Former Anal Cunt Guitarist Josh Martin Passes Away Following Escalator Fall

As first reported by Vanyaland, former Anal Cunt guitarist Josh Martin has died at the age of 46 following an escalator fall. He joined the band in 1996 before leaving in 2001, then returning in 2006, where he stayed until the group’s demise in 2011, following the death of vocalist Seth Putnam. He was also a member of such bands as Adolf Satan and Impaled Northern Moonforest.

“According to Providence Police, the man fell off an escalator from the upper level to the food court area around 10:45 p.m., sustaining severe head trauma,” reports WPRI. “He later died from his injuries. Officials say the incident appears to be completely accidental and there is no indication that the victim intentionally jumped or was pushed.”

WPRI did not cite Martin in its report, but Vanyaland has confirmed with the musician’s friends that it was him who took the fatal fall.

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Inanimate Existence Vocalist Cameron Porras Denies All Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,

–Cam“

The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

Her statement reads as follows:

“I was raped by Cameron when I was 16. I tried to report it, and went to the ER, but things didn’t work out. Reporting rape is not as easy as people may think. Not only do victims have to retell the traumatic story over and over, but there is a big chance that there will be no justice.

Cameron says I’m lying, and people who experience rape should report it right away. I did try to report it right away, the records at the ER prove this, and no one pays for ER bills for something they make up. We were paying the bills from that visit to the ER for years after this incident.

I’m not a liar just because I used to cut myself when I was 16. People who cut themselves might want to take their own life, but there is no correlation to cutting and wanting to hurt other people directly. Saying that people who cut themselves are likely to make things up is a terrible thing to say about those who do suffer with suicidal thoughts. Wanting to take your own life is different then someone who wants to hurt others.

I have been suffering with thoughts of not being able to get justice, and worries that others may have went through what I went through. I wish that I could have prevented their suffering, because since The Faceless made this post, two other victims have come forward and said that they had a similar experience with Cameron. Who knows how many others there are. This is simply heartbreaking.

In Cameron‘s post about me, he never addressed the fake photo shopped screen shots that he took. He photo shopped words into my mouth before I even saw that he messaged me. When he was asked by his band manager to take a video of this supposed message, Cameron refused.

Why would an innocent man refuse to prove that he did not photo shop a message to make himself look innocent? Why would an innocent person try to lie to make himself look innocent if he has nothing to hide? I have attached the photo shopped messages, and the real messages that I replied saying to him.

When I replied to him saying why did you photo shop words in my mouth, all he said was that he was going to get an attorney. Even his band mate, Ron, messaged me, and told me to lie or else he would get a lawyer. I attached this message for you all as well.

Why did IE post jokes on their page saying “they like to vape” when addressing these allegations? You know what “vape” rhymes with? It rhymes with RAPE. This should not be a joking matter. If someone makes serious allegations against you it should not be joked about, and they even had the nerve to say the allegations were “not as serious as they seem”. Somehow rape is not that serious. Okay?

Another thing that is heart breaking is all the victim shaming on this post and the Metal Sucks article. I am completely disgusted with these comments, and they are blatantly blaming the victim for everything. It is not my fault that this happened ten years ago, and when I did try to report it things did not work out. I knew Cameron long before IE.

I met this guy over a decade ago, and had no sexual interest in him what so ever. Stop victim blaming, everyone victim blaming is making the metal subculture look bad. You guys wonder why the metal heads in all the movies are the bad guy? It’s because of people like that- victim shaming.

So many people are saying why wasn’t this reported or taken to the police- it was. Justice in not just magically served, the judicial system and hospitals are not perfect.

Another thing about that- to all of you victim shaming and saying horrendous things about me, and then saying I should report it: you wonder why people don’t report it. It’s people like you, doubting victims, shaming them, saying I asked for it, and blaming me, that make people afraid to come forward with rape allegations and charges.

It is this kind of behavior that scares women from reporting rape. Everyone who victim shamed here is part of the problem. Those commenters are the reason why people don’t report this. All this hatred will tear apart any strong person.

I don’t owe you an explanation, I’m only posting this to prove that the members of The Faceless are good people, and that this is 100% real. They did not turn their backs on me and carry on. They actually took action and did the right thing, and that, I want to thank you all for. Thank you.”

