Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Shares Update On His Battle With Cancer: “Scans Indicate That The Chemo Is Working”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has shared a positive update regarding his battle with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He said the following:

“Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news. I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer. Just gotta keep fighting…”

Carcass, Triptykon, Etc. Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Carcass, Triumph Of Death, Triptykon, Mortiferum, Devil Master, Yautja, Scorched, and Cardiac Arrest have been added to the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“There are just a few more bands that will be announced soon to finalize the lineup.

This announcement could come as early as sometime next week.

We’ll be posting a breakdown of who is playing at Edison Lot and Rams Head Live on Friday, July 30th. For now, the bands playing at these 2 venues are listed together.

All other ticket options, including single day options, will go on sale on Monday, August 2nd at 10 am EST.

We also wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a variety of things to enhance your overall fest experience, particularly at Edison Lot.

We are arranging a shuttle system between Edison Lot and Soundstage/Rams Head that will enable you to see as many sets as possible.
Additionally, we are arranging for a significant amount of additional shaded areas at Edison Lot, more tables/seating, and a hydration station.
More info about all of this will be revealed as we move forward in the coming months.

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Rams Head Live:
Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Blaze of Perdition

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Soundstage:
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral Rot
Novembers Doom

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Holy Cost
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Blood Incantation
Dark Fortress
Devil Master
Divine Eve
Nocturnus AD
Triumph of Death

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Antichrist Siege Machine
Butcher ABC
General Surgery
Shock Narcotic
Zombie Assault“

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals The Type Of Cancer He Is Battling

During a recent livestream on Twitch, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus further opened up about his battle with cancer. The musician also revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is the same type of cancer his mother previously beat.

Hoppus said the following:

“It’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which is, I think the highest that it goes.”

He also discussed an upcoming PET scan, which will reveal if his chemotherapy treatments are working:

“Ideally I go in tomorrow and they say, ‘Congratulations! Your chemotherapy has worked and you are all done and you’ll never have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life.’ Even if the cancer’s totally gone from my whole body, they give me three more rounds of chemo just to make sure.”

Hoppus went on to describe the side effects that the chemotherapy has had on him:

“The first chemo, I felt like I was a zombie that fell onto an electric fence and was just being shocked… The second round of chemo, I just felt very weak and tired. Really just like the worst flu ever. The third round of chemo, I started retching. Nauseous and that whole thing.”

“Let me tell you something that is real, and it absolutely sucks — a side effect of the chemotherapy is you get something called ‘chemo brain.’ And for me, I forget things that I just should have on call like people’s names, song titles, anything.”

Despite his diagnosis, the musician says he is trying to remain positive:

“We’re beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time.”

[via Loudwire]

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Undergoes Successful Gastrectomy

Earlier today (July 12), Exodus’ Tom Hunting underwent a full gastrectomy amid his battle with cancer. His bandmate Gary Holt shared the following update on Instagram:

“GREAT NEWS!!So Tom came out of surgery about 45 minutes ago, he’s still heavily sedated but everything went according to plan. Gastrectomy complete, heavily sedated but all cancer and mesothelioma nodules removed . He’s a warrior. I’ll give updates later as I get them, been a stress filled day, thank you to everyone for all the positive vibes . Much metal love🤘🏻❤️”

He also shared a video message from Hunting that was recorded before the operation:

[via The PRP]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus: “I’m Determined To Kick Cancer’s Ass Directly In The Nuts”

As previously reported, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus recently revealed that he is currently battling cancer. Now, the musician has shared a new health update via Twitter:

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Diagnosed With Cancer

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has sadly been diagnosed with cancer. The musician issued the following statement:

“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”

[via Loudwire]

More Bands Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

More bands have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event will take place on May 26-29, 2022 in Baltimore, MD and the updated lineup includes: ACxDC, Acid Witch, Antichrist, Antichrist Siege Machine, Archgoat, Asthma Castle, Atheist, At War, Avslut, Backslider, Birdflesh, Blaze Of Perdition, Bloodbath, Blood Feast, Blood Incantation, Butcher ABC, Cadaveric Incubator, Cancer, Cerebral Rot, Cloud Rat, Coroner, Cough, Dark Fortress, Demilich, Dismember, Exhorder, Fistula, Flesh Parade, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in concert. A tribute to Lucio Fulci), Fuck The Facts, Galvanizer, General Surgery, Gravesend, Graveyard, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Hypocrisy, Impaled, Imprecation, Impure, Limbsplitter, Malignant Altar, Massacre, Miasmatic Necrosis, Monstrosity, Napalm Raid, Necrofier, Niflelheim, No/Mas, Nocturnus AD, Novembers Doom, Nunslaughter, Obituary, Onslaught, Panzerfaust Putrid Pile, Sacrilegia, Sacramentum, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, Shock Narcotic, Skeletal Remains, Skitsystem, Spite, Suffocation, Throaat, Valkyrja, Vio-lence, Vircolac, Warfuck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

Leeway’s Eddie Sutton Battling Lung Cancer, GoFundMe Launched

Leeway’s Eddie Sutton has sadly been diagnosed with lung cancer. You can help him out with medical bills by donating through GoFundMe.

