Manowar have recruited drummer Dave Chedrick for their upcoming shows. He will be filling in for Anders Johannson, who will be sitting out the band’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour” due to “family commitments.”
Johannson said the following:
“Hello friends. Family commitments make it necessary that I remain as close as possible to my home in Sweden at this time. I will therefore not be able to perform on MANOWAR’s upcoming tour.
The support from MANOWAR, their crew and fans has been overwhelming from the beginning. Everyone involved has welcomed me into their hearts without hesitation, and I have made friends for life.
Thank you all for the great times.
Hail and Kill!”
Bassist Joey DeMaio also commented:
“Anders is a rare combination of intelligence, kindness, humor and talent. It has been a pleasure working with him. He is part of our brotherhood, now and forever! We support his commitment to his family.”
“Dave’s drumming is a combination of speed, power and the spirit of true metal that we believe our fans will enjoy.”
“The Manowarriors are legendary. I am honored that I will be playing for the greatest fans in the world!”