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Former Hurtlocker Drummer Passes Away While In Rehab

Former HURTLOCKER drummer Dan Ditella, who played with the group during much of 2005 and recorded drums on the band's Napalm Records debut, "Fear in a Handful of Dust", passed away on October 18 due to complications while in rehab in Elgin, IL. "The details are still sketchy so at this point we can't say too much," the band writes on its MySpace page. "Our thoughts go out to his family, especialy his brother Mike, and his mother as well as all of Dan's friends.

"During his time with HURTLOCKER, he struggled with many demons, but he was a good kid with a big heart. We only hope that Dan found the peace he couldn't find while he was here."

"Fear in a Handful of Dust" was released in January through Napalm Records.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. in shock writes:

what the f*** is going on with metal guys dying,i am starting to be thankful i was never in a band

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BoltThrower writes:

The human body isn't made to process toxins at the level that seems to go with the lifestyle.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. METALPRESS.TV writes:

GODDAMB REFLECTION. WE WILL MISS YOU.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. godlike writes:

I was starting to wonder after the first few deaths over the last couple months ... but now I am thinking there is something strange going on... conspiracy..?????
this is getting to the point of being a weekly thing and thats just too f***in wierd..

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria writes:

holy fukkin sh** fukk what the fukk is going on how many fukkin people are ganna die these year tis is getting beyond coincidence or there is this just the beginning.

fukkin holy war!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Your Mom writes:

Ok, I'll start,

"This SUCKS man, RIP"

How was that?

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. in shock writes:

hey Your Mom! You make me laugh everytime I just see your name,please keep posting everyday.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

Ha ha ha ha ha ! Your Mom, honestly you are funny, and I mean it. This time you really made me laugh. LOL.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. StabbingTheDrama writes:

RIP

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. NashvilleWill writes:

Truly a sobering moment to consider.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. jnsguts writes:

damn, as much as i hate to admit it, you actually cracked me up that time, your mom. THAT time, anyway...HIMMM!!!!

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LiquidMetal77 writes:

Godd*mn!!! holy f*ck!!! WTF is with all these metal guys dying??!?!??!?! maybe Metal is a contagious disease. this makes me reconsider myself wanting to be in a metal band!!!!

# Nov 9, 2006 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Mayhem. writes:

woooo. metal. daeth. death metal. to many deaths. dying things. poopy about this guy too. oh well. wat can ya do. i guess cristometh aint to good!

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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