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R.I.P. Paul Gray

May 25, 2010 3 comments

Friends, class mates, juvenile¬†delinquents, yesterday was a ¬†sad day in the metal world. Paul Gray, bassist of heavy metal-superpower SlipKnot, has passed away at 38. Gray was found in his hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa by an employee. No evidence of foul play was discovered, and an autopsy is scheduled for today (May 25, 2010). He had a history of drug problems – including an arrest for possession in 2003, but friends and band-mates have denied that he was currently suffering from addiction. Also, no signs of drug usage were found at his death scene, and the chance of the death being drug-related has been deemed “slim”.

Obviously, I never knew the man, but from what I’ve seen of him in interviews and on-stage, he seemed like a great man who loved what he did. He had a great sense of humor, and a good personality, and somehow made that mask look a bit less intimidating. Along with the recent passing of Ronnie James Dio, the metal world has suffered great loss these past few weeks. Paul was an incredible bassist, and he will be missed. If there is a heaven, we all know that he’s up there rockin’ with Dio right now. Rest in peace.

As for SlipKnot as a band, no statements have been made from Gray’s band mates about his death, and as to whether or not SlipKnot will continue after this loss is left to speculation.

… and I swear to God, if Westboro Baptist even goes near his funeral like they plan to at Dio’s, there’s gonna be hell to pay.

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BREAKING – Trent Reznor Announces New Band

After Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails completed their final tour last year, it was left unclear what would become of Reznor and his one-man industrial metal project. He announced that he would continue work under the name of Nine Inch Nails, and would compose more music for the television show Fringe (His song Discipline was featured in the show last year).

Yesterday, Kerrang! Magazine reported that Trent Reznor has announced a brand new band, How To Destroy Angels. The band will consist of Trent and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig. Little is currently know about Destroy Angels, but its reported that the husband-wife duo plan to release a debut EP this summer.

For some NIN-esque teaser trailers for the band, visit http://www.howtodestroyangels.com

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