Former Death Angel Drummer Joins Spiralarms

Andy Galeon makes his live debut with the band this weekend

Andy with a fanAndy with a fan

Andy with a fan

This is an unforeseen occurrence. I mean, whoever would have predicted this would happen.

Spiralarms are not thrashy. In fact, they’re quite mellow. But now, they’ve got a drummer who used to play in Death Angel. How’s that going to work?

Andy Galeon has joined the group, and makes his live debut with the band February 8 at the Milk Bar in San Francisco.

Comments the band’s Craig Locicero:

“After much deliberation and our European tour, we’ve decided it is time to part ways with our good friend and brother, Ron Redeen. This was not an easy decision, but it came down to health and personal reasons that Ron must deal with on his own terms.

“Make no mistake about it: this was difficult. Ron is a fantastic drummer and a wonderful person who deserves much credit and respect for his playing. We wish him nothing but the best for his future and we love him dearly.

“Now to the present… Andy Galeon, formerly of Death Angel, is ‘the New Guy!’ When Andy and I got together to play the ‘Robb Flynn & Friends’ benefit last month, we just clicked. Everything we played together had something special going within our chemistry. This was totally unexpected by both of us and the only times previous to that I’d actually played music with Andy was on old Sabbath songs decades ago. That being said, we’ve been friends for about 25 years and toured our asses off together in 1990 in Europe and the States. Back then, we were the two youngest kids on the bus! There is a history and pedigree that makes sense.”

Craig says Andy’s been playing drums “his entire life and pretty much grew up in rock and metal school. Honestly, I’m so happy to have Andy in a situation were he can get back out there and show his skills in our music. We all complement each other with an ease that’s difficult to come by.”

So maybe this will be a good thing.

Let’s see.

Andy’s more than capable of handling the job.

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