Borknagar and drummer part ways
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:59 AM PT
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Norwegian progressive black metal band Borknagar has announced the amicable departure of drummer David Kinkade, who will now focus completely on performing with Soulfly. Here's the official word:
"Borknagar has decided to part ways with the US drummer David Kinkade. This is first and foremost due to the logistical challenges we have been facing having a US drummer in a Norwegian band the last couple of years. Sometimes reality bites and in order to be a fully operative band, we need a drummer based in Norway. The split is of friendly manner and we would like to say thanks for everything David has contributed with in relations to the band and we would also like to wish him the best of luck for his future endevours.
"Borknagar is currently finishing up the recording of the 9th. album which is planned to be released early next year. As we speak Vintersorg and ICS Vortex are working on the vocal arrangements and we are all exited about the new effort we currently are brewing. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studio later this years."
Meanwhile, Kinkade had the following to say:
"I've mutually parted ways with Borknagar. I'm going to be focussing 100% on Soulfly now. I want to thank all the fans for being some of the most intense music followers and people I have ever come across. You guys are truly a brand of your own. For your sakes, I hope that Borknagar will deliver because you deserve it. I wish Borknagar all the best in their future endeavors."