Earth’s Yellow Sun Shares Final Animated Video “Part V – Rapture” For 5th Anniversary of “The Infernal Machine”

“The Infernal Machine” Celebrates 5 Years!

Re-release EP Tracks w/ Animated Videos

Top L-R Brian Dhari (Tenor Sax), Josh Hanff (Guitars), Chris Bruder (Keyboards)
Bottom L-R Duncan Stan (Bass), Julien Bigras (Drums), Murray Heaton (Alto Sax)
Photo Cred: Michele Dalgarno, Samantha Carcasole, Eric Soto

Five years ago Toronto’s Earth’s Yellow Sun released their sophomore EP “The Infernal Machine”. To celebrate the anniversary of that EP, the band has been re-releasing the tracks in the form of animated videos. To date, they have unleashed four videos over the last two months, “Part I – Assembly”“Part II – Unveiling”“Part III – Betrayal”, and  “Part IV – Bastion”. Today, the band reveals the final video “Part V – The Rapture” for their visual comic book adventure to illustrate “The Infernal Machine” story.

The band comments:

“We are excited to give fans the chance to see the visual story that is the force behind our EP ‘The Infernal Machine’ that came out in 2015.  The artwork and animation will bring a depth of meaning to our music, that we’ve been chomping at the bit to portray to our fans.  We are currently in the writing/pre-production process for our next EP, and we’re extremely excited about how that is shaping up. ‘The Infernal Machine’ is An expansive sonic journey through a futuristic conflict between man and the mechanical intelligence it creates, told through instrumental progressive metal.”

Watch and listen to the “Part V – Rapture” at the following link on YouTube HERE.

Previous videos:
“Part IV – Bastion” HERE.“Part III – Betrayal” HERE.
“Part II – Unveiling” HERE.
“Part I – Assembly” HERE.

Earth’s Yellow Sun‘s concept EP “The Infernal Machine” is an incredible mix of guitars, saxophone, choir, violins, and a heavy rhythm section, difficult to label yet easy to enjoy. Recommended for fans of Periphery, Dream Theater, and Animals as Leaders.

To hear “The Infernal Machine” in full, please visit the following links on EarthsYellowSun.bandcamp.com, Apple Music, Spotify.

Track Listing:
1. Part I – Assembly (6:09)
2. Part II – Unveiling (2:58)
3. Part III – Betrayal (3:31)
4. Part IV – Bastion (3:12)
5. Part V – Rapture (7:14)
Album Length: 23:06

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Difficult to Label; Easy to Enjoy

We are Earth’s Yellow Sun, an instrumental band hailing from Toronto, Canada. While often described as “progressive metal”, you’ll quickly find that it’s not so simple to label us – our unique approach to writing music is unlike anything you’ve heard before. Blending a crushingly heavy rhythm section with soaring melodic saxophone lines and funky organ pads, Earth’s Yellow Sun is like the love child of Periphery and Snarky Puppy that you didn’t know you needed in your life.

Our most recent release “Under the Covers” features our cover arrangements of three songs from vastly different corners of the musical world, featuring collaborations with some talented vocalists. From the progressive rock realm, we cover Rush’s “Overture 2112/The Temples of Syrinx”, featuring the incredible Rody Walker of Protest the Hero. From jazz territory, we cover pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s instrumental rhythmic mind-bender “Entertain Me”. And from the pop world, we cover the Backstreet Boys hit “Larger Than Life”, featuring the vocals of Lauren Babic of Red Handed Denial.

As an instrumental band, we rely on our music to convey our stories. Our sophomore release “The Infernal Machine” is a concept record that chronicles a futuristic society’s dependence on technology and artificial intelligence, and the ensuing conflict between man and machine. The creation of this EP saw us venture further into experimental territory, incorporating unconventional instrumentation such as violin, choir, and tabla into sound.

Earth’s Yellow Sun was initially conceived in 2014, while we were attending Humber College’s music program. After bonding over our mutual interest in heavy progressive music, and our shared desire to write innovative music of our own, we formed a school ensemble where we first toyed with the idea of incorporating saxophones into a metal band. This experiment proved to be a great success, and Earth’s Yellow Sun rose from the ashes of the school ensemble once classes came to an end.

