Destruction Drummer Sitting Out Sepultura Shows

Vaaver’s second child is going to be born during impending tour



Well that sorta sucks for him.

Destruction drummer Vaaver has revealed he won’t be able to join the band when it opens for Sepultura on its upcoming North American tour with Arsis.

He’s got a good fucking reason, though: He’s got a baby on the way. Vaaver’s second child is expected to pop out when the trek is in full gear.

Onetime Primal Fear and Annihilator drummer Randy Black (currently hitting the skins for Duskmachine) has been tapped to take over for Vaaver.

Destruction frontman Schmier says Black was the obvious choice.

“I’ve known Randy for many years. He’s a down-to-earth guy and a killer drummer! So when we thought about who could replace Vaaver on this North American tour, only a few drummers came to my mind and Randy was our first choice. Who else could do a stand-in job like this with a great attitude and amazing skills! It will be a great experience for us to play with such a powerhouse drummer and I’m sure Destruction fans will appreciate his performance as well!”

Adds Vaaver:

“I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it’s going to happen in June of 2015. I therefore have to apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2015 spring North American tour. I am convinced that Randy, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced thrasher, and a good friend of ours, will smoothly take over my drum throne for that period and will set the stage on fire.”

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