Thinning The Herd’s Rick Cimato Killed In Car Crash


Holy shit, does this blow!

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.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • ObiWanJabroni

    Horrible news. Stand up all around great guy and great drummer, nobody has a bad word to say about him. RIP.