Our unique and eclectic sound allows us to fit into a variety of different concert bills. Since our live debut in 2015, we have been fortunate enough to share the stage with several notable acts, including Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Intervals, Intronaut, Plini, Thank You Scientist, Moon Tooth, Auras, and Red Handed Denial. We greatly look forward to returning to the stage as soon as we can, bigger and better than ever.

Earth’s Yellow Sun Shares Final Animated Video For 5th Anniversary of “The Infernal Machine”

SOLITARY TAKE A STAND WITH NEW VIDEO – I WILL NOT TOLERATE!

Following hot on the heels of their punishing ‘Abominate‘ video, Solitarypresent another killer track from their forthcoming album for Metalville RecordsThe Truth Behind The Liesalong with another hard-hitting visual assault. ‘I Will Not Tolerate‘ is the furious opening track from the new album and an instant anthem for thrashers worldwide. Combining rapid fire riffs, a barrage of heavy artillery drumming, a spirit of uncontrollable rage and an instantly addictive chorus, ‘I Will Not Tolerate’ is the epitome of great thrash metal.

The first reviews for The Truth Behind The Lies are just starting to come in and they are unanimous in their praise…

” The key words here are talent and conviction, and Solitary have both in spades.” – SENTINEL DAILY
“…powerful, technically adept hammering old school Thrash…” – FFM-ROCK
“… impressively tight musicianship on an almost impossible level.” – METAL RIOT
“… satisfying thrash that warms the inner beast.” – WORMWOOD CHRONICLES
“… Solitary’s magnum opus; an undiluted thrash album with plenty to say and the songs to back it up!” – WORSHIP METAL

The Truth Behind The Lies will be unleashed on October 23rd  and pre-orders are available now from all major on-line purveyors of metal, as well as CDand VINYL bundles with exclusive merch only at the Solitary store.

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I WILL NOT TOLERATE! Solitary release the second monster video from their upcoming Metalville album, The Truth Behind The Lies.

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Certain memories never lose their brightness and clarity. The first time I ever heard the music of Van Halen is one of those special events in my personal history.

Their debut album was released in 1978 and had been out for maybe a month when I decided to take a chance on it and spend some of my meager teenage funds. I remember being intrigued by the striped guitar Eddie was holding on the album cover, and the implied sense of combustible energy flowing out of the pictures of the four individual band members. There was a sense of pure adrenaline even in still photographs of Van Halen.

Somehow I had avoided hearing anything from the debut on the radio up to that time, so my virgin listening experience was pristine. To add to the sonic bliss I was about to bask in, my mother told me I would have to listen on headphones due to her having company in the house when I arrived home. I recall being instantly impressed with Ted Templeman’s production work from the opening notes of Runnin’ With The Devil. From the first power chords, Eddie’s fabled “brown sound” was a revelation, but nothing could have prepared me for my first hearing of the seismic fusillade of Eruption. Upon completion of the sonic maelstrom of pure guitar mastery that Eddie’s signature solo showcase displayed, I must have looked like a bug-eyed psychopath to my mom and her friend, as I’m sure I lost control of my facial muscles for an undisclosed period of time. There was no time to recover as You Really Got Me followed with more glorious rock ‘n roll hedonistic glee. I think I made it to the end of side one before having to tell the (hopefully amused) women that my life had undoubtedly changed forever.

As far as guitar playing goes, that assessment was certainly true. In my lifetime, there have basically been two guitarists who have changed the entire landscape of rock music; Jimi Hendrix and Edward Van Halen. By the time Eddie arrived and turned my world upside down I had been playing guitar for 3 years, and had played trumpet for around 6 years, meaning I had enough musical knowledge to grasp that what I was hearing was pretty miraculous.

Van Halen (the band) delivered blistering hard rock, but tempered their songs with pop sensibility coupled with clever lyrics and irresistible choruses; in short, they had a little something for everyone. Consequently, their concerts attracted just as many female fans as males, which was not unnoticed in my teenage libidinous years. Van Halen’s concerts were bigger, brighter, louder, and more FUN than anyone else’s, and I was fortunate to be in attendance for 5 shows from 1979 to 1984.

One thing I always loved about Eddie Van Halen on stage was his big, goofy smile that never seemed to leave his face. So many musicians of that era took themselves so seriously, or were trying too hard to look tough. Ed was clearly enjoying rock stardom to the maximum, and obviously knew he was playing at an otherworldly level, so that smile invited all of us fans into the perpetual party that was the core of Van Halen Nation.

