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Rekuiem Part Ways With Drummer

REKUIEM (formerly REQUIEM), the cult NWOBHM band that was at the very start of the British metal movement alongside such names as DIAMOND HEAD and WITCHFINDER GENERAL, has parted ways with drummer Karl Wilcox (DIAMOND HEAD). According to the group, "the band's plan to perform live shows later this year was proving difficult to envisage with Karl's other commitments, so the band now plan to carry on into this next realm with a new drummer."

In a statement, Karl explained: "Due to relocating back to New York, family committments, DIAMOND HEAD's upcoming heavy touring schedule, studio and teaching committments, I feel it would be better if I step down as drummer for REKUIEM. The band needs to be touring, getting the exposure it deserves, and not waiting for open dates in my calendar... I wish REKUIEM the very best for the future."

In 1980, REQUIEM issued its first and last single, the self-financed "Angel of Sin" on Sacrificial Records. The single was backed by "Sacrificial Wanderer" and was issued without a picture sleeve. It is now incredibly rare and somewhat of a collector's item for NWOBHM fanatics.

Source: Blabbermouth

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