Nils “Dominator” Fjellström Taking “Much Needed Timeout” From Dark Funeral

Dark Funeral drummer Nils “Dominator” Fjellström will be taking “a much needed timeout from the band to handle personal matters.” The group have recruited a replacement called Jalomaah, who can be seen performing “The Arrival of Satan’s Empire” in the below video:

Dark Funeral commented:

“We must sadly inform you that we have agreed to let Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem take a much needed timeout from the band to handle personal matters. We of course wish him the best!

Yet the world keeps turning and so DARK FUNERAL will stride on. We have hired an extremely talented drummer that will fill in Nils position until further notice. He will make his live debut with us today, friday Nov 10, at Aalborg Metal Festival in Denmark. Here’s a video clip showing “Jalomaah” when he is rehearsing one of our songs “The Arrival of Satan’s Empire”. Impressive to say the least!

All scheduled shows and tours will take place as planned! Stay tuned for further announcements!

2018 will be an epic year as we have two celebrations to make, our classic album “Vobiscum Satanas” turns 20 years old and DARK FUNERAL celebrate 25 years as a band.

More news to follow, stay tuned!”

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Crobot Welcome New Drummer & Bassist

Crobot have announced the addition of bassist James Lascu (Wilson) drummer Dan Ryan to their lineup. They are taking over for Jake and Paul Figueroa, who exited the group back in April.

The band commented:

“All is definitely well in the Crobot home nebula as we welcome the insanely talented and hard hitting Dan Ryan on drums and the power and monstrous bass playing of James “Uncle Jimmy Muscles” Lascu to hold down the heavy bottom. We are 50 songs into the writing process and we are excited about how productive we have been over the last few months. To say these guys are making us a better band would be an incredible understatement. Stay tuned for new riffin’ & groovin’ as we are planning for a 2018 release!

Keep your beards tuned to that same ol Crobot transmission!”

Internal Bleeding Officially Welcome Kyle Eddy To The Band

Internal Bleeding have officially recruited Kyle Eddy as their permanent drummer. Eddy, who recently performed with the band on during their U.S. tour, is taking over for Bill Tolley, who tragically passed away, while working as New York firefighter.

The band commented:

“Losing a beloved friend and band mate has been a traumatic event for us, and needless to say, the past few months have been a roller coaster of conflicting emotions. But, through it all, there was never a thought given to packing this band up and calling it quits. There was no doubt in our mind that Bill would want the band to continue. As a matter of fact, he spoke about it numerous times with us. In short, he always said, ‘the band needs to go on.’

We’re not quite sure how we managed, but we pulled off a full US tour with a fill-in drummer who only had a few weeks to practice and get the set down. That drummer was upstate New York native, and deathmetal veteran Kyle Eddy. He did an amazing job learning the music, getting the set down, and fit in perfectly with our personalities. We had a great time with him on tour, and it felt like he’d been in the band for years – that’s how comfortable we were with him.

Kyle is a true professional in every sense of the word. He is deeply dedicated to his craft and brings unrelenting enthusiasm and energy to the band. For those reasons — and many others — we have chosen him to become the new drummer for INTERNAL BLEEDING.

Longtime fans of the band may remember seeing a much younger Kyle bashing the skins for INTERNAL BLEEDING during our second Onward To Mecca tour. He did a superb job then, and we’re supremely confident that his skills will help propel the band to new heights. It’s always painful to move forward after a tragic loss, but it must be done. We’ve decided that Kyle should be our new drummer, and we think – scratch that – we know that Bill would be really happy about our choice. Please welcome him to the INTERNAL BLEEDING fold!”

Metal Church Officially Welcome Drummer Stet Howland (Ex-W.A.S.P.) To The Band

Metal Church have have officially welcomed Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) to the band as their new drummer. He was previously just filling in, but is now a permanent member.

Mike Howe commented:

“I am overwhelmed and grateful that Stet has found his way into the fold and I look forward to many successful and joyful performances together.”

Kurdt Vanderhoof added:

“We are extremely happy to have Stet as our new engine. He is a fantastic drummer and a great guy to work with. But the hazing shall continue relentlessly!”

Howlan, himself, also commented:

“After being home for only a few days from possibly the best tour of my life, I received a conference call from Kurdt and Mike, for a split second I thought to myself ‘Oh shit, what did I do?’ But my concern quickly turned to an unremovable smile when they asked if I would be interested in being a permanent member of Metal Church.

“It’s no secret that Metal Church have always been one of my favorite metal bands and that, in my opinion, they are on the strongest ascent of any band in their genre! And given that the band kicks ass live, has an incredible record label, a rabid fan base, relevant new music, recent Billboard chart positions and first-week CD sales that rival multi-platinum acts, my answer was an unwavering ‘YES’!

“On my maiden journey I was blown away by Mike Howe’s consistent crowd destruction, Kurdt’s ridiculously heavy riffs, Rick Van Zandt’s refusal to make even one mistake and my glue-like bond with Steve (it’s a well-known fact that METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger is one of my closest friends and it was Steve who initially suggested me to the band).

“There is understanding, mutual respect and camaraderie present here that is missing in so many ‘famous’ acts. I am honoured to be a member of such a group of people and will do my best to deliver strong performances both live and in the studio.”