Ralph Santolla (December 8, 1969 – June 6, 2018) was an American metal guitarist. He played in many bands, most recently Deicide, but also including Eyewitness, Death (he never recorded any of their albums, but toured with them in 1993 and appeared in "The Philosopher" video), Millenium, Iced Earth, and the Sebastian Bach band. He was well known for his shred guitar playing style.
|Born||December 8, 1969|
|Origin||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Died||June 6, 2018(aged 48)|
|Genres||Heavy metal, death metal, technical death metal, thrash metal, hard rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Associated acts||Obituary, Iced Earth, Death, Deicide, Memorain, Sebastian Bach, Redscream, Toxik, Eyewitness, Hollow, Stare, Melechesh|
- Blabbermouth (31 May 2018). "Former DEICIDE And OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Is In A Coma After Suffering Heart Attack". BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
- Bogner, Ivona (6 June 2018). "Ralph Santolla dead at 48!".
- Everley, Dave (June 6, 2018). "Former Death/Sebastian Bach guitarist Ralph Santolla to be taken off life support". Metal Hammer Magazine. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Deicide, Iced Earth Guitarist Ralph Santolla in Coma Following Heart Attack". Revolver. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.