Phil Baheux of Belgian metal band Channel Zero passed away on Aug. 10 at age 45.
Los Angeles heavy metal / speed metal veterans Hellion lost former bassist Teddy Days on July 17, when his death was formally announced via Hellion's Facebook page. Days was 48 years old.
Behold! the Monolith singer / bassist Kevin McDade died tragically in a car accident on June 21.
Lordi have been huge in Europe for a long time and are continuing to break through to international audiences, as well. Formed in 1992, the Finnish hard rock / heavy metal monsters have released six full-length albums and made history by winning the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with their performance of 'Hard Rock Hallelujah.'
It's pretty damn difficult to find a picture of guitarist Buckethead without his trademark mask and KFC 'Funeral' bucket. However, when the bucket and mask are removed, you'll see a man named Brian Patrick Carroll.
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.
American Head Charge lost their beloved guitarist Bryan Ottoson in the middle of a 2005 tour with Mudvayne. The band found Ottoson dead lying on a sleeping bunk on the group's tour bus.