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Sepultura Recruit Drummer Greyson Nekrutman For Farewell Tour After Being “Abandoned” By Eloy Casagrande


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With Sepultura preparing for their farewell world tour, drummer Eloy Casagrande has exited the fold. Greyson Nekrutman, who most recently has been drumming for Suicidal Tendencies, has joined the lineup in his place and will be handling the percussive duties for the Brazilian groove metal legends amid their final touring.

Sepultura issued the below statement on Casagrande‘s apparently abrupt departure from the band and the enlistment of Nekrutman:

“The Celebrating Life Through Death Tour, a farewell tour over the next 18 months that will celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary and also its farewell to the stage.

Beginning of December the group clearly defined the intention at the announcement, it is a ‘conscious and planned death’. As poetic as it sounds, a tour of this magnitude took nearly of year of preparing and planning which would require a lot commitment, ethics and loyalty to their fans, as well as respecting for the band’s history – something that is a clear priority to Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Paulo Xisto.

However, on February 6th a few days prior to the first rehearsal, drummer Eloy Casagrande informed the band that he was leaving Sepultura to pursue a career in another project. The band were taken by surprise, without prior warning, he immediately left the band, abandoning everything related to Sepultura.

Luckily American virtuoso Greyson Nekrutman will take the position of Eloy Casagrande and is welcomed as the band’s new drummer for the ‘Celebrating Life Through Death‘ farewell tour.

Greyson comments: Today I express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible opportunity to join the legendary ranks of Sepultura for their farewell tour.

To contribute to this legacy is a privilege that fills me with both honor and excitement. Sepultura‘s fearless approach to exploring new territories in the metal sphere is something that I have always admired and strived to emulate in my own musical endeavors. I am eagerly looking forward to adding my own spirit and passion to the mix, to connecting with the fans who have supported the band through its evolution, and to the electrifying experiences we’ll create together on stage. Here’s to the new chapters we’ll write together, to the stages we’ll conquer, and to the powerful music we’ll unleash upon the world.”

Nekrutman is often cited as a rising star in the drumming world, thanks to his impressive chops. Thus far, Casagrande doesn’t appear to have publicly addressed his departure or what project he is moving on to, though Slipknot speculation is rampant. Suicidal Tendencies themselves commented on social media of Nekrutman‘s new role, “Wishing you all the best in your journey through music and life. The SxTx Familia !”

Initial legs of Sepultura‘s farewell tour include:

03/01 Belo Horizonte, BRA – Arena Hall
03/02 Juiz de Fora, BRA – Estacao Cultural
03/09 Brasilia, BRA – Arena Lounge
03/15 Uberlandia, BRA – Castelli
03/21 Porto Allegre, BRA – Araujo Vianna
03/22 Curitiba, BRA – Live
03/23 Florianopolis, BRA – Arena Opus

04/13 San Jose, CR – Pepper Club
04/14 Bogota, COL – Auditorio Mayor Cun
04/16 Lima, PER – CCB Barranco
04/18 Quito, ECU – The Metal Fest
04/20 Santiago, CHL – The Metal Fest
04/21 Buenos Aires, ARG – El Teatro Flores
04/22 Montevideo, URY – Compeljo Sala

09/06 Sao Paulo, BRA – Epscao Unimed

With Jinjer, Obituary and Jesus Piece:

10/30 Paris, FRA – Zenith Paris – La Villette
10/31 Offenbach am Main, GER – Stadthalle
11/01 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics Arena
11/02 Cologne, GER – Palladium
11/03 Den Bosch, NET – The Rock Circus
11/05 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
11/06 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/08 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/09 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
11/10 Belfast, UK – Telegraph Building
11/11 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland Ballroom
11/12 London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
11/14 Zurich, SWI – The Hall
11/15 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/16 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/17 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/19 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
11/20 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/21 Katowice, POL – Spodek
11/22 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/23 Prague, CZE – O2 Universum

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