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Pro-Pain Vocalist Assaulted And Robbed In Brussels

Pro-Pain has officially cancelled upcoming tour dates after vocalist / bassist Gary Meskil was violently assaulted and robbed in Brussels earlier this week. The band issued this update via Facebook:

“This past Monday night, Gary was the victim of a robbery and attempted murder in Brussels. He was pick-pocketed of cash, credit card, and passport, struck on the head with an ice pick and then subsequently attacked by a gang of individuals.

“The police have confiscated more than one weapon and they have established the identities of some of the suspects. Gary was quickly admitted to ICU after suffering head trauma (including several fractures to his face and jaw) and massive blood loss.

“Since then he has stabilized and is trying his best to recover, but future surgery may be necessary. We regret to inform the fans that the shows scheduled for Roeselare (July 7th) and Osnabruck (July 8th) are now officially cancelled.

“We will make sure to keep you all informed of any other cancellations and on Gary’s progress. Thanks for your support at this difficult time.”

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Powerflo Premieres New Song & Video “Victim Of Circumstance” From Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Powerflo premieres a new song and music video “Victim Of Circumstance”, taken from the upcoming self-titled album, which will be released June 23rd on New Damage Records. The band also feature former members of Cypress Hill, Fear Factory, Downset.

Check out now “Victim Of Circumstance” below.

Comments vocalist Sen Dog (also of Cypress Hill) of the track:

“I wrote the song after watching a few episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, ‘The First 48,’ which is a show about people getting caught up in street life and eventually getting twisted up by the Feds or local law enforcement. This show depicts how fucked up most of the kids in America’s inner cities got it…the loss of innocent life along with outright cold-blooded murderers who have chosen to kill at will. The result of their offenses affects not just their victim’s family but whole communities.”

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Bury The Machines Premieres New Song “A Victim’s Tears” From Upcoming New EP “Wicked Covenant”

Doom metal unit Bury The Machines premieres a new song entitled “A Victim’s Tears”, taken from the upcoming new EP “Wicked Covenant”, which will be out in stores June 9, 2017 via Midnite Collective. The EP will be available on CD, Cassette, and digital formats.

Check out now “A Victim’s Tears” below.

Wicked Covenant by Bury the Machines

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Shredmonton Fest Offering Free Digital 2017 Sampler

Edmonton, AB’s loudest indoor metal festival and conference Shredmonton – presented by Prairie Fire Events Ltd – is offering metal fans a free digital sampler of headbanging tunes from bands on this year’s line up. Listen in below or grab your own digital copy at Bandcamp here.

Featuring some of the heaviest acts from across Canada to rumble the Alberta prairies, this year’s Shredmonton will be headlined by Vancouver power titans Unleash The Archers, Winnipeg’s doom funeral Psychotic Gardening, and Edmonton gore masters Bleed from Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th 2017 at the Mercury Room.

This year’s festival also features an all ages event on the Sunday date, as well as the return of the all-ages industry conference aspect, which includes panels on publicity & promotion, festival booking plus vocal, guitar and recording / live sound clinics.

ShrEdmonton organizer Tyson Travnik comments: “We’re very proud to be able to focus this year’s festival on showcasing bands that we feel have supported past Canadian festivals plus helped their local scenes flourish. Focusing on keeping this year’s experience intimate, yet retaining top-shelf quality is something that I think will set 2017 apart from events we’ve done in the past.”

Shredmonton 2017 Shredder Sampler by Shredmonton

The free digital sampler’s track listing is as follows:

1. Assimilation – Sigil Of The False God 03:20
2. Bleed – Hate March Kill 03:55
3. Days I Die – The Rise 04:30
4. Disturb The Dead – We Are The Ones 02:29
5. Eye of Horus – The Nithing 04:15
6. Gatekeeper – Victims of Sacrifice 04:47
7. Krepitus – Apex Predator 03:28
8. Leave The Living – Word Of A Whore 03:43
9. Osyron – Gallery of Fools 04:59
10. Psychotic Gardening – Origin of The Infection 04:22
11. Scarlet Serenity – Victim 03:17
12. Sleeping In Traffic – Listen Up! 06:20
13. Voltang – Garbage People 03:42

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1000 Drops Of Venom Releases 1st Song “To Their Doom”

From Syracuse, New York, arises a vicious new act founded by members of some of the area’s most prolific acts, welcome 1000 Drops Of Venom!

