Category Archives: In Memoriam

Visceral Disgorge guitarist Steve Rosenzweig dies

Posted by on June 18, 2014

Yesterday, Baltimore death metal band Visceral Disgorge announced via their Facebook page that their guitarist and key songwriter Steve Rosenzweig was found dead. It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform everyone in this manner. Visceral Disgorge guitarist/key composer/original member Steve Rosenzweig was found dead this morning. We are not at liberty to […]

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Laaz Rockit founding member Victor Agnello passes

Posted by on June 4, 2014

After a year- long battle with leukemia, thrash metal pioneer and Laaz Rockit founding member Victor Agnello has passed away at just 50 years old. Agnello started drumming for Laaz Rockit during the band’s formative years in 1983. He played on four studio albums, two concert videos and even headlined over a young Metallica. During these […]

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Because we miss Ronnie James Dio, here’s his Budweiser commercial

Posted by on May 16, 2014

As we noted earlier today, on this day in 2010, metal lost one of its best vocalists ever, when Ronnie James Dio died.  Here’s a rarity from the mid ’80s. In 1985, Westwood One syndicated a Dio concert that was recorded the previous year in Spokane, WA. It was distributed to radio stations nationwide and […]

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Here’s a video of Ronnie James Dio’s final performance

Posted by on May 16, 2014

On this day four years ago, beloved singer and heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at age 67. Four years later and it’s still very strange and sad to think that will never hear Dio’s voice again. Still, his spirit in metal has endured since his passing from Dio’s Disciples to […]

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Judas Priest update: Halford gets surgery; original guitarist dies

Posted by on May 14, 2014

While Judas Priest is larger than life, even a metal god has to take a break every now and then. That’s why even as we’re starting to hear what the new album will sound like, Rob Halford is prepping to go into surgery. He told ABC News Radio that he’s undergoing surgery to repair an […]

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