Category Archives: Sad News

Rock and metal community reacts to Orlando shooting

Posted by on June 13, 2016

Over the weekend, the worst mass shooting in modern US history took place in Orlando, FL when a gunman killed 49 people at a night club. This act of terror brings back the terrifying incident that took place in Paris this past November, when terrorists stormed Le Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal show. Given such a […]

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Kid Rock’s personal assistant dies in ATV crash

Posted by on April 27, 2016

Condolences are in order for Kid Rock, who found his personal assistant Michael Sacha dead at his home in Nashville on Monday. Sacha apparently suffered an all terrain vehicle accident on Sunday evening. Apparently, he as found on an embankment not far from Rocks’ driveway. He’d last been seen on the ATV around midnight, taking […]

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Former King Conquer guitarist dies of suspected drug overdose

Posted by on April 6, 2016

It’s always a solemn day in metal when someone dies. Unfortunately, John Byrd (formerly of King Conquer) joined the many who have passed in 2016. While it’s suspected it was a drug overdose, the band says they don’t want to be the ones to confirm how he died. This statement was released on Facebook early this […]

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Gates of Ishtar drummer Oscar Karlsson dead at 39

Posted by on March 5, 2016

This year has been a tragic one for the rock and metal community with the passing of so many musicians since January and, unfortunately, the trend is not slowing down. Swedish drummer Oscar Karlsson, known for his work with the melodic death metal bands The Duskfall and newly reunited Gates of Ishtar passed away at […]

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Multiple rock band members killed in drunk driving crash

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Yesterday night, we reported on the unfortunate news about Toronto’s heavy metal band Cauldron getting into a car crash during their tour with Enforcer, Warbringer and Exmortus. Gladly, no one was seriously injured and guitarist Ian Chains is expected to have a full recovery once he gets out of the hospital. Sadly, Dayton, OH hard rock […]

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