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Barker's Depature From Dimmu Borgir Confirmed

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Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have issued an official statement confirming the departure of drummer Nick Barker (as exclusively reported here yesterday).

Their statement reads as follows:

"Nicholas has been removed from the line up of DIMMU BORGIR. A session drummer will be used in the future. Don't waste your time speculating why, we have already moved on. See you on the road very soon!"

Barker joined DIMMU BORGIR in 1999 as a replacement for original drummer Tjodalv (a.k.a. Kenneth Ã…kesson). He has since appeared on two full-length studio albums with the band: "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" (2001, Nuclear Blast) and "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003, Nuclear Blast).

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Nick writes:

I dont get why Barker is out. What happend?He was the best, and he still is the best drummmer.
Please reply this mail and tell me why he is out
Nick

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2. nick j writes:

Nick Barker will be missed very much

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3. cum writes:

there will never be a better drummer in that f***ing band than him

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4. Pariah writes:

I'm glad he's out, now Dimmu will hopefully go back to their BM days of Stormblast. Even Spiritual Black Dimensions kills the last to albums. May Tjdalv return, even if he's not as good. I iwsh someone like Trym Torson (Emperor, Enslaved, Zyklon) would join them, or something!

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5. saazgiri writes:

Whatever the reasons for Nick Barker's departure may have been, Dimmu is foolish to let him go. The last two albums, especially Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, were musically incredible. The band members had chemistry and this cannot be denied. He is by far the best drummer on the scene (Old Man's Child) and a replacement will be hard to find.

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6. bah writes:

stupid idiots prefer old stormblast than the new kickass album pfffffff dimmu got better not worse ^^

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7. Nick Barker left Dimmu RIP writes:

(excuse me for my english I'm french)
no word can describe my sadness when I learn that Nick left Dimmu
I think He will remain best drummer
OH MY HOLLY F***ING JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH
dimmu will have to make some efforts to find a drummer who will be equal to Nick


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