Some sad news for stoner death metal fans everywhere. Cannabis Corpse have announced that Andy "Weedgrinder" Horn and guitarist Nick "Nikropolis" Poulos have left the band. The band are currently looking for replacements. If you're interested, e-mail Landphil. Meanwhile, the band still plans to play the Cory Smoot memorial show on January 7th, and will be enlisting Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe to step in on vocals. Killer, right? Here is a statement Blythe released on the matter:
“On Jan 7th here in Richmond at the Canal Club there will be a benefit/memorial show with all proceeds going to the Cory Smoot Family fund. As most of you know, Cory was the guitarist in GWAR who passed away recently, & was a friend of mine who recorded my guest vocals on the Jasta cd.
He leaves a pregnant wife behind (their first child) and a mortgage. If you are in the area please come out & support this show-Cory didn’t have life insurance & his wife is going to need every penny she can get with a kid on the way & bills to pay. Although GWAR is relatively large band, & are doing all they can for Mrs. Smoot, the fact of the matter nobody is rich & times will be hard.
My friends in Cannabis Corpse were scheduled to play the benefit show, but suddenly are having line up difficulties (lost the singer). So what the fuck & why not? Jan 7th @ Canal Club in RVA Cannabis Corpse WILL play- but I will be singing! Come check out some brutal death metal for a good cause! I’ll be working on my death metal voice til then, pretending to smoke weed & getting deeper than fuck. BLAZE OF TORMENT!”
It's really awesome of him to fill in and I can't wait to see video from the event.