As the years went by and more landmark albums arrived, Eruption continued to expand, encompassing more intricate layers and displays of magic, including the glacial elegance of Cathedrals, Ed’s breathtaking exploration of volume swells. Eventually, David Lee Roth departed and Sammy Hagar entered, and Eddie indulged his love of keyboards, but throughout all the changes he remained a guitarist’s guitarist, and we all kept a close eye and ear on all he accomplished.

In the wake of Eddie’s reinvention of rock guitar, many imitations sprung up, and many more were simply inspired to raise their game to new levels of technical feats of fancy fretwork. Through it all, Edward Van Halen continued to innovate, both as a player and as an inventor. He tinkered with his guitars, with his amps, with his pickups; anything to achieve the sounds in his head. I hope I can describe something that has always awed me about his playing…it’s as if Eddie had his own rhythm system in mind, and his note placement resulted in phrases and fusillades of notes that landed in uncharted and unexpected territory. It was like nobody told him that what he was playing shouldn’t logically work, but once you heard it, those notes and phrases were perfectly located. Obviously his lead guitar work is rightfully regarded as legendary, but his rhythm guitar playing was staggeringly good, as was his songwriting.

I’ve read reports that he never learned to read sheet music, and remember reading an interview where he claimed he didn’t even count in his own songs, reasoning that his brother (drummer Alex) had that part covered. I could go on and on, but I’m going to stop now and offer a simple thank you to King Edward Van Halen for his legacy, for his music, and for his life. Be at peace, Ed…your music will forever be the soundtrack to summertime for me and millions of others!

The Legacy Of King Edward VanHalen

“It’s as loud and tasty as Motörhead.”

You might remember Motörhead rolling out a beer called Röad Crew brewed by Camerons Brewery in the UK back in 2015. The American pale ale is now making its way to the United States thanks to Wisconsin-based brewery Ale Asylum.

“I am delighted that the U.S. now gets to have Röad Crew in their homes regularly and that our American-based fans can savor this world-class rock-n-roll beer,” said Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell. “It’s as loud and tasty as Motörhead.”

Röad Crew is expected to be available sometime this month. As for the beer, the band describes it as such on their own website.

Röad Crew is an American pale ale packed full of hoppy citrus and blackcurrant flavours delivering a crisp, refreshing, superior taste to celebrate the spirit of the song and those who inspired it. Motörhead For Life.”

Maybe light yourself a Motörhead candle while having a Röad Crew?

MOTÖRHEAD Announces United States Edition Of Röad Crew Beer

California’s Thanatopsis have unleashed the new single “Consequence”, off their upcoming debut album “Initiation” due out October 23, 2020 via Extreme Metal Music to follow their four independently released demos between 1993-1997.

The band comments about the song:

“‘Consequence’ is one of the newer songs that was written for the ‘Initiation’ album. ‘Consequence’ is basically about the uprising of the common man against population control perpetrated by the ruling class and the subsequent formation of an underground resistance. The epic nature, aggressiveness, and twists in this song make for a listening experience that we believe will resonate with our audience.”

Listen to “Consequence” on YouTube, Spotify.

After a hiatus, 3/4 of the band has reunited along with the new addition of drummer Jason Borton (Jungle Rot, Arkaik) to offer their debut full-length, which features past recordings that are given a second life and a chance to be heard by a broader audience along with new unheard material. The album was recorded at Trident Studios with renowned producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Machine Head).

The overall album experience shares eight old school thrash/death metal influenced tracks that are an emotionally twisted ride of violently catchy brutality. With themes that include corruption, occultism, murder, revolt, and loss of faith, Thanatopsis delivers an album that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish, with a sound unlike any other.

The band comments:

“It has been a long time in the making and we are very excited to present to the world the first official full-length Thanatopsis album “Initiation”. This album contains timeless songs that fans, both old and new, will appreciate. Bringing our sound to the masses has been a collective dream of ours for a long time. In a scene that is saturated with bands, we are proud to release something that is unique in character to the metal world at large.”

“Initiation” album pre-order CD here, Digital here.

First single:
“Embodiment” on YouTube, Spotify.

