Death/grind band Cannabis Corpse was all set to play a tribute for GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot on January 7th. That was, until half their lineup left. Vocalist Andy “Weedgrinder” Horn and Nick “Nikropolis” Poulos have left the band. Fortunately for them, they’re still going to play the show with a high-profile fill-in: Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. He confirmed the following via his Twitter account:
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, Corywas 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 great to see someone as established as Blythe to step up and not only fill in for a friend’s band, but also to help out such a worthy cause. It’s likely turned the benefit show from something some people were going to go to into a must-attend for any metalhead. In the meantime, even if you aren’t in the Richmond area, you can still help by donating to the Smoot Family Fund. Meanwhile, if you think you’e got what it takes to join Cannabis Corpse, reach out to bassist Philip “Landphil” Hall at [email protected]