Metal Singer Who Vandalized Dimebag Darrell's Grave Offers Apology

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Dimebag Darrell performs with Pantera at Brixton Academy in London.

Back on Feb. 28, Billboard reported than an unknown band had vandalized the grave of Dimebag Darrell just months after the tenth anniversary of his death. Turns out, it was it was all a tasteless prank from a former member of an obscure band.

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Reece Eber, former lead singer of Nuclear Hellfrost, owned up to leaving a disrespectful note on Darrell's grave and sharing it over social media. Eber apologized for the "dumbest possible delinquent act" on his personal Facebook page and made it clear that the other band members had nothing to do with it.

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"My friends and I have received death threats and multiple insults over the past day or so, I've made the …news, and all I can say to sum it all up is I'm deeply sorry," Eber wrote. The original post (since deleted, though screengrabbed by MetalSucks) says the visitors spat on Darrell's grave, wrote "FAG" on it, and stole a pair of cowboy boots. In the apology, Eber claims it was all a lie, and that all he actually did was leave a note. The post also called Pantera "buncha racist hillbillies."

Nuclear Hellfrost distanced itself from the incident in a Feb. 28 post on its official Facebook, saying, "Anything having to do with grave desecration was entirely a hoax put on by our former lead singer completely disconnected from the other members of the band."

"The fact of the matter is I feel awful and guilty and this will stick with me forever, just like the Seinfeld guy using the N word," Eber concluded in his apology.

Will the one-time singer of Nulear Hellfrost go down in history the same way as Michael Richards? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, metal fans can rejoice that Dimebag Darrell's grave is unharmed.


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