Drummer Cayle Sain, who has played with such bands as Twitching Tongues, Ghostemane, and God's Hate, among others, passed away seemingly suddenly in the past week at a residence in Los Angeles County, California. He was only 31 years old. There was no cause of death reported for Sain.
To help support his family and his girlfriend, a group of four people started a GoFundMe page with a goal of reaching $10,000. But because humanity is not all bad, in the first day the page blew past its initial goal and more than doubled $10,000. Still, as expensive as the world is to live in, especially California, 10k does not go very far.
If you want to donate to help Cayle Sain's family, you still can. At the time of this writing, $33,983 had been donated. Let's see if we can get the amount above $100,000. Which, long-term, still won't be enough to help Sain's family with funeral costs and the cost of living.
How you can donate to Cayle Sain fund and other metal news
Twitching Tongues singer Colin Young stated on social media of Sain, "I hope that everyone, at some point, gets to have a friend like Cayle. Goodbye to our buddy, we love you."
In touring news, the Foo Fighters have announced some extra dates on their 2024 tour. All of the new dates take place in May and the gigs will have Nova Twins as the opener. The new dates include Dallas, Texas, on May 1, Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 7, and Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 9.
The Foo Fighters tour is being called Everything of Nothing At All and will last through most of the summer. Currently, the tour is set to end in Seattle (of course!) on August 18 at T-Mobile Park.
In our final bit of news for Thursday, Loudwire has done an interesting thing and announced, in their opinion, the best metal album of each year since 1970. The first four years (1970 through 1973) were all Black Sabbath albums. In fact, between them, Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne won seven times.
The 2023 winner is Sleep Token with Take Me Back to Eden. And just because I want to mention them, Ghost won in 2010 for Opus Eponymous. Part of the description reads, "...the honey-throated voice of Papa Emeritus and their celebratory hymns of the occult..." Perfect.