Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast/Rigor Mortis) Reveals That His Cancer Treatment Was Unsuccessful

Unfortunately, it appears that the treatments for Bruce Corbitt’s (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) esophageal cancer have been unsuccessful. At this point, doctors are saying he only has about two months to two years left to live. He revealed the extremely sad news in a series of Facebook posts, which you can read below.

Post 1:

“Bad news, ill give more details after I go get blood work with Chemo doctor. But my 7 month fight didn’t work. They say ill be lucky to make it another year.”

Post 2:

“There are no miracle cures going to save my situation. I know y’all mean well, but please spare me this don’t give up, don’t pay attention to their diagnosis and seek other hospitals a million miles away from me. None of that is going to happen. I won’t give up, but I’ve accepted there’s no chance. We can hope I make it another year or more if I’m lucky. But I’m mainly worried about having some quality life in my final days. So let’s see what kind of game plan we come up with. Love y’all and thanks again for helping me with this fight.”

Post 3:

“Chemo doc confirmed what I was already told….. I’m doomed. I’ll explain more details if I ever get my mind clear enough. Certainly they can’t predict an exact time ill die. It will obviously be longer or shorter than what they guess. But still same results in the end with no hopes of survival.

“Just added new appointment with my surgeon for in morning. After I see him the 3 of them will decide on a game plan and give me my options. But after what I was just told, I may not agree to their treatment options. Not because I’m giving up, but because I want to go out on my own terms.

“My regret now is not waiting to do the scan in early March. I would have at least had that time to think I still had hope. I would have probably been able to perform on April 21st when we renew our vows at the Rail Club. But if I agree to what they’re talking about doing, no way will I be able to perform that night. But hopefully I can at least renew my vows with Jeanna Corbitt. I feel so bad for her, she picked a lemon as a hubby and might be a widow before she reaches 50.

“I love y’all so much… fuck cancer!”

Post 4:

“Dear EVERYONE!

“I did my best to make myself and everyone else proud of me during this fight with Cancer. I’m not saying I’m giving up fighting when I report my results and prognosis. I will continue to fight until my last breath! I will also continue to try other cures besides those the specialists have tried.

“Anyway, I was also just told by my surgeon that there is no hope for me to beat this now. That’s 3 specialists that have all tried to find some way of still curing me after these recent scan results… and all 3 agree we can’t win now. I knew my surgeon would be the one to give me any hope at all if there was any at all… but he just couldn’t do it. He says his guess is it could be anywhere from 2 months to maybe 2 years…. living one year would be lucky. But of course no one can predict how fast this cancer will continue to spread and eventually kill me.

“What has happened is the cancer has spread into numerous lymph nodes around my Kidneys since the surgery 3 ½ months ago. It will continue to spread to other lymph nodes and then to my organs… we can only guess which one/ones that will be. Also there is some fluid in my left lung that could be benign or malignant.

“The specialists have talked over options like doing more chemo, or more radiation…. or both and then surgery… or just chemo and then surgery. But the surgeon admitted this would probably do more harm than good to remove these Lymph nodes… and it wouldn’t be a cure… or even guarantee I would live any longer. He said in his opinion I should take a little time to think about it. Then his 2 choices he suggested were that I just not do anything and try to live as good of life as I can in my time left. Or the other suggestion was to try one round of chemo and see if I can handle it.

“Remember I’m still very weak from this surgery and this time the chemo would be way more intense than the chemo he used on me months ago. Then if I can handle doing all the rounds of chemo… and a new scan showed it had done some good to the lymph nodes… then he would consider doing the surgery to remove them. But he said that the chances of that were like only 10% and that it still wouldn’t guarantee a longer life… or a much longer. So for those of you that are still wanting to have some kind of miracle… there is some slim and none hope left.

“Now they are also checking to see if my health insurance will cover me trying to go to MD Anderson in Houston for a few days to get a 2nd opinion and see if they have any other options. But my surgeon said they will just offer these same options… especially trying to give me chemo. But of course of insurance covers it… I will try anything. Just like I will continue to try cannabis oil and other types of cures some people believe in.

“Yes I’m in shock, devastated, discouraged, depressed, angry, upset etc. I fought so hard for 7 months. But I’ve only felt good maybe 3 weeks out of those 7 months. So my decision will take that into consideration. Because they are ready to start doing treatments very soon. But here I am in the last 2 weeks just now starting to feel better from the surgery… but still VERY WEAK. I still get winded very easily… so I’m probably still 2 or 3 months away from full recovery. So am I able mentally and physically to start over again with even more intense radiation and chemo etc.? I honestly don’t know!

