Mark “The Shark” Shelton (Manilla Road) Dead At 60

Mark “The Shark” Shelton (Manilla Road) has passed away at the age of 60. No cause of death is available at this time. R.I.P.

Singer Bryan Patrick commented:

“I’m very sorry to announce today that my longtime brother and best friend since 1981 has passed through the Halls Of Valhalla,” Patrick wrote. “Mark W. Shelton, may you rest in peace!

“There will be more information within the next couple of days. There will be a GoFundMe page set up in order to get Mark back home to his family.

“My heart is shattered. Please take time today to love your loved ones and hold them close.”

The band also issued statement:

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton, founder and guitarist of Manilla Road.

“We are asking for help from our worldwide group of brothers and sisters to bring Mark’s body back to his family in Wichita, Kansas in the USA and to pay his hospital expenses which must be done before we can bring him home.

“Mark died in Germany following the Headbangers Open Air festival. The cost of bringing him home and his hospital bills are more than the band or his family has ready. Please donate to help Mark’s family, any amount will help. Any funds raised beyond our goal will be given directly to his family to help with the additional expenses which will arise from Mark’s death.

“Thank you for your generosity and may the lords of light be with you!”

Mastodon Added To 2017 Psycho Las Vegas

Mastodon have been added to the 2017 Psycho Las Vegas festival, which is set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on August 18-20. Check out the updated lineup: Ace Frehley, Black Anvil, Blood Ceremony, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Buzzov*en, Carcass, Celeste, Chelsea Wolfe, Cirith Ungol, Cloud Catcher, Code Orange, Conan, Corrosion Of Conformity, Cough, Cult Leader, Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas, Diamondhead, Domkraft, Earthless, Elephant Tree (Aka Flights), Eternal Tapestry, Fister, Floorian, Gatecreeper, GEQ, Gojira, Gost, Graf Orlock, Heavy Temple, Hollow Leg, Inter Arma, Khemmis, King Diamond (performing “Abigail“), Laura Pleasants & Special Guests, Magma, Manilla Road, Mastodon, Merlin, Minsk, Morne, Mothership, Mouth Of The Architect, Mulatu Astatke, Murder City Devils, Mustard Gas & Roses, Myrkur, Neurosis, North, Oathbreaker, Pelican, Pentagram, Psychic T, The Rods, Ruby The Hatchet, Sasquatch, Saturndust (AKA Flights), Sleep, Slo Burn, Slomatics, Snail, Sons Of Otis, Sumac, Summoner, Swans, The Skull, Toke, Urchin, Usnea, Vhol, Weedeater, Windhand, Wizard Rifle, Wolves In The Throne Room, Yawning Man, Year Of The Cobra, Youngblood Supercult, and Zeal & Ardor.

Ace Frehley, Gojira, Corrosion Of Conformity, Etc. Added To 2017 Psycho Las Vegas

More bands have been added to the 2017 Psycho Las Vegas festival, which is set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on August 18-20. Check out the updated lineup: Ace Frehley, Black Anvil, Blood Ceremony, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Buzzov*en, Carcass, Celeste, Chelsea Wolfe, Cirith Ungol, Cloud Catcher, Code Orange, Conan, Corrosion Of Conformity, Cough, Cult Leader, Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas, Diamondhead, Domkraft Earthless, Elephant Tree (Aka Flights), Eternal Tapestry, Fister, Floorian, Gatecreeper, GEQ, Gojira, Gost, Graf Orlock, Heavy Temple, Hollow Leg, Inter Arma, Khemmis, King Diamond (performing “Abigail“), Laura Pleasants & Special Guests, Magma, Manilla Road, Merlin, Minsk, Morne, Mothership, Mouth Of The Architect, Mulatu Astatke, Murder City Devils, Mustard Gas & Roses, Myrkur, Neurosis, North, Oathbreaker, Pelican, Pentagram, Psychic T, The Rods, Ruby The Hatchet, Sasquatch, Saturndust (AKA Flights), Sleep, Slo Burn, Slomatics, Snail, Sons Of Otis, Sumac, Summoner, Swans, The Skull, Toke, Urchin, Usnea, Vhol, Weedeater, Windhand, Wizard Rifle, Wolves In The Throne Room, Yawning Man, Year Of The Cobra, Youngblood Supercult, and Zeal & Ardor.

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Neurosis, Warning, Etc. Set For 2017 Days Of Darkness Festival

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest are presenting a new festival called Days Of Darkness on October 28-29. It will take place at Ram’s Head in Baltimore, MD and it will include: Neurosis, Warning (performing “Watching From A Distance“), Manilla Road, Elder, Gost, Unearthly Trance, Dalek, and Bongripper.