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Drummer Nick Barker Exits Lock Up


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Drummer Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir, etc.) has exited grindcore supergroup Lock Up. Barker himself said of his departure:

“After “not feeling it” for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band,I’ve decided to call it a quits with Lock Up!

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There’s no bad blood or ill feeling in any way,those guys are my brothers and I wish them well..
I have a couple of new musical endeavours in the pipeline that will come to light when the time is right.
Id like to take this opportunity to thank my ex-band mates and all the fans around the world for their support over the course of 20+ years I served as drummer in the band…

Much love to you all.”

The band’s Shane Embury (also of Napalm Death, etc.) added:

“I am sad to see Nick leave the band” ! But we have discussed this a lot and it’s time to move on for all of us I guess – no bad blood
Along with Jesse Pintado ( RIP) Nick and I formed Lock Up in 1998 !
We have had a fun and crazy ride together on all those years and I wish Nick nothing but the best for the future”

A replacement for Barker will be announced in the months to come.

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