Former Suffocation Guitarist Guy Marchais Diagnosed With Hodgkins Lymphoma

Former Suffocation guitarist Guy Marchais has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer in the blood which attacks the immune system in the body and lymph nodes. A fundraiser has been set up for him, on which a statement reads:

“On January 19th, 2018, we found out that Guy Marchais was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a blood cancer effecting the body’s immmune system and lymph nodes. This comes just 80 days after his niece was diagnosed with the same exact thing. Although not genetic, lighting struck twice in our family. I’m calling to everyone to donate what you can. Even with health insurance, bills are piling up in the thousands. There are many more tests to be done before starting his treatment plan on February 5th, which includes chemo and possibly radiation. Our family is struggling and could really use your help.”

To donate to this campaign, click here

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Lamb Of God To Release New Song & EP “The Duke” Inspired By Fan’s Cancer Battle

Randy Blythe – vocalist of Lamb Of God – shares the story of Wayne Ford, a fan he first met at a show a few years ago. Wayne was engaged in a brave battle against leukemia that he ultimately lost in early 2015.

Randy and Wayne fast became friends during their time together and his life and cancer fight inspired a song entitled “The Duke”, which was recorded during Lamb Of God’s sessions for the band’s latest album “VII: Sturm und Drang”. “The Duke” didn’t appear on the album, instead an EP for that track titled “The Duke” is set for a December 02 release date.

Blythe shares the story of Ford‘s fight and their friendship in the below video. I you’re interested in doing your part against Leukemia & Lymphoma, you find more info via The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Be The Match.

The release is to feature the following tracks:

01 – “The Duke”
02 – “Culling”
03 – “Still Echoes” (live at “Rock am Ring”)
04 – “512” (live at “Rock am Ring”)
05 – “Engage The Fear Machine” (live at “Bonnaroo”)

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Geezer Butler Confirms Tony Iommi Has Written Two New Songs For New Black Sabbath Release

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler issued a studio update on the progress of the much anticipated new Black Sabbath album, the first album with the original lineup in 33 years. Earlier this month, Tony Iommi was diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma.

Butler posted an update on his official web site, which reads:

“Today [January 19th] we got the engines back up and running at Tony’s home studio. Far from being down and depressed about his lymphoma diagnosis, Tony had already written the music for two new songs, and I must say it has given us all a kick up the rump — it’s great to hear him churning out those riffs again, assuaging the Demon C. Takes more than that to stop Tony. Can’t wait for you all to hear our workings; it has been great working on this stuff.

“I want to thank the lovely encouraging emails sent to this site giving Tony love and encouragement and great vibes. It really does help, not only Tony, but us as a band — it raises up our spirits and restores our faith in this tarnished world.

“SABB fans are good people. Time and again, you have proven your faith in us and boosted our endeavour.

“Thanks, love, peace.”

The new Black Sabbath album is expected in this fall of 2012.

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