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Dimmu Borgir Drummer Hellhammer To Sit Out Fests and Tour Due To Neck Injury

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Due to a recently diagnosed injury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Hellhammer will be unable to play drums for the band on the remaining festival dates this summer and the upcoming European tour with Amon Amarth and Hatesphere.

Hellhammer's x-ray confirmed a severe neck prolapse causing numbness in his right arm. He will be going into treatment soon and could - quite possibly - undergo corrective surgery.

Taking over drum duties for the upcoming shows will be Tony Laureano (Nile, Angelcorpse, Aurora Borealis), who played for DIMMU BORGIR during the band's North American stint on Ozzfest in 2004 and during festival performances throughout 2005.

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6 Comments on "Dimmu Borgir Drummer Sidelined With Injury"

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1. Bizz writes:

Maybe this is a sign
*cough* bring Nicolas Barker back *cough*

# Jul 25, 2007 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. No One writes:

Haha Bizz, too bad Nic is busy with Testament. I saw Borgir with Laureano at San Antonio, which was on the dvd and he did a good job. HellHammer's drum solo was pretty intense so I hope he get's better!

# Jul 25, 2007 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Bizz writes:

Really? Testament? Wow i gotta stay up in the news more often. Yea that laureano dude was good from what ive seen with them on ozzfest but i just really dont like hellhammer, it always seems like hes putting on an act...plus he wears frilly shirts.

# Jul 25, 2007 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Terminator writes:

the guy can drum though

# Jul 25, 2007 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Risk writes:

hellhammer is a beast on drums so that a blows. but anyways... who cares about what he wears its about the music.

# Aug 12, 2007 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. JAMES666 writes:

cant believe it its nothing with outhim it wont sound like dimmu borgir.we need the drummer back. plz get better hellhammer come back soon as possible we all need you. hail dimmu borgir.

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