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Sepultura Parts Ways With Drummer Jean Dolabella, Announces Replacement

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Brazilian metal legends Sepultura have confirmed that they have parted ways with drummer Jean Dolabella, who joined the band five years ago while they were touring in support of the "Dante XXI" album and subsequently recorded the albums, "A-Lex" and "Kairos" with the group.

"The period we spent with Jean in the band was very positive," said guitarist Andreas Kisser. "We've recorded two great albums together and did a lot of concerts which will be in Sepultura's history. We only have reasons to thank him for his contribution and energy all these years."

Taking his place will be twenty year old Brazilian drum prodigy Eloy Casagrande, who won the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer Contest as a teenager in 2006. Speaking on his new job, Casagrande stated:

"When I got the invitation to join Sepultura, I was in shock. I'm a fan of the band for years; it'll be an honor to play with them."

Kisser added: "I'm sure Eloy will do a great job with Sepultura. He's already a musician who shows a lot of strength and technique, although he's young. We did a rehearsal with him and it was fantastic; he played the old and new material as if he was in the band for a long time. Sepultura will show the world another Brazilian talent on the drums."

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1. BrokenFace writes:

another 1 bites the dust

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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

shame that this band isnt what it was back in the 90s!!!

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3. wilco writes:

bummer he left the band a good drummer still like them love even with out max

at least got some beers with the dude in holland

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4. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

time for paolo and andreas to swallow their pride and beg max and igor to come back.

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5. wilco writes:

will never happen only if there is lots of money for max and igor withthe comeback
but hey they do good with soulfly and cavalera conspericy

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