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]

Former Mushroomhead Members Launch New Bands Church & Doom Candy

Former members of Mushroomhead have reunited in two new bands. The two groups include Church, which features Thomas Church and Waylon Reavis, and Doom Candy, which features Thomas Church and Jeffrey Nothing. Church’s new EP “UnHUMAN Beings” will be released on August 16 and the first single “Become The Enemy” can be found below. Doom Candy’s new EP “Suicide Effects” will be released on September 27 and the first single “Cry Fire” can be found below as well.

[via The PRP]

Dead By Wednesday Premiere “I Will Define” Lyric Video Feat. Waylon Reavis (A Killer’s Confesstion, Ex-Mushroomhead)

Dead By Wednesday have premiered a lyric video for their song “I Will Define.” This song features guest vocals from Waylon Reavis (A Killer’s Confesstion, Ex-Mushroomhead), and it appears on the band’s latest album “Darkest Of Angels.”

Amerakin Overdose Premiere “Letting Go” Music Video Feat. Waylon Reavis (Ex-Mushroomhead)

Amerakin Overdose have premiered a new video for their song “Letting Go.” This song features guest vocals from Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), and it appears on the band’s latest album “The Great Amerakin Dream.“

A Killer’s Confession (Ex-Mushroomhead) Premiere “A Killer’s Confession” Lyric Video

A Killer’s Confession, the new band featuring Waylon Reavis (Ex-Mushroomhead), have premiered a lyric video for their track “A Killer’s Confession.” The song features Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, and it will appear on the band’s debut album, “Unbroken,“ which is set to be released on February 17.

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch To Guest On A New A Killer’s Confession Song

A Killer’s Confession, the new band featuring Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), have revealed that Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch will appear on their new song “A Killer’s Confession,” which will be available on Halloween (October 31). The band’s debut album, “Unbroken,“ will be released on February 17. In other news, the band’s first show will take place on December 17 at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, OH with Dead By Wednesday.

Waylon Reavis (Ex-Mushroomhead) Launches New Band A Killer’s Confession

Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead) has launched a new band called A Killer’s Confession. The band will release their debut album, “Unbroken,“ early next year via David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group. Check out an unmixed teaser below:

Reavis said the following:

“I am so proud of this project, and being able to come back with an absolutely KILLER record, with KILLER musicians. Anyone who has been a fan of anything I have done previously, is absolutely going to be floored by AKC. Seriously, if you have a dick, this record is going to knock it in the dirt.”

Amerakin Overdose Premiere New Song “Letting Go” Feat. Waylon Reavis (Ex-Mushroomhead)

Amerakin Overdose have premiered a new song titled “Letting Go,” via Idobi.com. This song features guest vocals from Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), and it will appear on the band’s new album, “The Great Amerakin Dream,“ which will be released on September 30.

The Human said the following about the track:

“‘Letting Go‘ is a track about conflict, and how we as people almost seem to seek out that conflict instead of growing above and beyond it. There is a back and forth at work in the track both lyrically and musically that represents the struggle to let go of the anger we have and move forward.”

Dead By Wednesday Recruit Shadows Fall, Candiria, Fates Warning, Etc. Singers For New Album “The Darkest Of Angels”

Dead By Wednesday recently parted ways with vocalist Joe Morbidelli, which resulted in them using different singers for each track on their new album “The Darkest Of Angels.” The vocalists featured on the album include the band’s official new frontman Rob Roy, along with Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Carley Coma (Candiria), AK (Flotsam And Jetsam), John Arch (Fates Warning), Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, ex-Exodus), Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), Sean Danielson (Smile Empty Soul), Paul Stoddard (Diecast), Kris Keyes (ex-Gargauntua Soul), Antony Linesmen (Armageddon), and Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four, Inc.). Check out the new songs “The Surgeon,” with Roy on vocals, and “Darkest Angel,“ with Arch on vocals, below: