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Ex-Napalm Death Guitarist Jesse Pintado Dies

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Guitarist Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) died over the weekend in a hospital in Holland, Century Media Records has confirmed. A pioneer in our musical genre, Jesse and his influential sound will be sorely missed. Century Media Records will make a further announcement later in the week.

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.

"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing."

Asked if the media twisted the situation in some ways since it was reported that the band stated he had personal problems and alcohol issues," Pintado replied, "Yeah, of course. The other day I was browsing the Internet, and they stated I was dead! I thought 'Oh shit, I'm dead!' I really don't pay much attention to that."

Pintado's final release was the long-awaited TERRORIZER reunion CD, entitled "Darker Days Ahead", which came out last week via Century Media Records.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Kax writes:

A real loss, those years with Napalm, his proyects. Every record will make us remember his talent.
R.I.P. Jesse......

# Aug 28, 2006 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. TIM writes:

LONG LIVE THE PINTADO LEGECY...R.I.P JESSE....THRASH 'TIL DEATH!!TERRORIZER,NAPALMDEATH,LOCKUP.

# Aug 28, 2006 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. paulbafo writes:

at a time when it was rare to meet hispanic guitarists playing in grindcore death metal bands , it was inspiring to me jesse pintados playing ability and showman ship that inspired me to play the music i do now. rip.

# Aug 28, 2006 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Wylde Radio writes:

Terrorizer's 'Darker Days Ahead' will be played in it's entirety on Wylde Radio Thursday night, along with some old (and brand new) Napalm Death in honor of Jesse. Can't say how many hours I sat trying to do ND tunes 'just like Jesse'....

You'll be missed, brother.
R.I.P. Jess

# Aug 28, 2006 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. I got shot in the foot with my own bullet belt writes:

wow, it seems like a sh**ty time to be in a metal band,lot o dudes dying this year

# Aug 28, 2006 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathmetalrules420 writes:

R.I.P.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Terminator writes:

Damn, this sucks. R.I.P. Jesse. your music will forever live on in my ears.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. 15weeks writes:

rest in peace, you will be always a BIG INSPIRATION, a big man!!!!!sh**t, bad time for the extreme scene!!!

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

Rest In Peace brother. You'll be jamming with Dime and Hendrix in the sky now.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metalmayhem writes:

what the f*** is going on right now? so much death going around. RIP Jesse, Diamond Oz is right on. He'll be jamming w/ Dime, Hendrix, and Rhodes......

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Red_Chord writes:

Whaaaaaaaaaat? Not another. That is just a bummer that one, I truly love napalm death and this guy what one very very good guitar player. R.I.P.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Santabomber writes:

R.I.P. bro.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. fukt in life? writes:

rest in peace jesse!pioneer and innovator!sad days for extreme metal indeed.everybody blast nd-songs in rememberence

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. rising end writes:

the metal scene is taking a huge toll this decade. RIP.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. boa writes:

R.i.P. JESSUS.....AND THE BROTHERS IN NAUSEA AND NAPALM CAMP MUCH RESPECT AND PEACE!...

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Mohsen writes:

Very sad, can't say how much. we'll miss this man. I'm really shocked! R.I.P.

# Aug 29, 2006 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ROLANDO DE COSTA RICA writes:

WE ARE SAD IN COSTA RICA , A BIG MASTER HAS FALL BUT THE LEGACY WILL PREVAIL, JESSE PINTADO FUE UN GRAN HEROE YOU ARE LIVING IN OUR FEELINGS ! SUFFER THE CHILDREN FOREVER! BROTHER! REST IN PEACE

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Hardcore in El Paso,Tx writes:

R.I.P. Jesse you will be truly missed. The music you produced will live on for future generations to come. This is truly a very sad day.

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Cfhdon writes:

Wow this is really sad, great guitarist. R.i.P.

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 3:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DeeLaz writes:

,,Rest In Peace Jesse Pintado,,your piece of mind shall live forever..

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Pemo Burton writes:

R.I.P. Jesse Pintado, you're immortal just like your great music, nos veremos en otro lugar amigo, farewell my friend.

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. shaz writes:

I got to know Jesse in Mr Bills Beer Keller in Birmingham in 1980's. We chatted about guitars over the years untill i last saw him in Costermongers within the last year i think. Sweet guy. Never forget spilling my cider all over him at a 70's disco night in some random pub in Brum donkeys years ago. Sadly missed. Hope he's up there still strumming.xx

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. lafount writes:

rest in peace bro!!

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. XORTH writes:

RIP for the grindcore master father...

# Aug 30, 2006 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. shaz again writes:

previous comment should have read 1990's sorry. x

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. damage control writes:

R.I.P Jessie a true insparation will be sadly missed

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. controlled by fear writes:

man this really sucks i love nd terrorizer all that ..r.i.p jesse....lets drink a few and cranks up some nd

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. controlled by fear writes:

crank

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. jon writes:

METAL!

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. denham writes:

man i wa just listenin 2 ND wen i read this stuff. wat a loss... R.I.P jesse

# Aug 31, 2006 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. freddo writes:

Oh man this really sucks.Jesse's guitar playing is the foundation of proper modern day Punk,Grind,Hardcore,Metal music.The Dimebag of the underground real hardcore! Hope ya find peace brother.

