Dutch melodic death metallers, DETONATION, have recently announced major line-up changes. Here is word straight from guitarist Mike Ferguson:
“We have some good and some sad news!
“Sad news first… we parted ways with three band members recently. Danny [guitars] and Michiel [drums] have gone on to seek their fame and fortune with GOD DETHRONED and PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT. Due to their busy schedules, it was impossible to keep playing in DETONATION. However, we parted as friends and wish them good luck and much success in these bands.
“Also, after 12 years in DETONATION, Otto [bass] has decided to leave the band. His busy schedule with DELAIN prohibited his 100 percent focus and attention for DETONATION, and as he did not think this was fair towards us, he respectfully gave up his role as bass player for DETONATION. We will miss Otto as a friend and also wish him much success with DELAIN!
“Then the good news! Koen [vocals] and I have no intention on quitting, quite the contrary, we are more focused and determined than before. We have been practicing with new musicians for a month or so, and it is going great.
“On drums we welcome Allard van der Kuip, known from Utrecht band GRINDPAD. And on bass we welcome Harry van Breda.
“Harry is known as the vocalist in I-CHAOS, and also the guy that recorded and mixed our new album, Reprisal. Both new guys come from our town Utrecht, and have been friends of the band since quite a while. Together with Allard and Harry, we are driven and focused to get DETONATION back on track, playing gigs and kicking ass!
“We are very happy with the new guys in the band, and are eager to get our killer new album, Reprisal to you.
“Thank you all for your patience, we’ll make sure it will all be worth the wait!”