Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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Decapitated Arrested In California On Suspicion Of Kidnapping Fan

After releasing the “Anticult” album via Nuclear Blast Records, Polish metal band Decapitated recently hit the road in the U.S. to support the release alongside Thy Art Is Murder.

While the tour is ongoing, Decapitated won’t be appearing on any further dates of the trek, with all four members of the band arrested in California this morning.

The Spokesman Review reported the following:

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested in Santa Ana, California, early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their concert in Spokane on Aug. 31.

A woman reported to police just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 1 the alleged kidnapping by the band members, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Teresa Fuller. The band had performed with Thy Art is Murder at The Pin concert venue downtown as part of their “Double Homicide” tour. Fuller said she believes the woman attended the heavy metal concert.

The band members were arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office after their Friday night concert in Santa Ana. They have been identified as 27-year-old Michael M. Lysejko, 35-year-old Waclaw J. Kieltyka, 31-year-old Rafal T. Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert E. Wiecek. All are Polish nationals.

The four are in the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting extradition to Spokane. Fuller said additional charges are possible. The case is still under investigation by the department’s Special Victims Unit.

Defense attorney Steve Graham of Spokane said he was hired by the band on Thursday after they became aware of the investigation.

“There is another side to this,” he said. “We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit band of her own free will and left on good terms.”

He said he told police that the band members had offered to surrender but never heard anything back. “I made it clear that I could get the guys up here ASAP and they would cooperate,” he said.

Graham said he’s concerned that they will “languish” in the Los Angeles County Jail for weeks before being returned to Spokane, but said the four will not fight extradition and will return to Spokane willingly.

Live footage from the band’s Santa Ana show can be seen below. At this point no statement has arrived from the band or label, but it seems a good bet there won’t be any further U.S. appearances on the remaining dates. The band was also scheduled to tour Europe alongside King Parrot in October and November.

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Body Of Megadeth Mainman Dave Mustaine’s Mother-In-Law Believed To Be Found

Authorities believe they have found the body of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine‘s mother-in-law Sally Estabrook, who went missing on October 4.

According to CBS 8, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reports that a body closely matching the description of the 75-year-old Estabrook was found Wednesday about a half mile near the campsite where she went missing. Estabrook had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past weeks, search teams had spent time searching for Estabrook without any result.

Dave Mustaine, who had joined the search, had hoped that a caring person had found his mother-in-law and taken her in. Our sincere condolences go out to the Mustaine and Estabrook family. A news report about the case can be seen below.

CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Denied Reduction Of Jail Time

Last week it was announced that failed hitman hirer Tim Lambesis was seeking a reduction in his sentence, asking that the year he spent on house arrest with his parents count towards his planned six years of incarceration.

Radio.com is now reporting that the request has been denied by Judge Carlos Armour. An excerpt from the article follows:

Looking pale and grim with arms cuffed behind his back, Lambesis looked on as his defense attorney argued that his year with limited movement — only allowed trips to his attorneys’ office and medical appointments and to the bank — should count as time served. Prosecutor Claudia Grasso countered, “He’s not entitled to credits.”

Judge Carlos Armour stated the law is clear, that credits only apply to inmates held in lieu of bail; he described Lambesis’ status as electronic surveillance while out on bail. “The GPS monitor was not a condition of bail,” and so he was technically not on house arrest, the judge determined. According to statements in court, Lambesis was privately monitored, not by the sheriff who controls those in custody in San Diego County. Additionally, the judge denied the requested custody credits.

The session began with a review of the trial’s basic information. Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison on May 16. He was arrested on May 7, 2013, the same day he handed an enveloped full of evidence (money and photos of his family) to an undercover agent posing as a hitman. Lambesis was in the middle of a divorce with his wife of eight years, who has since reverted to her maiden name, Meggan Murphy.

Lambesis’ former bandmates have now formed new project Wovenwar, which will release a self-titled album on August 5th. You can check a song from the title, titled “The Mason,” by heading over to this location.

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A Breach Of Silence Posts “Night Rider” Music Video

A Breach of Silence has released a new music video for the band’s latest single “Night Rider,” which can be seen below via Bloody-Disgusting.com.

The music video puts the viewer “in the boots” of the green-faced undead lead character, and into the action of western-style shootouts, fist fights, and a dramatic showdown. Join our heroic vigilante Night Rider as he shows a group of outlaws terrorizing a peaceful town who’s boss.

“Night Rider” pays homage to two of the band’s favorite pastimes – 1960’s classic westerns and first person shooter video games. It was directed by Steven Caldwell of Caldwell Entertainment.

“For the Night Rider video, we wanted to do a really cool story line about a character we created called Night Rider” states guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “He’s an undead cowboy whose mission is to take anyone bad or evil back to the deep dark fiery pit where he came from. We as a band use this character as a medium to tell our stories, experiences, and learning’s of life. The true meaning of the song is that, you can make mistakes, and fail at things, but it’s the mistakes and failings that make you who you are. The Night Rider is a vigilante of sorts, he is initially arrested by the law, but when some local bad guys shoot up the town and gun down the sheriff and his deputies, he’s released from prison to carry out justice and uphold the law.”

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Former KISS Guitarist Vinnie Vincent Arrested For Assault

In a report posted by TMZ, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (real name Vinnie Cusano) was arrested today under assault charges. He was arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee and held on a $10,000 bond, which he posted.

Vincent performed with KISS on two studio albums, 1982’s, “Creatures Of The Night” and 1983’s, “Lick It Up,” before quitting in April 1984. His most recent endeavour was releasing his own signature guitar through Guitarmageddon Guitars, which he premired at NAMM 2011.

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