“It kills me when I see some metal band trying to pass themselves off as an ‘alternative band.'” ~ Dimebag Darrell
Just in case you haven’t heard about this through social media by now or just simply haven’t kept in touch with, well, REALITY… here’s a story that many music lovers will hear and then want to grab their torches and blades and go out into the countryside for vigilante justice.
Let me break it down for you:
A post came up on social media and it was full of hatred and homophobic tones against the late guitarist of Pantera, Dimebag Darrell. Some other things were said and done, particularly to Dimebag Darrell’s grave and they took great delight in doing it as well as bragged about it.
Then you add into the mix that ALLEGEDLY a band from Fort Wayne, Indiana by the name of Nuclear Hellfrost in one way or another is responsible for the vandalism. To which, if you go to their Facebook page…. of course nobody is taking responsibility, rather they point the finger at who apparently is their former lead singer.
A quick Internet research has come up with the name of Reece Eber. Plus, fans of Nuclear Hellfrost posted in the comment section the guy’s name and threw his ass way deep under the bus that his breath smells of rubber and tire.
Pantera fans went after Nuclear Hellfrost, and almost rightfully so. Many Pantera and Dimebag fans really aren’t buying the band’s pleas of innocence in this matter and I read that some are calling venues that are on the calendar for Nuclear Hellfrost’s current show schedule and attempting to get them cancelled. Other Pantera fans are finding where Nuclear Hellfrost is going to be and plan to go there…. which I strongly with all of my heart do not condone anyone doing. I realized fans are pissed off, but let’s try to keep a level head about this.
So then what are the facts about what is going on and what has happened:
Someone visited Dimebag Darrell’s grave.
Then someone wrote the homophobic word “FAG” on a piece of paper and laid it on the grave and took a photograph.
After that, it was posted by the name of “crustyplague”
Hell has since then, broken loose by diehard Pantera fans, and Dimebag Darrell fans. And pretty much heavy metal music fans and any fan who with moral compass who knows who Dimebag Darrell, fan or not.
It was discovered that “crustyplague” had something to do with the band Nulcear Hellfrost.
Nuclear Hellfrost denied any involvement and pretty much placed the blame on their “former lead singer”
Former lead singer is discovered to be Reece Eber.
Nuclear Hellfrost is attempting to walk away from the firestorm entirely.
The Tumblr account for “crustyplague” is deleted.
Some believe that this might be a hoax in order to gain Nuclear Hellfrost attention and publicity. Others believe that this is just a joke and a hoax put on by former members of Nuclear Hellfrost. Currently, everyone is pointing the finger at everyone ELSE.
My personal feeling is that the person responsible for this (whether it is a hoax or not) needs to come forward. And if any criminal charges are warranted, those need to be given. But I am not sure how that would be.. it might not be. It could be considered vandalism. And I would think that I would much rather take a vandalism charge than have the mighty music hoards of people coming after to seek retribution and that would more than likely including physical injury due to them being so angry. Besides, in this day and age the person or persons responsible probably would only get a fine and maybe put on probation and told not to come back to Texas or at least the Dallas area. That’s just my guess. We’ll see what happens. Time shall tell.
One thing that will probably happen is that Nuclear Hellfrost will never amount to anything any more. Hypothetically speaking, if this a hoax put on by the band to gain attention…. it definitely backfired. It is time to hang it up. I mean, I’ll give you the publicity you seek through this blog but it won’t be what you truly want and I won’t be speaking of you again in this blog.
If it is not a hoax, beware of the laws of the state of Texas!
So come out, come out, wherever you are. Its time to pay the piper. Give up the fact that you did this whether it was a hoax or not and deal with the consequences that you truly earned.