Track Listing:
1. The Age of Silence (4:26)
2. Embodiment (3:06)
3. Consequence (5:17)
4. Malfated (5:17)
5. Initiation (5:17)
6. Your Demise (5:17)
7. Grim (3:33)
8. Suffer System (4:21)
Album Length: 36:32

Album Credits:
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Juan J. Urteaga at Trident Studios, Pacheco, CA, Co-Produced by David A. Couch
Artwork by Matt Cavotta
Layout by Arturo Hernandez
Art Concepts and Direction by David A. Couch
Thanatopsis logo by Brutal Disorder

John Bishop – Vocals
David A. Couch – Guitars
Thom Hall – Bass
Jason Borton – Drums

Additional vocals by Juan J. Urteaga 
Drums, Bass, and Vocals recorded at Trident Studios, Pacheco, CA
Guitars recorded at Metal Command Center, Parker, CO


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“This new song definitely has a strong and very tasty old-school flavor.It’s a sinister, high-octane death metal rush right out of the gate, but the song really reaches escape velocity at about the 2:00 mark when guitarist David Couch launches a jaw-dropping guitar solo over a memorable melody. – No Clean Singing (Reviewing the song “Your Demise”)

Extreme Metal: Thanatopsis Streaming New Single “Consequence” Off Upcoming Album “Initiation”

New Album “Question Everything” Out October 5th (North America) (Saibot Reigns), October 28th (Japan) (Ward Records)

L-R – Alex Bosson – Drums, Mary Zimmer – Vocals, Jason Ashcraft – Guitar, Chad Anderson – Guitar, Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Photo Credit: Casey Frederick

Helion Prime have released a new lyric video for the fourth single “Photo 51” off of their upcoming album “Question Everything” due out on October 5th in North America along with Europe via their label Saibot Reigns and October 28th in Japan via Ward Records. The Japanese CD version will feature two exclusive bonus tracks “Prof (Demo)” and “Rain (Trivium Cover)” (track listing below) and is available for pre-order HERE. The North American/EU pre-order at Helionprimemetal.com.

The band comments on “Photo 51”:

“We are very happy to release the final single for our album “Question Everything”, which comes out one week from today! This song is called “Photo 51” and based on…Photo 51! The first photograph of DNA. This song is a favorite among the band from the new album and those who have heard it seem to claim it as a favorite as well! It might just become a new staple in our live sets! We hope you enjoy Photo 51! And thank you to Scott Kennedy from 12 Inch Media for creating it.”

Watch and listen to “Photo 51” HERE.

It’s been about two years since the band’s sophomore release “Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster” and Sacramento sci-fi power metallers Helion Prime returns with their third effort and the much shorter title “Question Everything” set for release on Monday, October 5th, 2020 via their label Saibot Reigns.  This is Helion Prime‘s first album with new vocalist Mary Zimmer, who has also accompanied the band on two separate tours of the United States. It also sees the band’s original singer, Heather Michele, returning in a writing capacity and contributing all lyrics and melodies. Heather Michele also along with other former Helion Prime vocalist Sozos Michael and with John Yelland (Judicator/Dire Peril) add their guest vocals on the full length.

The highly anticipated third record is a concept album, with each song revolving around different figures throughout human history that had the courage to question the status quo of their respective worlds/societies, in some cases even dealing with harsh persecution as a result. Those Helion Prime chose to write about-faced prejudice, mockery, ex-communication, and persecution – yet through it all, they held true to their beliefs and ideas. Time would be their greatest ally as their ideas and identities were eventually validated, oftentimes not until after their passing. They serve as an inspiration for all minds to continue thinking outside the box and staying true to themselves.

Jason speaks on the album itself:

“This album has truly been amazing to work on. The idea behind it is something I’ve been holding on to since around the time I started the band. Aside from writing some of what I consider to be Prime’s best work it was a great experience getting to work with Heather again on an album as she once again contributed her talents for the lyrics.”

“Question Everything” was produced by Jason Ashcraft and Alex Nasla. Mixing was done by Chris Collier and mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima along with additional mixing/drum edits/reamping plus writing and performance of keyboard arrangements by Alex Nasla of Gear Gods Studio. Guitar/Bass edits by Michael Goodrich and cover art by Marc Whisnant.