Sutton commented:

“This campaign is a beginning to help Eddie cover some of his costs and expenses as he fights Stage 3 Adenocarcinoma. This is a form of lung cancer that can be aggressive and spread to other parts of the body, but we’ve already started scheduling chemotherapy at the end of the month because the sooner we bring the fight the better.

I spent a full week in the hospital getting all tests necessary and the doctors feel this can be treated. They at first found a malignant mass on the top part of my right lung which is the culprit that caused me pain for over 2 weeks before I walked into an ER…I didn’t have any healthcare at the time I’m now trying to acquire state healthcare (Medicaid) because this is going to be expensive even with healthcare

I need the help of my friends and family more than ever and I hope each of you know how much this means to me. I have a lot to look forward in life still and I don’t want to leave this world in such a condition

My love and respect to you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support”

Extreme Metal Artist Justin Bartlett Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Extreme metal artist Justin Bartlett, who has created album covers for Cadaver, Dragged Into Sunlight, Trap Them, etc., has sadly been diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer. You can help him out with medical bills by donating via GoFundMe.

Bartlett’s sister Ashley launched the GoFundMe campaign and she had the following to say:

“As I dropped him off at his Oncology appointment, I looked at my brother and I said, ‘Justin, this sucks so much.’ With pain and exhaustion in his eyes, he replied, ‘And… this is just the beginning.’ Shortly after that conversation, it was confirmed that my brother, Justin Bartlett, has Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer. We had our suspicions based on his symptoms, and the cryptic scan results that had been sent home with him from his latest emergency room stay. Since then, he’s already had three surgeries and is due to start chemotherapy soon.

Justin is one of my best friends. He’s funny, intelligent, generous and extremely talented. He has his own business working as a graphic designer & gallery artist — most famously in the heavy metal music genre. If you’re a metal fan, you’ve seen some of his album cover work and merchandise designs. He’s got a LONG road ahead of him, and needs help with medical and living expenses because he’s too exhausted and in pain to work.”

Bartlett himself also commented on social media:

“I haven’t had to share with the world that I have cancer before, so please excuse the mess. It doesn’t feel “real” sometimes that I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer a few weeks ago, but considering just 4 or 5 days before they thought it was pancreatic, I’ll take the lesser of the two evils.

It’s been a weird ride and is only going to get more weird I suppose. More surgeries, stents, chemo… strange that when this started out, I thought I pulled a back muscle.

Anyway, there’s been a good response and I wanted to thank you all so far for the help! Donations especially are welcome, it means a lot and it will definitely help me out. And if you can’t donate, sharing this on your social media would help me out.

Also due to my condition and time I have available, I’ve decided to shut down my art print store for the time being. If you ordered something in the last few days, expect a refund asap. However, there are plenty of ways you can buy shirts or other merch. I’ll have more info on those items as they come in.

If you’d like to read more about what is going on with me and how you can help, please read the information that my sister and mom put together over on GoFundMe. The link is on my profile. ( My sister especially put a lot of time into setting up the page and helping me out – thanks Ashley!!! / @fauxbias.forge )”

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Waylon Reavis (A Killer’s Confession, Ex-Mushroomhead) Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Waylon Reavis (A Killer’s Confession, ex-Mushroomhead) has revealed that he is currently battling colon cancer. The frontman says he was diagnosed with the disease two months ago.

Reavis discussed his diagnosis during a recent virtual “Headbangers Con” event:

“My heart crashed. My father passed away from this at 58 years old, and my mother passed at 39 from breast cancer. I was just waiting for my time. Luckily, they caught it early, and they were able to cut it all out. I have had four removed, but they keep growing fast. I have changed my entire diet, thanks to my wife and taking medications. I may have to battle this the rest of my life, but I am going to live my life happy and fight.”

He later added that his cancer battle and his father’s death have also influenced some of the material on the new A Killer’s Confession album:

“A couple of songs are about my cancer and about my father. Those songs mean a lot to me. I cannot wait for everyone to hear them. I’m really excited about this one. Every album I write is different and will never be the same as the others. This one is both heavy and melodic. I took myself back to my roots. It’s what the fans want, so I always like to give them what they have been waiting to hear.”

The record’s first single, “Remember,” is set to be released on January 27.

[via Blabbermouth]