Borknagar Splits With Drummer David Kinkade
Borknagar has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with drummer David Kinkade:
"Borknagar has decided to part ways with the U.S. drummer David Kinkade. This is first and foremost due to the logistical challenges we have been facing having a U.S. drummer in a Norwegian band the last couple of years. Sometimes reality bites and in order to be a fully operative band, we need a drummer based in Norway. The split is of friendly manner and we would like to say thanks for everything David has contributed with in relations to the band and we would also like to wish him the best of luck for his future endeavours.
"Borknagar is currently finishing up the recording of the 9th. album which is planned to be released early next year. As we speak Vintersorg and ICS Vortex are working on the vocal arrangements and we are all exited about the new effort we currently are brewing. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studio later this years. More details and information will be issued soon!
"Last time we needed a drummer, Dave was very eager to try out. We didn’t like the fact that he didn’t live in Norway due to the logistic side of things, but at this time we had no ambitions to play live more then the occasional festival gig. And Dave joined. He first did the album 'Universal,' then we played at Wacken as mentioned and also did 3 other gigs in Germany and Holland.
"Our ambitions increased, some of you remember our efforts to do a tour in South America perhaps? With these plans, Dave suggested to move to Norway. That turned out not to be an easy process and he gave up on that sometime in the summer this year and went back to USA. And we were back to start, but with more need of a drummer in Norway then ever! Dave also got the gig as session drummer with Soulfly, giving him even more reason to stay in USA.
"With that as the most significant reason we have decided to part with Dave and look for a new drummer located closer to the band. And I want to make a point out of that letting go of Dave isn’t a sign of us loosing our ambitions, quite opposite we want to play more live, but with less logistic hustle. Hopefully we can soon start to reveal our plans, lets see.
"In Borknagar history we have had several drummers. All unique in their way, strong personalities and inventive in their style. Dave now joins these ranks and we need a new one.
"This will not slow or affect the current progress in any way, there are many drummers around and we will start the process to tame another one for the upcoming shows."
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