Eloy Casagrande

Eloy Casagrande Comments On His Exit From Sepultura


Fresh off his unexpected exit from Sepultura having been announced by the band themselves, drummer Eloy Casagrande has issued a personal statement on the matter. Earlier today (February 27th), the aforementioned Brazilian thrash metal legends announced that Casagrande had opted to leave the band earlier this month, giving the group no advance warning.

The departure unfolded as Sepultura were gearing up to start rehearsals for their upcoming farewell tour. The timing of Casagrande‘s exit has led to rampant speculation of him potentially having jumped ship to Slipknot, though nothing official has been stated on that as of yet.

Casagrande, who had held the drumming role for Sepultura from 2011 onwards, said in his statement today:

“I would like to announce my departure from Sepultura. Being part of the biggest Brazilian metal band was one of the best experiences of my life. I just want to thank the band and crew members.

It was a story of almost 13 years, in which I had the opportunity to learn and contribute with every song, show and recording. These were years of great dedication, intensity and commitment. We did 3 studio albums very well received by the critics, countless shows on 5 continents and a lot of stories to tell. So, first of all, I reiterate my thanks to Sepultura and the fans for everything we’ve been through.

Maybe for the band’s fans it doesn’t make sense at this point, but decisions needed to be made thinking about new cycles that will come. We are made of choices and they are not always easy. My departure will never erase my respect and gratitude to the band.

There is a lot to come and I hope to continue making a lot of music and art. See you on the road.”

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