Long-running Gothenburg, Sweden-based metallers DESTINY have announced the addition of drummer Roger Christiansson to the group’s ranks. According to the band, Roger “is a passionate drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is also a composer both of music and lyrics. So far he has recorded and performed with bands like SOLID, RAMPAGE, ATTRAPP, SOUTHERN COMFORT BAND, FREAK STATION, GRINGOS and OVERNIGHT SENSATION. As an old HiFi enthusiast and with a keen interest to improve sound quality, he has plans to move into sound engineering. Roger and Stefan Björnshög [bass] have been friends for more than 25 years but this is actually the first time that they will play together. On a personnel level, Roger was the obvious choice and after just one rehearsal it was also quite clear that he will be the prefect drummer for DESTINY!”
DESTINY recently recruited DRAGONLAND vocalist Jonas Heidgert. Jonas has already begun to lay down vocals for DESTINY‘s upcoming anniversary album, “The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology”, for a spring release, as well as the next official full-length CD, “Global Warming”, for which everything but the vocals has already recorded.
Fans will get their first taste of DESTINY with Jonas on vocals later this month when a digital single from “The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology” is released.
Way back in 1982, bassist Stefan Björnshög founded one of Sweden’s first true heavy metal bands, DESTINY. Unlike most other Swedish acts that were active around the same period, DESTINY never broke up. In 2005, DESTINY was joined by guitarist Michael Åberg, who previously played with NOSTRADAMEUS.
Following a tour opening for former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Tony Martin in 2006, DESTINY kept an unusually low profile, partly because the band was unable to find a suitable vocalist and also because of illness and various personal tragedies.