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Byfrost Splits With Drummer Alkolust

In a statement issued by the band today, Norwegian blackened metallers Byfrost have announced that they have parted ways with “Alkolust,” their drummer since 2008. Frontman Heavy Harms commented: “We have had a great time playing with Alkolust over the years and we wish him the best with his other projects. And to all our fans out there, this is not the end, but very much a new beginning. Horns to the Sky!”

Formed in 2007 in Bergen, the heartland of Norwegian extreme metal, by Heavy Harms and Ripmeister, Byfrost released the band's debut album “Black Earth” on Painkiller records in early 2010, and, on the strength of this release, was quickly picked up by Germany’s AFM records. The band’s second full-length album “Of Death,” which was once again produced by Enslaved’s Herbrand Larsen (who also guested on the album) was released in June 2011.

Below you can see fan-filmed footage of Byfrost performing “Horns to the Sky” live at Bloodstock in 2011.

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The man is an awesome drummer! His powerhouse style will be missed by Byfrost for sure. I hope he carries on with Hellish Outcast...

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