Death metal guitarist JESSE PINTADO died this weekend (26-27AUG06) in The Netherlands from undisclosed causes. Pintado first rose to prominence with TERRORIZER before replacing BILL STEER in NAPALM DEATH from 1990 until his departure in 2004. Pintado's record label Century Media Records is withholding details of his death, but will release further details later this week (ends01SEP06).
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