Previous singles:
“The Forbidden Zone” YouTube (Lyric Video), Spotify.
“Madame Mercury” Youtube (Lyric Video), Spotify.
“Gadfly” YouTube (Music Video)

Track Listing:
1. The Final Theory
2. Madame Mercury
3. Prof
4. The Gadfly
5. Photo 51
6. E Pur Si Muove
7. Words of The Abbot ft. guest vocals John Yelland (Judicator, Dire Peril)
8. The Forbidden Zone
9. Question Everything ft. Heather Michele (ex-Graveshadow, ex-Helion Prime) and Sozos Michael (ex-Helion Prime, Planeswalker)
10. Reawakening
11. Kong at the Gates (Misfits Cover)

– Japanese Edition Limited Bonus Tracks –
12. Prof (Demo)
13. Rain (Trivium Cover)

Helion Prime is:
Mary Zimmer – Vocals
Jason Ashcraft – Rhythm Guitars
Chad Anderson – Lead Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse – Bass
Alex Bosson – DrumsFor more info:
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It’s All In The DNA With Helion Prime’s New Lyric Video “Photo 51”

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Rare footage of David Bowie’s first ever TV performance as Ziggy Stardust has been unearthed. 

“I wasn’t at all surprised ‘Ziggy Stardust’ made my career,” Bowie once said of his fictional character. “I packaged a totally credible plastic rock star.” That rock and roll hero, who would go on to change the game of music, solidifying Bowie as a bonafide icon. Here, in footage which was once thought to have been deleted and lost forever, Bowie’s performs on ‘Top of the Pops’ way back in 1972.

The clip, shot by a fan on a home camcorder, has been described as the “Holy Grail” and will appeared in the recently released BBC documentary David Bowie: The First Five Years – Finding Fame

“For fans, it is something of a Holy Grail,” documentary director Francis Whately told the Radio Times.”It would fall apart if we played it, so it’s had to be very carefully restored. It will be a real coup if it comes off.”

The restoration of the tape is being carefully dealt with by specialists but a BBC spokeswoman said: “The footage has only very recently been discovered. We’re hoping it will be ready in time to include in the film.” Apparently, the clip was once part of 144 tapes sent by Granada Television in a bid to turn them into digital. However, a catastrophic error made by a technician saw the footage accidentally deleted. 

“I was absolutely gobsmacked,” Marc Riley once told Bowie biographer David Buckley. “My gran was shouting insults at the TV, which she usually saved for Labour Party political broadcasts. And I just sat there agog. I was experiencing a life-changing moment. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it really did knock me for six.”

Ziggy Stardust is one of the lasting images of the late, great musician and performer David Bowie. The persona was a defining moment in Bowie’s career and his miraculous conception of the flame-haired rock and roller from outer space was the toast of the music industry.

Bowie, previously discussing his unstoppable creativity energy, once confessed: “I get bored very quickly and that would give it some new energy. I’m rather kind of old school, thinking that when an artist does his work it’s no longer his… I just see what people make of it. That is why the TV production of Ziggy will have to exceed people’s expectations of what they thought Ziggy was.”

Discussing the inception of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie once explained: “The time is five years to go before the end of the earth,” he said, relishing telling his story. “It has been announced that the world will end because of lack of natural resources. [The album was released three years prior to the original interview.] Ziggy is in a position where all the kids have access to things that they thought they wanted. The older people have lost all touch with reality and the kids are left on their own to plunder anything.

“Ziggy was in a rock and roll band and the kids no longer want rock and roll. There’s no electricity to play it. Ziggy’s adviser tells him to collect news and sing it, ’cause there is no news. So Ziggy does this and there is terrible news. ‘All the Young Dudes’ is a song about this news. It is no hymn to the youth as people thought. It is completely the opposite.”

Bowie continues to go into depth about the conception of the persona: “Ziggy is advised in a dream by the infinites to write the coming of a starman, so he writes ‘Starman,’ which is the first news of hope that the people have heard. So they latch onto it immediately. The starmen that he is talking about are called the infinites, and they are black-hole jumpers.”

See Bowie outing Ziggy Stardust for one of the very first times, below.

Rare footage of David Bowie’s first performance as Ziggy Stardust

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA‘s Max Moore-directed music video for the song “The Thread” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “The Act”, which was made available in October 2019 via Solid State Records.

