New York’s groove-heavy stoner metal outfit Thinning The Herd have sadly reported that drummer Rick Cimato (also known for his work with Nassua Chainsaw, Locked in a Vacancy, and God’s Green Earth) has died.
He was killed in a car accident over this past weekend.
“I don’t think I can continue with Thinning the Herd anymore,” says frontman Gavin Spielman in a statement.
It seems that Rick was not alone in the crash. His brother Nick and girlfriend Ashley are both in surgery, with severe injuries.
Cimato was apparently on his way home from visiting relatives in Maine. The crash happened in Connecticut, and was reportedly a head-on collision.
Fuck, this is awful, awful news. Could this day get any worse?
Rest in peace, Rick. From all accounts, you were a solid dude. Pissed I never had the chance to meet you, and apologies if we did and I was too obliterated to remember.