News•January 23, 2017 9:16 AM ET•5,615 views
Trivium confirm new drummer, address exit of previous drummer
Floridian metal band Trivium has finally confirmed the rumored fall 2016 departure of drummer Paul Wandtke. Speaking on the matter in an attempt to clarify ongoing misinformation regarding Wandtke's exit, Paolo Gregoletto had this to say via Twitter:
"Was a pleasure playing with Paul the last year, but we felt it wasn't the right fit long term, we let him know a week after Orlando show [in late October]."Additionally, Gregoletto also confirmed the addition of Alex Bent (Brain Drill, ex-Battlecross) to Trivium's roster, though his future with the group remains to be seen. For now, Bent will be playing with Trivium on their upcoming UK and Europe tour. Gregoletto offered this:
"So as to who is playing for us in the UK/EU... Alex sent us this video two days after being put in touch with him. We also had a few weeks of rehearsal together in November."
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