This week’s Midnight Metal news update include The Black Dahlia Murder gets played at a Detroit Red Wings game, the Wendy’s Twitter account takes shots at We Came as Romans, Lamb of God, Underoath and more, a groom performs an original metal song for his bride at their wedding and the passing of Budgie frontman Burke Shelley!
RED WINGS PAY RESPECT TO THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER:
Kicking off Midnight Metal News on a local level, as the Detroit Red Wings took the ice at Little Caesars Arena last week to local group The Black Dahlia Murder‘s On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood. T
he LCA‘s lighting director posted the video on their Instagram with a caption, “:30 seconds of Detroit death metal.
WENDY’S TAKES SHOTTS AT METAL BANDS ON TWITTER:
National Roast Day was last week on Jan. 12th. On that day for the last couple of years the Twitter account for the fast food chain Wendy’s takes aim at anyone who @’s them with some savage takedowns.
The targets this year included We Came as Romans, Lamb of God, Underoath and more. “My dad really dug your stuff,” was Wendy’s response to Lamb of God. Meanwhile, Winds of Plague tweeted, “Let’s hear it!” Wendy’s replied with, “something no one has said about your music since 2009.”
GROOM WRITES, PERFORMS ORIGINAL METAL SONG FOR HIS BRIDE:
Solo metal artist Sad Satan got married a few weeks ago and, according to and Instagram post, knew how hard it would be hard to find the words to salute his bride at their wedding reception. So, he fell back on what he knew best and wrote a killer metal ballad for her instead, entitled Until We Rot.
Performing it at the reception, complete with pyro and smoke, his bride Francesca wiped away tears. Not because it was bad, but because it was sick as hell!
THE PASSING OF BUDGIE’S BURKE SHELLEY:
Budgie frontman and bassist Burke Shelley passed away last week at the age of 71.
He died in his sleep in Heath Hospital in Cardiff and had been battling health issues in recent years.