GWAR are the almighty purveyors of intergalactic thrash metal. After landing on Earth, the group of aliens chose to make human ears bleed through punk rock and heavy metal. There have been many beings which have circulated within GWAR during the band's lifespan, but unbeknownst to most humans, the members of GWAR also take human form.
The nine members of Slipknot were able to keep their faces well-hidden for many years, but with the rise in popularity of the band Stone Sour, which features vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, along with the unmasked interviews within the 2006 'Voliminal: Inside the Nine' DVD, Slipknot's identities were eventually revealed.
Only two months after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, the grunge legend's widow and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love lost yet another important figure in her life. Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff, like Cobain, also suffered from heroin addiction, overdosing in 1994 at the age of 27.
Mars Volta "sound manipulator" Jeremy Michael Ward was an integral part of the experimental band. After the internal collapse of At the Drive-In, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed the Mars Volta, recruiting Ward immediately for the project.
Dave Alexander, original bassist for the Stooges, was a true punk rock pioneer. Joining forces with Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton and Ron Asheton, Alexander began to blueprint the genre of punk with his three bandmates in 1967.
After the deaths of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin all at the age 27, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain added his own name to the list after committing suicide in 1994. And it was Cobain's death that really brought the notion of a ‘27 Club' to the public eye.
Queensryche has experienced somewhat of a rebirth as of late. Well … technically two rebirths, but we're talking about the Todd La Torre-fronted incarnation of the iconic heavy metal band. Geoff Tate's Queensryche? Not so much.
The return of Gorguts will surely be seen as one of the most meaningful comebacks in death metal history. 12 years since the band unleashed 'From Wisdom to Hate,' a new Gorguts record, 'Colored Sands' was released digitally on Aug. 6.
2013 marks the much anticipated return of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails with their new disc Hesitation Marks out on Sept. 3. Marking the first new material heard from the NIN camp since 2008, there's no surprise that the excitement surrounding the first single ‘Came Back Haunted' was at an all time high.
The song, true to Nine Inch Nails form, mixes indus
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