"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Ray "Black Metal" Wallace Suffers Medical Emergency

In tragic news, Toronto-based metal icon Ray "Black Metal" Wallace has had a serious medical emergency. He's had a long-time involvement in the music and entertainment industry. He managed SACRIFICE in the '80s/'90s and still runs Black Metal Management (with ties with Canuck legends RAZOR and ANVIL), most recently working with SCARLET SINS. He is also a local promoter, most recently booking original bands in on Thursdays at Rock & Roll Heaven. Earlier this year, he co-ordinated the Original Rock 'N' Roll Heaven Reunion party at Rok Boutique.

Ray had been complaining of an ongoing headache for a week. He collapsed at his home early Thursday, November 15th. His mother found him on the floor of his room unable to get up or move. He was however able to call out his mother's name, but with great difficulty, yet otherwise was unable to speak.

Paramedics rushed him to Centennial Hospital in Scarborough; his condition was deemed too critical for their facility, and he was transferred immediately to Toronto Western where they did surgery on Thursday evening.

An aneurysm located on the top of his head just back of the hairline, had burst. He is currently in an induced coma to aid the healing and control ongoing mini seizures and a fever. Ray is in critical condition. Doctors at this point in time do not know the extent of the damage that has been caused, however he is having ongoing CT scans and other medical tests. Although there is no way of telling at this point, Ray's doctors have told his parents that his chances of surviving are better than most due to their ability to get medical help quickly.

Ray is 43 years old.

Source: BW&BK

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


2 Comments on "Ray 'Black Metal' Wallace Suffers Burst Aneurysm"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

This happened to my father-in-law. He survived, but it doesn't typically end that well. Good luck!

# Nov 21, 2007 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. Delieta Gaudet writes:

i've known ray wallace since 1986
he was a great guy all around,my life changed last night at 12;15 am with the lost os a long time friend rest in peace raymond
you'll be sadly missed but never forgotten,heaven got lucky last night,when they got they very own BLACK METAL ANGEL
LOVE YA RAY ,now i know what rock n roll heaven truely means ,rock on my friend love your friend alway Delieta xoxox

# Nov 27, 2007 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.