Drummer Timo Immonen Splits With Soulhealer
Finnish melodic metal act Soulhealer announced that drummer Timo Immonen has split with the band. Just after the completion of the sophomore LP and follow up to "The Kings of Bullet Alley" (2011), Immonen announced he was "forced to quit" as the active drummmer of the band. His replacement is Jani Nyman, friend of guitarist Teemu Kuosmanen.
Immonen explains his departure: "It was really hard to let something like this go, basically a dream of a lifetime. To play in a rock'n'roll band, gigging regularly, recording, and with such a great bunch of assholes hahaha! But what it comes down to is that I need to be able to spend more time with my family than I can see happening in the future with Soulhealer as the pace is gradually picking up, more gigs lining up, and what started out as a hobby becoming more and more professional. All great things, that take more time, time away from family life.
'I sincerely wish the guys in Soulhealer the best and that they have the strength and energy to continue on the path we started on together some three odd years ago. Go for it guys!"
The band commented: "The band would like to thank Timo for being an important part of Soulhealer behind the drum kit not only live but also on the 'Dreamcatcher' EP, the first full album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley' and also on the upcoming CD. And Timo is right, the pace is picking up. So Soulhealer did not waste any time finding a replacement. Teemu Kuosmanen phoned up his old friend Jani Nyman, as he knew he is a killer drummer. Being asked if he wants to join Soulhealer as the new man, he didn’t have to think twice.
'Because of that we want to welcome Jani Nyman as the newest member in the Soulhealer family.
Jani already had his first commitment at a video session for the first ever Soulhealer promo video for a song from the new album."
Nyman will make his live debut with the band on March 15, 2013 in Oulu, Finland at the Ravintola Ykän Pub.
A behind the scenes clip of the video shoot with Nyman can be seen here:
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