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Drummer Randy Black Splits With Primal Fear

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German power metal act Primal Fear announced that the band has split with drummer Randy Black due to "irreconcilable differences" between he and vocalist Ralf Scheepers. Black will perform with the band at the Summer Breeze Festival this weekend and then immediately be relieved of duties.

Black joined the band in 2003 and performed on the last six studio releases dating back to 2004's "Devil's Ground."

The official statement from the band reads: "Due to irreconcilable differences between singer Ralf Scheepers and drummer Randy Black, Primal Fear announce that Randy will leave the band effective August 16th, 2014 – one day after the band’s performance @ the Summer Breeze Festival, Randy’s final show with the band. Primal Fear will announce their new drummer in September. We wish Randy all the best in his future career!"

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3 Comments on "Primal Fear Splits With Drummer Randy Black"

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1. Primal4Ever writes:

Obviously there's a story there. On Facebook, the band is warning that they may be deleting comments, so one has to wonder just what the circumstances are concerning this parting of the ways and whether it was a mutual decision or whether Randy was kicked out. Right now only four people know the truth- and hopefully one of them talks.

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2. Metal Messiah writes:

This news sucks, Randy is one of the best metal drummers around. I love primal fear but it will feel different with a new drummer. Hopefully they won't change.

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3. RTM writes:

I met the band at a meet and greet this year. Randy was the coolest and most genuinely appreciative of the band, with Ralf being the least. Its really a shame he is leaving. Great drummer and seemed like a nice guy. I am a huge fan of the band, but it will be a bit different from now on.

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