Ex-Mastery Drummer Seriously Injured in Bike Wreck, Terrible Tattoos + More
Speaking about the accident, Roy said, "The experience was surreal. I was knocked unconscious for almost 20 minutes and don't actually remember the accident itself, but the friend who was riding behind me said that as we came out of a turn, I hit debris or something that was on the road, instantly taking the rear wheel out from under me. It happened on an on-ramp to the highway, and he said we were only going between 60-70 km/h, with another vehicle ahead of us, so speed was not a factor. What really did it, however, was that after going down on the right side, the bike hooked up and flipped over top-side, taking me with it. And that's what really did the damage to me, and the bike. The sub-frame broke right off the back.
He plans to use his recovery time wisely, saying, "Obviously this accident has been a huge set-back to the new music and projects I've been working on, but it's also forced me into a situation where writing is the only thing I can do. I'll be posting lots of updates along with photos from the accident, as well as video footage and teasers of the demos I've been working on." Get better soon, Kevan! [Via Press Release]
There is a glut of bad rock tattoos out there. Like so bad they're not even ironic! There are enough awful ink accidents that Loudwire has managed to construct their THIRD list of worst rock tattoos. We don't doubt that a fourth and a fifth list are on the way, simply because of the wealth of source material out there. Take some time out of your day to gawk and marvel at the sheer badness of these tatts and skin/art offenses! Our faves? The Iron Maiden chest piece and the pitiful Phil Anselmo! Loudwire really unearthed some, uh, gems! Most of these tatts are best described as "mistakes." [Loudwire]
Impending Doom will bring their moshy metal to the masses all summer long. In between their stint on the Vans Warped Tour and the Scream Like You Mean It trek, the band will canvas the South and Southwestern region of the U.S. for a batch of headline dates. The tour launches July 5 in Little Rock and wraps July 16 in Albuquerque and features support from Within the Ruins, Molotov Solution, Erra and To Each His Own. The band's Baptized in Filth is out now. [Via eOne Press Release] [Facebook]
Street punkers The Casualties have signed with Season of Mist, the label known for trafficking in the darkest of metal arts. "We are joining the dark forces of Season Of Mist Records! We're more than honored to bring our blend of hardcore-street-thrash-punk to the battle to keep heavy music alive! We have a new album ready and we will see you all on the road everywhere in the world soon," gushed the band in a press release. The band has wrapped its SOM debut, which it recorded at Planet Z with Zeuss. Details are forthcoming, and the band will hit the road with Nekromantix, Down by Law and more on the "Tonight We Unite!" tour. [Via Season of Mist Press Release]