ATTACKER frontman Bob Mitchell has issued the following statement:
"It is with heavy heart and deep sadness which I must inform you that my dear friend and brother Rob Oriani has passed away. He died of a heart attack while at work on Saturday. I was honored to know him and I will keep his family and those closest to him in prayer. His contribution to the metal world is our VYNDYKATOR album 'Heaven Sent From Hell' to which he was one of the prominent writers. I will post VYN's music on my personal MySpace site in tribute to him.
"Words cannot convey nor lend itself to emotions at this point.
"I love you, Rob, and I will miss you tremendously, dear brother.
"Tomorrow is the only wake and I believe it will be followed by a cremation. Here is an e-mail Bill Pena (guitarist) sent me on the arrangements:
"Services for Rob this Tuesday only.
"Tuesday, November 21 between 11am and 1pm
Riotto Funeral Home
3205 John F Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 798-3100
"Please join me in prayer and keep the music of VYNDYKATOR close to your hearts as I will to mine for always."