The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADAconsistently choose to both challenge themselves and the world around them. The group — Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (vocals, guitar), Andy Trick (bass), Kyle Sipress (guitar), Jonathan Gering (keys, synthesizers) and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) — bends and breaks all boundaries on its seventh full-length and debut for Solid State Records. Pulling plain-spoken poetry through distorted discord and dissonance, the six-piece delivers a dynamic and definitive statement.

Regarding the album, Hranica said: “‘The Act’ is our seventh full-length and the most detailed effort of our career. The process was scrupulous in every facet. Jon, who’s played keyboard with the band for the last seven or eight years, produced the album; which is a decision that’s insurmountably snowballed over the past few releases. There is no common theme surrounding every song on the record, although there are notions that inhale and exhale through the LP’s timeline.”

“This just feels very make it, or break it for us,” added Hranica. “All bets are in on ‘The Act’. We tried to make something outside of the norm for rock, metalcore, or heavy music. We often hear commentary that ‘rock is dead’ now; I don’t think it has to be that way though. Look at the corners pop and hip-hop turn. Artists just need to reinvent themselves and make something creative and inventive again. Reinvention is what we’re driving towards.”

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Releases ‘The Thread’ Music Video

The Doobie Brothers want actor Bill Murray to pay for using the band’s song in commercials for his golf shirts.

The Doobie Brothers claim actor Bill Murray has been using one of their songs without permission to sell “ugly” golf shirts and they want the actor to pay up.In a Wednesday letter to Murray and William Murray Golf — owned by the actor and his brothers — the band’s attorney, Peter Paterno, accused the company and the actor of using the band’s song “Listen to the Music” in commercials for the company’s “Zero Hucks Given” golf shirts.”However, given that you haven’t paid to use it, maybe you should change the company name to ‘Zero Bucks Given,'” the letter reads.

The letter goes on to cite the US Copyright Act, and says Murray should “already know you can’t use music in ads without paying for it.”It concludes with: “We’d almost be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly. But it is what it is. So in the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir Golfer. Et payez!'”Bill Murray’s representatives have not yet returned CNN’s request for comment.

Murray and his brothers launched their company in 2017. According to the company’s web site, the six brothers all grew up caddying and playing golf in the northern suburbs of Chicago and were inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame in 2015.

“William Murray Golf was created on the notion that life and golf don’t have to be so serious. Keep it light, have fun, and bring personality onto the course,” according to the company’s website.Bill Murray famously played a deranged golf course groundskeeper in the 1980 movie, “Caddyshack,” that was co-written by his brother, Brian.

The Doobie Brothers aren’t happy that Bill Murray is using their song to sell ‘ugly’ golf shirts

Drummer Lee Kerslake perform on stage with the band Uriah Heep in 1970.
FIN COSTELLO, REDFERNS

Drummer Lee Kerslake, who performed with Ozzy Osbourne and British rock band Uriah Heep, has died, the band confirmed Saturday. He was 73.

“Where are the words to describe the feelings one has when you (lose) a friend, colleague, fellow band mate (for 20 some odd years!) brother in arms, let alone when it’s someone larger than life like Lee Kerslake?” a post reads on Uriah Heep’s verified Facebook page, signed by lead singer Bernie Shaw.

USA TODAY has reached out to Uriah Heep’s representative to ask when Kerslake died. 

Kerslake performed with Uriah Heep for much of the 1970s before going on to play with Ozzy Osbourne. He rejoined Uriah Heep in the ’80s and stayed on until 2007, contributing to 17 of the band’s 25 studio albums. 

Osbourne mourned Kerslake in a social media post Saturday: “It’s been 39 years since I’ve seen Lee but he lives for ever on the records he played on for me, ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman.’ Lee Kerslake RIP,” he wrote.

On Uriah Heep’s verified Twitter account, lead guitarist Mick Box called Kerslake “one of the kindest men on earth” and “an incredible drummer, singer and song writer.”

Shaw, who has been with the band since 1986, remembered Kerslake as being “generous to a fault.”

“Always smiling and ready to entertain at the drop of a hat,” he wrote. “Many a free drink was had after a show when he would get up and play with a local band at the nearest club we could find, and first up if there was someone with a fishing boat willing to take him out for the day.”

Shaw added: “Is Heaven ready for Lee Kerslake?! Boy. There’s one hell of a party. Rock on Lee, you deserve it mate. Will miss you.”

Lee Kerslake, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and British rock band Uriah Heep, dies at 73