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Category Archives: In Memoriam

Lord Mantis, Indian drummer Bill Bumgardner passes

Posted by on October 10, 2016

It has come to our attention that drummer and founding member of Lord Mantis, Bill Bumgardner has taken his own life. Bumgardner performed with Indian as well until they split in 2015. Thus far, no concrete confirmations have been made aside from some of his former bandmate, Abigail Williams frontman Ken Sorceron. Sorceron announced this […]

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Former King Conquer guitarist Brodie Wheeler dies

Posted by on September 28, 2016

The last time we wrote about Florida deathcore band King Conquer, it was about the passing of their former guitarist, John Byrd, allegedly from substance abuse. Sadly, that appears to be a common thread with the band, as they’ve just reported the death of another one of their guitarists due to substance abuse. This time, […]

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Alice Cooper remembers the time he worked with Gene Wilder

Posted by on August 29, 2016

We are coming to a point in time when most of our beloved heroes and celebrities of all entertainment industry are passing away and 2016 has been relentless. Today, it was announced that Gene Wilder, known for his roles as Willy Wonka on Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, his memorable performances in Mel Brooks’ films like The […]

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Former Threat Signal Drummer Norman Killeen Passes Away

Posted by on August 29, 2016

Metal Insider has learned through social media that former Threat Signal drummer Norman Killeen passed away this past Thursday, August 25th. Killeen was 38. Killeen was part of Threat Signal from 2007 to 2010, joining the band not long after the release of their self-titled debut. He participated in a great deal of touring to […]

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Architects guitarist Tom Searle passes at 28

Posted by on August 21, 2016

UK metalcore band Architects just released their seventh album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, in May. A month later, they played some European shows that included Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. All the while, founding guitarist Tom Searle had been battling cancer, and yesterday (20), he lost his battle with the disease. […]

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