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Evergrey's Hannes Van Dahl Named New Drummer Of Sabaton

Sweden's Sabaton has named Hannes Van Dahl (Evergrey) the new permanent drummer of the band. After nearly a year of speculation as to whether Robban Back - who came into the band when four then members of the band split - would return after the birth of his child or that replacement Snowy Shaw (ex-Therion/ex-King Diamond) would become permanent.

In addition, Sabaton announced that the band will hit the studio soon to record the follow up to the highly successful "Carolus Rex" LP (see review here). The full announcement reads:

"For some time there has been rumors about Robban coming back soon, or that Snowy would fill in for a while longer, or even take Robbans place permanently behind the drums.

"To put an end to these rumors we now present our new full time member in Sabaton: Hannes Van Dahl.

"Hannes has previously played in Evergrey which we have toured with in the past, and he has also worked side by side with us as drum technician for Snowy during his time in Sabaton.

"He did his first show as a Sabaton member at this weekends show at Metal Hammer Paradise festival in Germany.

"We would of course like to thank Robban and Snowy for their great time in Sabaton, and we will continue to support them in everything they will do in the future!

"In just a few weeks we will start recording a new album and more details will be presented very soon!
The topic for the new album is set and we are very excited, it´s totally SABATON."

The band will support Iced Earth along with ReVamp on an upcoming North American Tour scheduled in April. For more information, head on over to this location.

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