This is such sad news. Truly sad. I happen to be a total dog person and so I am hurting for the owners of Basil, one-half of the four-legged barking onslaught of Caninus, the death-grind side project of Most Precious Blood’s Justin Brannan and Rachel Rosen. I wrote a story about Caninus back in 2006 for MTV News and was really a fan of the comedy of Caninus.
Basil was put to sleep last week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to Metalsucks. How sad. Poor pooch. This is ultra depressing. Poor pup. Apparently, Budgie — the other pitbull providing Caninus’ vocals — is healthy but probably misses Basil. Truly awful news.
According to MS, Charred Walls of the Damned mastermind and Howard Stern writer Richard Christy played drums on a few of Caninus’ tracks and “plans to contribute to a final Caninus record dedicated to Basil, due later this year.”