Posts Tagged “Sadness”

Original GREAT WHITE bassist Lorne Black has died. He appeared on the band’s 1984 self-titled debut, 1986’s “Shot In The Dark” and 1987’s “Once Bitten…”.

Original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, who is currently touring with a version of the band calling itself JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Lorne Black yesterday [Friday, September 27]! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.

Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of GREAT WHITE! May he rest in peace.”

Added GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall: “I saw [Lorne‘s] cousin Robert a few months ago and we were in touch. Robert told me Lorne wasn’t too good then.

“I lost Robert‘s number when I changed phones, which bums me out. He used to work for us.

“I loved Lorne and I am truly sad to get this news. I know he has battle demons for along time and I am so sad to hear of his passing.

“RIP, my friend…”

Lorne Black can be seen standing on the left in the photo below.


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Don Doty, the original lead singer of classic late ’80s /early ’90s California thrashers DARK ANGEL, has released the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming reunion plans:

“Our dearest fans,

“It is with sadness that I see the events of the last days… and I cannot believe how far things have gone.

“When I headed out to start a reunion, I would have never dreamed things would have gone this far.

“I am saddened that you, our dearest fans, had to see this whole mess, and for my part, I apologize.

“There were many reasons why I left [DARK ANGEL] after ‘Darkness Descends’ — family but also drugs. I had lost my way and did what I thought was best for me and my family. Perhaps that was selfish of me.

“There had been at that time and afterwards other things going on in [DARK ANGEL], and should I be a lesser man, I would go and open that old can of worms. But it has been a long time, and some things should stay private for the sake of everyone involved. There is right and wrong on all sides, and that is all I shall say about this.

“I had hoped that the old grudges would have laid long enough for us as a band to be able to get over them and remember the good times of our friendship and give our fans the reunion they had asked for. Sadly, I was wrong, and I will take this opportunity to apologize to our fans for my mistake. I thought we could all be friends again and I opened my arms to all of my old friends without excluding anybody. Sadly, the things that were said to my face were not the things that had been said behind my back, and this lead to the current mess.

“I will not allow this to continue and stain our legacy any longer. The rest of the band have shown what they wanted, and I will obey their decision.

“If there is no room for Don Doty in DARK ANGEL, I will find my place somewhere else. I did not imagine my return to music to happen outside of DARK ANGEL, but life is full of surprises.

“I will not give up.

“I wish my fellow members of [DARK ANGEL] all the best with a reunion that will hopefully go better than the one in 2002.”

DARK ANGEL‘s management issued a statement yesterday accusing Don Doty of displaying a “lack of responsibility” by posting “false information” and starting “unfounded rumors” that have been “creating confusion” among the group’s fans. The management confirmed that DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 with a lineup that will feature Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass). Guitarist Eric Meyer is also expected to be involved.

Doty made an online posting earlier this week in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.”

DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”

DARK ANGEL released two albums with Don Doty on vocals — 1984’s “We Have Arrived” and 1986’s “Darkness Descends” — before he exited the group and was replaced by Ron Rinehart (after a brief stint with Jim Drabos in 1987). The band issued two more studio LPs — 1989’s “Leave Scars” and 1991’s “Time Does Not Heal” — before calling it quits in 1992. Rinehart, Hoglan and Meyer reassembled DARK ANGEL more than a decade ago but were forced to abandon their reunion plans after health issues reportedly put an end to Rinehart‘s singing career.

Asked what he has been doing since leaving DARK ANGEL in 1987, Doty told Germany’s Radio Gehacktes last month: “It’s a long story, and at the same time, it’s a short one. I basically started a family and showed up to my last show [with DARK ANGEL] and told the guys, ‘Hey, look, [I have a] baby [on the way] and I can’t be on the road and do the family thing; it was just too hard for me. There were too many beautiful women in the world and there were too many other opportunities to go off the deep end, and I just could not do that. So with that being said, I took a step back and I told the guys, ‘There will be a day and I will come back and we will finish what we started.”

