LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe Singing For Death Metallers CANNABIS CORPSE At This Saturday's Cory Smoot/GWAR Memorial Benefit

Tragedy brings people together, for better or for worse. This weekend, a host of bands (including weedgrinders CANNABIS CORPSE), metal fans, friends and family will come together to celebrate the life and memory of GWAR's Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus), whose untimely passing has shaken the metal world to its core. On Saturday, January 7th, the Canal Club in Richmond, VA will be hosting a benefit show and CD release for the Cory Smoot Experiment (Smoot's recently recorded solo project) featuring raffles and performances by:

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Fellow Richmond death metallers CANNABIS CORPSE will be joined by LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe for a special one-off set of dank death metal brutality. Following the recent departures of Andy "Weedgrinder" Horn and Nick "Nikropolis" Poulos and unwilling to cancel their performance, CANNABIS CORPSE decided to join forces with their old friend Blythe to ensure that this gig is a truly special experience for everyone involved.

In an earlier press release from his PR rep, Blythe commented: "Cory was the guitarist in GWAR who passed away recently and 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. Cory didn't have life insurance and his wife is going to need every penny she can get with a kid on the way and bills to pay. Although GWAR is a relatively large band and are doing all they can for Mrs. Smoot, the fact of the matter nobody is rich and times will be hard. My friends in CANNABIS CORPSE were scheduled to play the benefit show, but suddenly are having lineup difficulties (lost the singer). So what the fuck and why not? On January 7, 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 'till then, pretending to smoke weed and getting deeper than fuck. "

CANNABIS CORPSE are currently seeking replacements for Horn and Poulos. Interested parties can contact the band at

Several videos have surfaced of the band and Blythe practicing for the big event - check out some rehearsal footage here:

"Blunted at Birth" -

"Staring Through My Eyes That Are Red" -

In addition, CANNABIS CORPSE are gearing up to premiere a wicked sick animated music video for "Where The Kind Live" off 2011's critically acclaimed Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise (Tankcrimes). Check out a few production stills HERE, and stay tuned for more ganj-induced carnage!

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