Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Reveals He Recently Battled Prostate Cancer

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford has revealed that he recently underwent a battle with prostate cancer. Fortunately, the frontman has since gone into remission.

Halford told Consequence the following:

“I had my little cancer battle a year ago, which I got through and that’s in remission now, thank God. That happened while we were all locked down, so things happen for a reason as far as time sequence of events. I have nothing but gratitude to be at this point in my life, still doing what I love the most.”

He also discussed his cancer battle in a new chapter that was added to the paperback edition of his memoir “Confess.” In the book, he revealed that he had a prostatectomy in July 2020 before more cancer was found around his prostate earlier this year. He then had to undergo radiation treatment for that and also had to undergo an appendectomy after a tumor was found on his appendix. Halford said the following about that:

“It’s been a draining year, I can’t deny it, but I’m delighted to have come through it. I feel like I’ve had the most thorough MOT that a Metal God can have.”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Says He Is Now “Cancer Free”

Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus has revealed that he is now “cancer free.” The good news comes after the musician previously underwent chemo after being diagnosed with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hoppus issued the following statement:

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!! Thank God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love. Still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal, but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”

Deeds Of Flesh To Play First U.S. Show In Over 15 Years At 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Deeds Of Flesh have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. The set will serve as the band’s first U.S. show in over 15 years.

The group commented:

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be playing the Maryland Deathfest in May of 2022. It will be our first show on U.S. soil in over 15 years! The set list will contain songs from a mix of old and new albums. Let the pummeling begin!

UPDATE: This is likely to be THE ONLY U.S. show in 2022. We won’t be adding any dates around Maryland, so get your asses there if you want to see the show. Power Plant Live on Saturday, May 28, 2022″

The festival is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Asthma Castle, Acid Witch, Cough, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci), Primitive Man, Warmask, and Yautja.

May 26 (Soundstage): Funerus, Limbsplitter, Mortiferum, Putrid Pile, Scattered Remnants, and Skeletal Remains.

May 26 (Power Plant Live!): Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot): Atheist, Bloodbath, Carcass, Graveyard, Massacre, Monstrosity, Obituary, Suffocation, and Scorched.

May 27 (Rams Head Live): Blaze Of Perdition, Panzerfaust, The Ruins Of Beverast, and Spite.

May 27 (Soundstage): ACxDC, Antichrist, At War, Blood Feast, Cloud Rat, Fistula, Fuck The Facts, Miasmatic Necrosis, and No/Mas.

May 27 (Power Plant Live!): Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot): Cancer, Cardiac Arrest, Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“), Cerebral Rot, Coroner, Dismember, Enforced, Imprecation, Novembers Doom, Onslaught, Triptykon, and Vircolac.

May 28 (Rams Head Live): Impure, Avslut, Necrophobic, and Nifelheim.

May 28 (Soundstage): Backslider, Cadaveric Incubator, Flesh Parade, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Malignant Altar, Napalm Raid, Skitsystem, and Throaat.

May 28 (Power Plant Live!): Deeds Of Flesh and Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench.

May 29 (Edison Lot): Blood Incantation, Demilich, Destruction, Divine Eve, Hypocrisy, Morbid Angel, Necrofier, Nocturnus AD, Nunslaughter, Sacrilegia, Triumph Of Death, and Valkyrja.

May 29 (Rams Head Live): Archgoat, Devil Master, Dark Fortress, and Sacramentum (performing “Far Away From The Sun” in full)

May 29 (Soundstage): Antichrist Siege Machine, Birdflesh, Butcher ABC, General Surgery, Gravesend, Shock Narcotic, Warfck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

May 29 (Power Plant Live!): Exhorder

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, And Enforced Added To 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Max & Iggor Cavalera, Morbid Angel, Destruction, and Enforced have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. That event is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29, 2022 and the updated daily lineups can be found below. Notably, the Cavalera brothers plan to perform songs from Sepultura’s “Beneath The Remains” and “Arise“ during their set.

Lineup:

May 26 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Asthma Castle
  • Acid Witch
  • Cough
  • Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
  • Primitive Man
  • Warmask
  • Yautja

May 26 (at Soundstage):

  • Funerus
  • Limbsplitter
  • Mortician
  • Mortiferum
  • Putrid Pile
  • Scattered Remnants
  • Skeletal Remains

May 27 (at Edison Lot):

  • Atheist
  • Bloodbath
  • Carcass
  • Graveyard
  • Massacre
  • Monstrosity
  • Obituary
  • Suffocation
  • Scorched

May 27 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Blaze of Perdition
  • Panzerfaust
  • Spite

May 27 (at Soundstage):

  • ACxDC
  • Antichrist
  • At War
  • Blood Feast
  • Cloud Rat
  • Fistula
  • Fuck the Facts
  • Miasmatic Necrosis
  • No/Mas
  • Vio-lence

May 28 (at Edison Lot):

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
  • Cerebral Rot
  • Coroner
  • Dismember
  • Enforced
  • Imprecation
  • Novembers Doom
  • Onslaught
  • Triptykon
  • Vircolac

May 28 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Impure
  • Avslut
  • Necrophobic
  • Nifelheim

May 28 (at Soundstage):

  • Backslider
  • Cadaveric Incubator
  • Flesh Parade
  • Haemorrhage
  • Holy Cost
  • Impaled
  • Malignant Altar
  • Napalm Raid
  • Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
  • Skitsystem
  • Throaat

May 29 (at Edison Lot):

  • Blood Incantation
  • Demilich
  • Destruction
  • Divine Eve
  • Hypocrisy
  • Morbid Angel
  • Necrofier
  • Nocturnus AD
  • Nunslaughter
  • Sacrilegia
  • Triumph of Death
  • Valkyrja

May 29 (at Rams Head Live):

  • Archgoat
  • Devil Master
  • Dark Fortress
  • Sacramentum (performing ‘Far Away From The Sun‘ in its entirety)

May 29 (at Soundstage):

  • Antichrist Siege Machine
  • Birdflesh
  • Butcher ABC
  • Exhorder
  • General Surgery
  • Gravesend
  • Shock Narcotic
  • Warfck
  • Whoresnation
  • Zombie Assault

RATT’s Stephen Pearcy Battling Liver Cancer

During a recent interview with Laughingmonkeymusic, RATT’s Stephen Pearcy revealed that he is battling liver cancer. The singer says he was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.

Pearcy said the following:

“How I found out is just through a blood test. I had hepatitis. Well, then, getting another checkup, I found out, ‘By the way, you’ve got a bit of cancer thing going there. We’ve gotta get in there.’ Then your whole world changes. Still, I didn’t feel like it needed to be out there until I started feeling guilty. Like, ‘Wow, man, I can help some people.’ Get blood tests. Take care of yourself.”

He also added:

“Everything’s kind of copacetic now. I’m on a ritual and monitoring things. I don’t know why I’m still here, but, look, I’m appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it’s such a drag. But it’s under control.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

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
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

Thursday, May 26th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortician
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Atheist
Blaze of Perdition
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Panzerfaust
Scorched
Spite
Suffocation

Friday, May 27th 2022
@ Soundstage:
ACxDC
Antichrist
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Vio-lence

Saturday, May 28th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Avslut
Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Imprecation
Impure
Necrophobic
Nifelheim
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

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

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Edison Lot & Rams Head Live:
Archgoat
Blood Incantation
Dark Fortress
Demilich
Devil Master
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Sacramentum
Triumph of Death
Valkyrja

Sunday, May 29th 2022
@ Soundstage:
Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
Exhorder
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfck
Whoresnation
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: