paul

“Back in 2004, I had the privilege of interviewing Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul during a local stop with Damageplan on the Headbanger’s Ball Tour. Two of the nicest guys you could ever hope to

R.I.P. Tim Calvert: 1965 – 2018

More tragic news came yesterday as former Forbidden and Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert lost his battle to ALS at the age of 52. Calvert replaced Glen Alvelais in Forbidden before the band’s second album, 1990’s

R.I.P. Killjoy (1969 – 2018)

None of Killjoy’s various projects was destined to make him a household name, not in thirty years, but his importance to death metal belies his notoriety. He wasn’t universally well-known for the gory death metal

R.I.P. Warrel Dane: 1961 – 2017

Christ, it seems like I’m writing one of these somewhere about every two weeks now… But here we go again. We all woke up this morning to terrible news: Another metal brother gone, this time

R.I.P. Malcolm Young: 1953 – 2017

I don’t even know where to start. I could tell you about the first time I heard AC/DC, but I don’t remember when that was. They’ve just always been there for me, some intrinsic facet

Thanks For The Walloping, The Gates Of Slumber – Heavy Is As Heavy Was

“What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie? I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky. The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they