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Tag Archives: Vital Remains

Former Vital Remains vocalist Jake Raymond dead at 40

Posted by on June 26, 2018

Many of us are still mourning over the loss of Pantera/HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul. And now, it’s been reported that Jake Raymond, the former Vital Remains touring vocalist has passed away. MetalSucks found a local obituary revealing the-40-year-old died last Monday, June 18th. The obituary doesn’t necessarily mention his cause of death aside from issuing […]

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Former Vital Remains singer Scott Willey passes away

Posted by on November 2, 2017

ott W It’s been a rough few weeks in the metal community for death and dying. Starting with Former Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky, we’ve also lost Pilgrim’s Jon Rossi, who was only 26, and it seems like American Head Charge’s Chad Hanks is suffering from a terminal illness as well. Now it’s been reported […]

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Florida cop dismissed for reasons other than singing with Vital Remains

Posted by on November 23, 2015

Last week, the metalsphere was shaken up by the news of Andrew Ricks, a police officer in Sanford, Florida that was fired for singing onstage with Vital Remains while in uniform. Granted, a cop in uniform shouting “let the killing begin”  in Trayvon Martin’s home town isn’t the best look, even if Martin was shot […]

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Police officer relieved of duties for attending Vital Remains show

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Earlier this week, a couple of police officers walked into the West End Trading Company in Sanford, FL while Vital Remains was performing and, to everyone’s surprise the friendly law enforcers actually went to enjoy the show and even requested the band to play their infamous song “Dechristianize” to which frontman Brian Werner agreed only […]

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Too much moshing at Vital Remains concert shuts down show

Posted by on October 23, 2015

It’s tough out there for Vital Remains. It seems like with all the touring they do, they keep running into problems. Like earlier this year, singer Brian Werner broke two ribs at a show in Chile. And then  there’s the oddball promoters, like the one that got into a bizarre argument onstage with the band after […]

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CMJ Music Marathon 2015: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2015

This week marks the annual CMJ Music Marathon, an annual convention and music festival that takes place in New York centered around college radio. While radio can get ignored by some in the face of so many other entertainment options, there are still about 200 radio stations around the United States and Canada that feature metal programming. […]

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Vital Remains vocalist clarifies Orlando crucifix incident

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Earlier this week, the onstage dispute between Vital Remains’ vocalist Brian Werner and a club owner at The Haven in Orlando went viral. It’s easy to see why. Upon seeing a cross hanging at the venue above the stage, Werner removed it, which prompted the club owner to rush to the stage and grab the […]

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Vital Remains, club owner get into crucifix argument in Orlando

Posted by on April 8, 2015

Orlando club The Haven is described as an “alternative live-music club with an edgy vibe, a full bar, funky decor, even nights & billiards.” Apparently, the “funky decor” of the venue includes a crucifix hanging above the stage, which Brian Werner, singer of Vital Remains, noticed this past Saturday. He grabbed the crucifix and held […]

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Vital Remains vocalist injured during show

Posted by on March 23, 2015

While on a short run of tour dates in Brazil, Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner got hurt late last week at a show in Santiago, Chile. From the band’s official Facebook page: “Not sure Vital Fans heard but our Singer Brian Werner broke two ribs in Chile on our last night of our South American Tour. He […]

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BTBAM, Whitechapel among first bands announced for Texas Independence Fest

Posted by on January 23, 2015

The first round of bands announced for the 2015 Texas Independence Fest was announced today, and from the looks of it, it’s already turning out to be an impressive bill. The two bands at the top of the billing are modern progressive metal kings Between The Buried and Me and deathcore champions Whitechapel. One of […]

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