Doty added that his reasons for wanting to put DARK ANGEL back together are pure. “I’m here for the fans, because they’ve been there for me and it’s their turn,” he said. “Let’s get back and let’s have some fun.”

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Nephelium has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Alan Madhavan: “It is with great sadness that we announce Alan’s decision to leave the ranks of Nephelium. Alan has been with the band since its inception, we had incredible times together and will never forget those

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Psychostick are an amazing comedy rock group that pretty much hit the nail on the head with everything they write, and their new music video for "Sadface :(" off the Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D album is no different. If you didn't realize that literally nobody gives a shit about your sadness and whatever …

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Ash of Beasts has posted the following announcement online about splitting with bassist Keveen Mihdidin: “It’s with a lot of sadness that we announce the departure of the band’s bassist Keveen. Wish him all the best with his future projects. “We are now looking for a new bassist, we need someone dedicated and motivated, with creativity and passion for the metal we play, someone who can bring his own touch of originality to the band and finally and above all, someone serious in his participation towards the band.

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Connecticut act Kali Ma has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Roy Moore: “Last night’s band practice brought about some of the most unsuspecting news that saddens me to the core of my soul. As of May 13th, one of the founding members of this band, Roy Moore, will be stepping down as one of the guitarists of Kali Ma due to a job offer he has accepted in Florida. “Words cannot express the sadness that I and the remaining members of this band feel.

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U.K. act Martyr Defiled has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s guitar player: “Its a sad day to see one of your best friends move on to pastures new, and it is with great sadness that we have to announce our guitarist Lee Cook is stepping down from Martyr Defiled duties.

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Randy is not guilty

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has posted a new blog via his Instagram account. The blog is his second update since being acquitted on charges of manslaughter earlier this week.

“I am leaving Prague now- I hope not to return for a long while. This has nothing to do with this city, the people who live here, or the Czech Republic itself at all. This is a wonderful place, & many people have been kind to me. Not a single soul here has been rude or mean to me at all, nor done me any harm- in fact it is quite the opposite. I have grown to love this city, for it is a marvelous, magical town. I encourage everyone to come visit here, to see this lovely country. But for me it is a place of great sadness. While I am relieved that my innocence was proven & apparently I shall not be going to prison, I am in no way shape or form a happy man right now. The small inconveniences I have been through since my arrest are not noteworthy. People go through much worse daily & still keep a smile on their faces, but currently my smiles are far & few between. A young man is still dead, & his family still suffers. Please remember that fact. This family did no wrong, & have shown me great kindness- with silence, with actions, & finally with words- they spoke on my behalf to the court, & we had a private talk afterwards. All I will say about that is that they were very kind to me & displayed the utmost strength & class, & wished me a good life.

“They just want to get on with their lives the best they can. I wish them only the best, & will keep them in my thoughts & prayers. Please do the same- think good thoughts of them & healing thoughts for them. Trust me, they are good people, & I mean that from the bottom of my heart. They did NOTHING wrong. This picture is from Kutna Hora, at the Sedlec Ossuary. I was there yesterday- like Prague, it is an amazing place. About this city, Kafka wrote: “Prague doesn’t let go…This old crone has claws. One has to yield, or else.” I have found this to be true. I am yielding, I am leaving a part of myself here, I think. Some bit of me will always roam these streets at night, & that is only fitting. Now I will go home & try to see what good I can make come out the destruction that occurred here- it is the only correct thing to do. Rest in peace, Daniel Nosek.”

Lamb Of God play Bloodstock in August

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Brisbane’s Brazen Bull has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Adam Taylor: “It brings us great sadness to announce that Adam Taylor our bass player and close friend has decided to retire from the brazen bull project.

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French avantgarde act XCIII has revealed the album cover and track listing for the band’s upcoming album “Like a Fiend in a Cloud.” The album will be released February 25th, 2013 via Naturmacht Productions. The band is also streaming a new song titled “Bal Macabre,” which can be heard below.

1. Reverie Nocturne
2. Bal Macabre
3. Hibernal Sadness
4. Feathers
5. Autums Call
6. Perpetual Place
7. Bal Macabre – Epilogue
8. Like a Fiend in a Cloud


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