A History of North American Death Metal in 30 Albums

A chronicle of America’s most uniquely ugly art form through the ages.

R.I.P. Vern Rumsey of Unwound

The bassist for the legendary post-hardcore trio has died.

R.I.P. Malik B, emcee and founding member of The Roots

The Philadelphia emcee has died at 47.

R.I.P. jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale

The jazz legend has died at 78.

R.I.P. legendary film composer Ennio Morricone

The iconic film composer has died at 91.

R.I.P. Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider

The electronic music pioneer has died at 73.

R.I.P. Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen

The iconic drummer has died at 80.

R.I.P. legendary singer/songwriter John Prine

The legendary artist has died at 73.

Hal Willner

R.I.P. producer Hal Willner

The prolific producer has died at 64.

Bill Withers obituary

R.I.P. soul legend Bill Withers

The iconic singer behind “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” has died from heart complications at 81.

Ellis Marsalis

R.I.P. jazz legend and patriarch Ellis Marsalis

The iconic New Orleans pianist has died at 85.

R.I.P. Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne

The power pop songwriter has died at 52.

R.I.P. industrial pioneer Genesis P-Orridge

Industrial pioneer has died at 70.

R.I.P. David Roback, co-founder of Mazzy Star

The L.A. musician has died at 61.

Andrew Weatherall

R.I.P. Andrew Weatherall, famed British producer and DJ

Iconic electronic music pioneer dead at 56.

R.I.P. Andy Gill of Gang of Four

The legendary post-punk guitarist has died at age 64.

Big Black David Riley

R.I.P. David Riley of Big Black

The bassist for the legendary Chicago trio has died at 59.

R.I.P. Ginger Baker

The iconic Cream drummer has died at 80.

R.I.P. Kim Shattuck of The Muffs

The leader of The Muffs has died at 56 after a battle with ALS.