Nasty Savage Bassist Richard Bateman Passes Away

Florida thrash metal veterans Nasty Savage has announced that their bassist, Richard Bateman, suffered a heart attack and passed away on Wednesday, September 5th.

A message from the band states: “It is with deep sadness to announce Richard Bateman has passed away today. We are all devastated. God Bless his family, God Bless Richard Bateman. RIP Brother.”

Guitarist David Austin issued the following statement: “My longtime friend Richard Bateman has passed away from a heart attack, absolutely devastated, extraordinary bass playing that he did with Nasty Savage especially Penetration Point, I can’t even put it into words, absolutely devastated. I hope the metal community will surround his family with open arms and give them the comfort that they need at this moment and time, I’m completely shocked. Love you Richard may he rest in peace, genuine loving person and extraordinary bass player to say the least.”

Bateman had four stints with the band, beginning in 1988 until the band’s initial dissolution two years later. He returned in 1998, then again from 2002 until 2012, then finally returned in 2016.

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Akribi Gearing Up To Record New Album

Guitarist David Lidell from Swedish band Akribi has checked in with the following announcement about working on new material:

“Hey! We’ve been spending most of our time these past few months working on the pre-production of our next album. In November we will enter Crehate Studios to start recording drums. Oscar, the bearded gentleman below, will be behind the wheel. It’s gonna be awesome! “

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CHASTAIN announces release date

The newly reformed CHASTAIN, with Leather back on vocals, have announced that the release date of their new CD “SURRENDER TO NO ONE” will be November 19th on Leviathan Records Worldwide. Guitarist David T. Chastain says: “Leather sounds better than ever and musically we picked up as if we never left off! We had numerous […]

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Reformed CHASTAIN announces new album and track titles

Guitarist David T. Chastain and vocalist Leather Leone have reformed the original CHASTAIN. The band has announced the release of a new album titled “Surrender to No One.” David and Leather have been writing material since January and have solidified the tracks for the new CD. Also back in the saddle is original bassist Mike […]

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