DEATH ANGEL have amicably split with their longtime drummer, Andy Galeon. Here’s their official statement from the band:
“As some of you may have already heard, DEATH ANGEL’s long time drummer and original member Andrew Galeon has decided that it is time for him to move on from the band. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him nothing but success. Not only has he been an integral part of DEATH ANGEL from day one, but he’s also family and a friend and we will miss him. All the best to you, Brother.
“As for the future of DEATH ANGEL, THE SHOW GOES ON! Old friend and long time fixture of the Bay Area metal scene, Will Carroll (SCARECROW, OLD GRANDAD, VICIOUS RUMORS, etc.), will be handling the drum duties for the upcoming local shows in June and the Summer Madness Tour in Europe with KATAKLYSM and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Will’s been jamming with us for over a month now and is tearing it up! We look forward to hitting the stage with him very soon. We’ll be performing songs from Frolic… and Act III that we haven’t played live since back in the day so prepare for a dose of some serious old school thrash!
“Thank you all for your continued support over the years. See you on the road this summer!”
The influential Bay Area metallers recently released the live DVD/CD set, Sonic German Beatdown, consisting of two full-length concerts filmed in Germany and additional material.