# Sep 1, 2006 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. metalmike writes:

Terrorizer is and will always be my favorite metal band of all time since I frist discovered them on college radio station KDVS in Davis CA, back in 1990.
RIP Jessie, we'll all miss you.

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33. sithlord writes:

G*U*T*T*E*D
nuff said
lose

# Sep 2, 2006 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Davidian131313 writes:

World Downfall. R.I.P

# Sep 3, 2006 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. eat chicken writes:

although not being a huge napalm death fan it always sucks when a pioneer and a musical inspiration dies

# Sep 3, 2006 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. fish.. writes:

yeah man Jesse Pintado was awesome ...RIP Jesse Pintado, you will be remembered

# Sep 3, 2006 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. ROBERTO FALCON (DICKINSON) writes:

ACABO DE LEER SOBRE LA TRISTE PERDIDA DE JESSE PINTADO Y TODAVIA NO PUEDO
CREERLO,LOS CUBANOS FANS DEL GRINDCORE BRUTAL SIEMPRE TE RECORDAREMOS
....R.I.P.

# Sep 3, 2006 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Diamond Oz writes:

I just made a tribute to Jesse. Check it at htt://pintadorip.ytmnd.com

# Sep 4, 2006 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Sander from Holland Big Napalm Death fan writes:

This Sucks and wasn't necessary. Diabetic is a chronical diseasse which can be helpded by daily measuring you're blood and insuline injection so that the glucose in your blood isn't too high (has to be around 4-6). He probably had an sucker in his blood up to 40 so that his blood gets sour and you get in a diabetic-coma which can take a few ours to die if it isn't treated well. Bit he has to noticed it because when his rate was about 20, it's nothing wrong but he has to had al lot of thirst that comes along whit it. So he probably wanted to get attention because of lack of selfconfidence or whatever (my girlffriend got the same thing, also diabetic and ruined herself also to a diabetic-coma but still lives). I bet he didn't had the idea to kill himself. So some people around him didn't noticed on time that for exemple he can't sit still and his breath must smell like aceton. This is another terrible medical accident in Holland where hospitals doesn't know how to treat a diabetic the f***in'morans. So : he did not die because he drinks too much!! He was asome. this wasn't his own fault and he does deserve the credits.

My thought go out to his family. Stay Strong!

name: Sander Kroonsberg, town: Amersfoort: country: Holland

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40. Doctor Death from San Salvador,El Salvador writes:

Really sad news for all grindcore-death metal maniacs.
World donwfall, a classic metal album.
RIP Jesse, see U there.
Descanse en paz Jesse, siempre te recordaremos como influencia musical, gran guitarrista del metal.

# Sep 4, 2006 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Doctor Death from San Salvador,El Salvador writes:

A must have album "Wordl Downfall".
La influencia musical de Jesse perdurará. Any comments write to docteurluis@yahoo.com

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42. meantime writes:

absolute tragedy r.i.p.

# Sep 4, 2006 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Frank writes:

Damn, DARKER DAYS AHEAD is so true...

# Sep 6, 2006 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. El Cochino/Pungent Stench writes:

He was a friend and big influence!

R.I.P. Jesse

# Sep 6, 2006 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Pete writes:

R.IP. Jesse, you´re the best - darker days ahead - indeed, cheers!

# Sep 8, 2006 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. simeon the reaper writes:

rest well my good pal... i will teasure our memories and ur advise will always be in my heart. Ur visit to Malaysia in 2001 will be the most meaningful event to all the metallers. thank you jesse, thank you napalm.
rest in peace, jesse. At least God now has an enough corumn to Jam with you on the guitar in Heaven.

# Sep 9, 2006 @ 4:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Alan Hume writes:

terrible loss,
I met Jesse once in germany at a very low point in my life and he helped me out immensely (although he probably never realised it) by taking the time to talk to me
he was an amazingly nice guy and a genius of metal, I cant believe it

# Sep 9, 2006 @ 5:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Carlos Garcia writes:

Sad news again to all metalheadz. Jesse will be sadly miss that's a fact. Descansa en paz hermano!.

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. RotinHell writes:

All i can say is that Heaven must have a killer house-band. R.I.P Jesse.

# Sep 12, 2006 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Jaguar writes:

big loss...you are great jesse.

# Sep 12, 2006 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. old skool thrash writes:

R.I.P jesse
keep that sick tunes whereever you are
x

# Sep 14, 2006 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Job Zombie writes:

Rock on Jesse.
Ya reef's are keeler
ya free forever. ;-j

# Sep 19, 2006 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. ERNESTO LUGARDO SANCHEZ writes:

KEEP ROCKING FOR US AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE GONE LIKE YOU , YOU ARE A TRUE GUITAR GOD!!!! DESCANSA EN PAZ HERMANO Y VIVA JESSIE PINTADO POR SIEMPRE, REST IN PEACE BROTHER AND LONG LIVE JESSIE PINTADO CABRONES!!!!!! VIVA SONORA MEXICO........ FROM EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA 92243

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 4:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Mr Brinx 666 writes:

What a chock. Your riffs will stay alive in eternety and will be rememberd. A god is dead. r.i.p

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