Italy’s Rhapsody Of Fire have recently confirmed that drummer Manu Lotter is no longer a member of the group he joined in 2016. Power metal purveyors have already found the replacement, to be officially announced in near future. In other news, the recording process of the Rhapsody Of Fire‘s next full length effort is currently underway.
Statement from the band: “Dear fans, as you may have already heard, Manu Lotter will unfortunately no longer be performing as a drummer for Rhapsody Of Fire.”
“Manu’s contribution to the band in term of musicianship and work impulse has been tremendous and we are obviously very saddened to seem him go. We had so much fun touring together around the world and his stunning performances, live and on recordings, have been praised by fans and critics unanimously. He left a major footprint in the history of the band. Nevertheless, we respect and understand the factors that brought him to this decision and wish him all the very best in his next musical projects.”
“As Manu has informed us of his wish to leave the band some weeks ago, we have had the time to anticipate and organize the immediate passing of the torch. Therefore, we are happy to say that a new drummer has been selected to join the band. His name will be revealed in an official announcement very soon.“
“In the meantime, stay safe and keep listening to Rhapsody Of Fire and all your favorite bands, as music is essential to keep our mind sane during those crazy times!“