Bob Nalbandian Cause of Death, Biography, Age, Wikipedia, Career, Family

Bob Nalbandian, a long-time journalist podcaster, and director sadly passed away.

How Did Bob Nalbandian Die?

Bob Nalbandian, a Director and Producer at Inside Metal Documentary Series and Band Vs Brand Documentary died on December 31, 2022.

The metal historian journalist and filmmaker Bob Nalbandian passed away early today in Redding California.

Condolences to Bob’s family and friends during this difficult time. This sad news was confirmed by the music artist, Dave Mustaine on social media post, saying,

“Sad news today, my friend Bob Nalbandian, the metal legend who helped me find Marty Friedman, has passed away. We will miss you terribly, Bob. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

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Bob Nalbandian Cause of Death

Director and Producer of Inside Metal, Bob Nalbandian passed away suddenly and the music industry mourns for the loss of this great legend. We are sorry for your loss.

Bob Nalbandian cause of death was an illness. However, the type of illness he suffered was not known yet. Music artists, friends and family of Nalbandian shared their heartfelt condolences to him on socail media.

Who was Bob Nalbandian?

Bob Nalbandian began his career in the music and entertainment industry at the age of 17 as the publisher/editor-in-chief of the legendary heavy metal fanzine.

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The Headbanger in April 1982, was a nationally distributed zine that included the very first profiles of then-unsigned LA bands Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Armored Saint.

Nalbandian worked as a contributing editor for many well-known music magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. It includes Metal Rendezvous, Creem, Music Connection, Hit Parader, BAM, and Foundations, as well as an associate editor for the men’s magazines Platinum and Men’s Perspective.

Bob Nalbandian managed the Orange County, California hard metal band EDEN before The Headbanger was disbanded in 1985. In 1984, he signed the band to a global deal with Enigma/Restless Records.

Early in the 1990s, Nalbandian hired Marty Friedman, a guitarist for the multi-platinum band Megadeth, who later served as the president of Roadrunner Records’ west coast branch, where he worked directly with several of the label’s cutting-edge acts at the time, including Sepultura, Type-O Negative, and Last Crack.

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Bob Nalbandian Career

Nalbandian worked for Roadrunner for a year before moving on to assist label head Herb Cohen at Bizarre/Straight Records (Rhino/WEA).

Additionally, Bob Nalbandian obtained license agreements with significant international businesses throughout the 1990s, including Century Media (US & Europe), Roadrunner Japan, Cherry Red/ Hear No Evil/ Universal Music (UK & Europe), JVC/ Victor (Japan), Music For Nations (UK), Bandai/ Apollon (Japan), Polystar (Japan), and High Vaultage/ Metal 4 Muthas (Germany).

Bob Nalbandian was the director and co-producer of the documentaries BAND VS BRAND and INSIDE METAL (both from MetalRock Films) (Cleopatra Entertainment).

The Inside Metal movies include “Pioneers of LA Hard Rock and Metal,” “LA Metal Scene Explodes,” “The Rise of LA Thrash Metal” and “Bay Area Godfathers” (each film is 2-Parts).

Bob Nalbandian is also the founder and host of two major Metal Podcasts: The Shockwaves Skullsessions Podcast ( and the Shockwaves/ Hard Radio Podcast (

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