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Lock Up (Napalm Death, Brutal Truth) drummer quits band

Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:46 AM PT

Grindcore/death metal ensemble Lock Up have announced the departure of drummer and co-founder Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir).

Bassist Shane Embury had this to say: "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."

Meanwhile, Barker issued the following: "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! 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. I'd 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."

Barker's replacement will be named shortly.

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