Dismember Part Ways With Drummer
April 22, 2007
Swedish death metallers Dismember have parted ways with longtime drummer Fred Estby. "My decision to put my family in first hand makes it impossible to keep on touring and commit to the band full-time," Estby said in a statement. "I want to thank all the fans, friends, bands and all the other cool people I've met through the years and I wish Dismember all the best in the future."
Dismember is currently in the process of writing new material and "this sad loss will not interrupt any future plans in any way," the band writes on its web site. "The commitment to keep on playing is stronger than ever!"
Dismember's latest album, 'The God That Never Was', was released in February 2006 via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's 'Where Ironcrosses Grow' was once again produced by Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup includes Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist (guitar), Martin Persson (guitar) and newcomer Tobias Christiansson on bass.