Swedish metallers SABATON have issued the following update:
“Unfortunately, our drummer, Daniel Mullback, had to leave the current tour due to problems with his knees. But… The show must go on, and this Swedish War Machine cannot be stopped that easy… We stole NIGHTMARE‘s drummer Kevin [Foley], did some rehearsals during the day and were able to do the whole show yesterday.
“For the last shows we have recruited our old friend Robert Bäck from Falun to handle the drums.
“With less than 24 hours to learn a complete SABATON show, we want to dedicate a huge thanks to Kevin who saved the day!”
SABATON recently recruited DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq to play guitar on the band’s current European tour. He is filling in for regular SABATON guitarist Rikard Sundén, who “has decided to multiply himself and will have his first kid at this time,” according to a statement released by the band.