From the torch bearers that put the sound of one of the worlds prime metallic hardcore origins on the map, 1000 Drops Of Venom was forged by a cast of musicians who have helped create the Syracuse sound, with vocalist Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Freya), guitarist Jonathan Dennison (The Promise, Unholy, The Path Of Resistance), drummer Andy Miller (Unholy), and bassist Chris Reilly comprising the brutal backline.

The debut recordings have just been completed, and are now being finalized for a 7″ EP release, which features four by-the-throat tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Doug White at Watchman Studios in Buffalo, New York (Gym Class Heroes, Brutal Truth, Psyopus).

The release will be issued in the coming months, on a label to be announced at a later time. For now, the band has leaked one track from the record as an early warning of what’s to come. Issues Jonathan Dennison of this new venture:

“Well, talks of starting a new band together with Karl has finally materialized. I think fans of our past and present bands will like what we’re doing. Musically this band represents how we feel and some things never change.”

Karl Buechner continues, “JD and I became friends back when Another Victim toured with Earth Crisis in the nineties. Since then we have played music together in Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, and Freya at different points. It was only a matter of time before we put a band together on our own. Our beliefs and our take on metal and hardcore are identical. There is genuine hatred in this music but it’s not back to square one. I think it’s the best elements of what were known for.”

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Saint Vitus Streams Live Version Of “The Bleeding Ground”

Saint Vitus is now streaming a third new track from forthcoming live album, “Live Vol. 2.” Check out “The Bleeding Ground” below.

“Live Vol. 2” will be released by Season of Mist on Sept. 23 worldwide and captures a dominating, Wino-fronted 2013 Euro festival headline set from the “Lillie: F-65” line-up. The track listing is as follows:

1. War Is Our Destiny
2. Look Behind You
3. Let Them Fall
4. The Bleeding Ground
5. Patra (Petra)
6. The Troll
7. The Waste Of Time
8. White Stallions
9. Thirsty And Miserable
10. Dying Inside
11. Born Too Late

“Marbles in the Moshpit” track list (available in deluxe versions only)
1. Saint Vitus
2. White Magic/Black Magic
3. Zombie Hunger
4. Hallow’s Victim
5. War Is Our Destiny
6. Prayer For The (M)asses
7. White Stallions
8. Darkness

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Music Video For New Song “Driller Killer” Issued By Psykosis

Off the back of a blistering performance last weekend at Bloodstock Festival, Irish Thrashers Psykosis today unveiled a new music video for “Driller Killer,” the first single from the debut full length album “Welcome To The Psyko Ward.” Check it out on the player below.

Frontman Grant Walsh comments, “We chose ‘Driller Killer’ as our single because it shows a lot of playing styles and is a good example of what the album is sounding like. It’s fast, catchy, funky and thrashy, you can bang your head, sing along or dance to it.”

“The song is written about the serial Killer Jeffery Dalmer, who used to drill into his victims brains and pour eroding acid into the drill hole to make his victim a lifeless drone to obey his every command, so we thought that was pretty cool topic, and started writing ‘Driller Killer’.”

The track list for the album is:

1. Rise To Fall
2. Hunt To Kill
3. Driller Kller
4. Mortar Platoon
5. Tag Your Dead
6. Terror At 3am
7. Toxic Fugitive

Check out “Driller Killer” here:

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Saint Vitus Posts “White Stallions” Live Recording

Saint Vitus is streaming another new track from forthcoming live album, “Live Vol. 2.” Check out “White Stallions” below, courtesy of Blabbermouth.net.

“Live Vol. 2” will be released by Season of Mist on September 23rd worldwide and captures a dominating, Wino-fronted 2013 Euro festival headline set from the “Lillie: F-65” line-up. The track listing is:

1. War Is Our Destiny (available here)
2. Look Behind You
3. Let Them Fall
4. The Bleeding Ground
5. Patra (Petra)
6. The Troll
7. The Waste Of Time
8. White Stallions
9. Thirsty And Miserable
10. Dying Inside
11. Born Too Late

“Marbles in the Moshpit” track list (available in deluxe versions only)
1. Saint Vitus
2. White Magic/Black Magic
3. Zombie Hunger
4. Hallow’s Victim
5. War Is Our Destiny
6. Prayer For The (M)asses
7. White Stallions
8. Darkness

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