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Skalmold Brings On Session Drummer Kristján Heiðarsson

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Iceland's Skalmold has issued this statement about bringing on a session drummer for upcoming shows:

"Over the last few months Jón Geir has been having problems with his shoulder. Despite him doing everything possible to recover, things have only gotten worse and drastic measures need to be taken. He has to undergo a surgery and that has to happen asap since we don’t want to risk anything, his future as the unique drummer that he is and thereby the future of Skálmöld. Nope, this has to happen now and it is obvious that Jón Geir is gonna need weeks or even months to heal afterwards.

"We do have some commitments in the near future. Never in a million years would we back away from a them so it is quite clear that we do need a stand in for Jón Geir. When this came up there was no question in our minds who to call and all for the better the man was free and willing to bail us out. So without further adieu…

"Kristján 'Breytari' Heiðarsson is a living legend in the Icelandic metal world. He has been active since the ‘90s and originally became known for his then main band Changer. He is also a member of the incredible instrumental giants of Dark Harvest and more recently he has been working on his blackish metal band Vetur, serving as a guitarist and main composer. His latest achievement in the field has been recording an album with the legendary thrash metal band Skurk and most recently taking over the drum throne for the more hard rock oriented band NYKUR. His first gig with Skálmöld will be the mighty Eistnaflug festival on the 11th of July and he shall remain with us until Jón Geir comes back, hopefully sooner than later.

"Please give a warm welcome to Kristján (today is even his birthday!) and also send some warm thoughts out to Jón Geir. See you in the pit!"

The band will be performing live in support of latest full-length album "Börn Loka" (reviewed here).

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