“I may not have won this fight… but I did beat it longer than most would have. I got some extra time in life. I couldn’t have done it without my beautiful wife Jeanna Corbitt! The hardest part for me is just knowing that I will have to leave her. Seriously thanks all of you for believing in me and fighting hard right by my side. I know you will respect my decision on whether I continue anymore treatments or if I just live out the rest of my life.

“I may not get to finish my goals now… the book, the 2nd part of the Rigor documentary etc. But I’m still proud of everything I did accomplish as far as reaching other goals and dreams in my life. If I’m very lucky…. Maybe I will return to the stage one last time on April 21st… the night I renew my vows with Jeanna. That is one dream I hope I don’t have to give up too.

“So my friends… I admit I’m the last person ready to accept I’m going to die from this cancer. I love life so much! It’s hard to even concentrate on anything right now… time just goes so fast as it is. But it’s really going to go so fast for me now. I hope I get to spend some quality time with all of my friends before I go. Probably while I’m feeling decent is the best chance. Down the road I may get too sick to wanna see too many people. I know y’all will understand that too… if and when that time comes. I’m very thankful for having such a great Christmas and even a party on my Birthday last week. That night I will never forget…. I was feeling and looking good. I was so happy to see so many friends… and for that one night we were ALL were convinced I had beaten cancer. Thanks again y’all for throwing that party for me.

“FUCK CANCER and FUCK 2017!!!!”

You can help Corbitt out with medical bills HERE.

[via Metal Sucks]

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Watch Warbeast’s Music Video/18-Minute Horror Film For “Hitchhiker”

Warbeast have premiered a new music video/horror film for their song “Hitchhiker.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Enter The Arena,“ and the clip features a guest appearance from Ed Neal (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”).“Enter The Arena“ is the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt said the following:

“I’ve actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. So after we knew for sure that we were going to include a song called “Hitchhiker” on the new Warbeast album. Obviously the timing was right to make this old idea become a new reality.

The lyrics for the song are based on Ed’s character from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But this short film/music video is not related to that movie plot in any way. This is really just a silly script and a band having fun working on our final project together. Ed was a complete professional and great to work with… and we are excited to have him starring in this. But like I said… this film isn’t to be taken serious… so I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it.

Thanks to Michael Huebner and 12 Pound Productions for doing a great job filming and editing this video. I also got to give a shout-out to Lee Russell and Gas Monkey Live for allowing us to film the music portion of this film there.”

[via Metal Injection]

Warbeast Premiere New Song “Punishment For Gluttony”

Warbeast have premiered a new song titled “Punishment For Gluttony,” via Revolver. This song is from their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Corbitt said the following:

“To me this song is vintage Texas thrash and defines what Warbeast is all about … pure aggression and adrenaline from start to finish. For the lyrics, I envisioned a guy like Tony Montana, who does everything in life to the extreme. So much so that he becomes his own worst enemy.

There are some actual lines in this song directly from the movie Scarface that some of you will probably catch. Luckily before I had to retire we performed this song live several times … and it always got a good reaction from the crowd. So I’m really excited that the rest of the world is finally able to hear it.”

Watch Footage Of Warbeast Performing With Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast played their final show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14, and were joined by guest vocalists Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch). You can see some footage from the concert below. The band are retiring as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis, and their final album “Enter The Arena” will be available on August 4.


Warbeast Premiere New Song “Maze Of The Minotaur”

Warbeast have premiered a new song titled “Maze Of The Minotaur,” via Decibel. This song is from their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Scott Shelby said the following:

“I wanted write in a different mode than we normally do; some more mid-paced and slower breakdowns mixed with thrash,. So this happened to really stand out as a notable song. I’m also proud to break out my version of Tony Iommi leads from the Born Again era on this track. Then of course I gave it to Bruce and he roped it off with the crazy story of the ‘Maze Of The Minotaur.’”

Corbitt added:

“My favorite subjects to write about are obviously about horror, psychos, medieval times, and Greek mythology. I’ve wanted to write a song about the Minotaur for years. As soon as I heard the music Shelby came up with, I knew this was the one to capture the atmosphere. The chorus part of the music pretty much spoke to me and I could hear it actually saying the lyrics. That’s when you know it’s going to be a special song.”

Warbeast To Release Final Album “Enter The Arena” In August

Warbeast have announced that their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt said the following:

“We recorded ‘Enter The Arena‘ exactly a decade after we formed Warbeast. The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus.

The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like Warbeast. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

“Enter The Arena” Track Listing:

01. “Centuries Of Poisoned Soil”
02. “Punishment For Gluttony”
03. “Orchestration Of Violence”
04. “Maze Of The Minotaur”
05. “Hitchhiker”
06. “Chemicals Consuming”
07. “Enter The Arena”
08. “The Scalping”
09. “Conjuration With The Devil”
10. “Ancient Hate”