New Drummer Gee Anzalone Named By DragonForce As Dave Mackintosh Departs
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DragonForce has named Gee Anzalone (ex-Braindamage/Ex-Kill Ritual) as the band's new drummer, replacing outgoing member Dave Mackintosh who simultaneously split with the band to move on to his first musical love: progressive rock. A native of Turin, Italy, Anzalone is a drum teacher who graduated from the NAMM Academy of Milan and carries on the multi-national mix of musicians that make up DragonForce. The band's new album "Maximum Overload" is scheduled for release on August 18th.
Anzalone will make his live debut on the upcoming "Maximum Overload" UK Tour which commences on September 17th in Edinburgh.
Dave Mackintosh released the following statement: "After much thought I have parted ways with the boys in DragonForce to pursue my first love of progressive rock, I wish the lads all the luck in the world and look forward to the release of Maximum Overload as I truly believe this is the most fantastic DF album that I and the boys have recorded to date!
"Many thanks to all the fans who have supported me in this last decade of massive tours, countless shows and all the albums, I couldn’t have done it without you.
"I will continue to tour and play with some of the greatest names in Prog Rock, and hope to see some familiar faces on the road!
"In the meantime, stay metal, watch out for the new Dave Mackintosh website which will be launched within the next 4 weeks as well as some great new videos I will be producing with my gear sponsors.
Guitarist Herman Li stated: "We have been through a lot with Dave and want to thank him for everything he has contributed to DragonForce, both as a friend and musician and we would all like to wish him well with his new project"
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